Gene W. Staffeldt, 65, of Willowbrook, Ill., and Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away in his sleep on Feb. 21, 2018. He was born in Menominee, Mich., to Earl and Dorothy Staffeldt. 
A graduate of Peshtigo High School in 1971, he then served in the United States Army until 1973. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977 and began his career in the insurance industry, retiring on Jan. 2, 2018. Gene was a loving brother and uncle. A lifelong Packer fan, he had a love of the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He will be remembered for his good nature and easygoing personality.
Gene is survived by his brother, Mike (Laurie) Staffeldt’ his sister, Lee (Bruce) Bowles; four nieces and nephews: Ryan (Kim) Staffeldt, Rachel (John) McCartin, Shauni (Seth) Carmitchel and Catlyn Bowles; and six great-nieces and nephews. His partner, Carol Proctor, is thankful for the 20 wonderful years they had together.
A memorial service will be held in Peshtigo at a future date.