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Eugene Cain

January 19, 1940 — December 3, 2020

Eugene Cain age 80, of New Bavaria, died Thursday morning, December 3, 2020 at Vancrest of Holgate.

His Legacy… Gene was born January 19, 1940 to Eugene and Wilma (Eis) Cain in Defiance.  He graduated from Holgate High School in 1960.  On September 22, 1962 he married Janice Bauer.  Gene was employed by General Motors, Defiance as a Journeyman millwright for 30 years, retiring in 1997.  He was a member of Emanuel’s Christian Church, New Bavaria, where he had been a trustee and in charge of maintenance.  He was in the Ohio National Guard for 9 years.  Gene was a life member of the Defiance VFW Auxiliary, Dads of Foreign Service Veterans of the United States, Eagles, Moose, and the Defiance Fish and Game.  He volunteered at the Auglaize Village as a train conductor because of his love for trains.  He and Janice were avid western square dancers and belonged to Country Diamond Dancers, Lima.

His Family… He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; children: Jenee (Matt) Seibert, Defiance, Douglas (Janet) Cain, Columbia, TN and Andrew Cain, Fort Hood, TX; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and brothers: Billy Cain, Defiance and Robert Bauer, Oakwood .  He was preceded in death by sons Andrew B. Cain and David Cain and siblings: Carol Ann Niedermeyer, Delmer Cain, Dennis Cain and Diane Benien.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in Emanuel’s Christian Church, New Bavaria on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 4-7:00 pm and again one hour before the service.  Due to health concerns, a mask is required; social distancing will be enforced and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance.   The Celebration of Eugene’s Life will be on Tuesday at 1:00 pm with Reverend Ed Briggeman officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene’s memory can be made to Emanuel’s Christian Church, American Alzheimer’s Association or Putnam County Hospice.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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