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Eugene "Gene" Tebeau

December 21, 1937 — May 5, 2024

Eugene "Gene" Tebeau

Gene Tebeau, age 86, of Rolla, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at the Aurora Health & Rehab facility in Rolla, MO. He was born on December 21, 1937, in Saint Louis, MO to Eugene and Cecilia (Metzger) Tebeau. Gene went to Saint Georges Catholic School and Hadley Technical High School in Saint Louis. In the mid to later 1950’s he was a full-time active member of the military in the Army stationed in Japan as an MP (military police.) He then worked for over 30 years at the American National Can Company as a production mechanic in Saint Louis and Pevely, MO.

On May 13, 1961, he married Anne Ellen McKenzie at Saint George Catholic Church (now called Saint John II). They stayed married for 58 years until her death in 2019. They had three children: Christy, Jimmy, and Sharon.

As a hobby Gene liked to play music on his organ and accordion. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching Cardinals baseball, playing on Facebook and YouTube, feeding squirrels and birds in the backyard, and mowing the grass. Gene was also active in his son’s outdoor music festivals by cooking food backstage, working the gate, and helping at the general store. He also really liked home improvement projects and doing minor construction on all the homes he owned over the years. His greatest joy was raising his family.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife Anne Ellen Tebeau on January 5, 2019. He also said at the end that he outlived all his friends.

He is survived by son Jimmy Tebeau in Lake Ozark, daughter Sharon Tebeau in Rolla, daughter and husband Christine & Rodney Atkinson of Salem, Sister Joan Farmer in St. Louis, and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren in St. Louis and around the country.

At Gene’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service.


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