Gene was born on Feb. 26, 1925, in Andrews, to the late Alvin and Hazel (Druley) Strevy. He was married to Bonnie (Flohr) Strevy until her passing on April 4, 1964. He then married on Oct. 15, 1965, to Janet Swihart Martin, she survives.
Gene had been an egg buyer and was the Assistant Manager of Warner Corporation of North Manchester.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Private First Class 328th Harbor Craft Company. He was a part of the Utah Beach invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.
In years past he was a member of the Moose, VFW, and American Legion all of North Manchester. He enjoyed golfing, baseball, bowling, and loved to read. Gene was always an avid Cubs and Colts fan.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Strevy, North Manchester; daughters, Janet and husband Tim Eaves, Fort Worth, Texas and Diana Strevy, Mooresville, N.C.; sons, Alfred Eugene and wife Allison Strevy, North Manchester and Alan and wife Sonia Strevy, Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; and 18 great-randchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bonnie, three sisters, and three brothers.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m.,, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in the Akron Cemetery, Akron, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Graveside military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post 286 of North Manchester.
The arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron.
Donations can be made in Mr. Strevy’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.