Eugene "Gene" Joseph Krampe, 81 ½ years, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, surrounded by family. He was born December 3, 1940 in Owensboro to the late Leo B. and Rose Mary Wink Krampe.
He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High in 1959, was a 1963 graduate of Brescia College and earned a Master's Degree in Accounting at the University of Kentucky. Gene worked in the accounting field and was a homebuilder before starting Builder's Discount Lumber in the mid-seventies. He was also part of a family farming business for many years.
Gene was a member of St. Pius the Tenth Catholic Church. He enjoyed U.K. sports, westerns, church picnics and working Sudoku puzzles; but, above all, he loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, who called him "Papaw".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Edward; and sisters, Margaret Stewart, Helen Rose Smith and Edna Fulkerson.
Those left to carry on his legacy include his wife of forty years, Rebecca "Becky" Zoglmann Krampe; sons, Eugene "Turk" Krampe, II (Lacey), William "Bill" Krampe, Bryan Krampe (Leslie), Jonathan Krampe, Justin Krampe (fiancé: Kayley); daughter, Karen Krampe; seven grandchildren; best friend, brother-in-law and employee of nearly fifty years, David Zoglmann.
The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 25 at St. Pius the Tenth Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 PM, with prayers at 5:00, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. There will also be visitation Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at St. Pius.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice of Western Kentucky, especially Kelly Zoglmann, for the loving and dedicated care provided to Gene.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.
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