December 28, 1921 – October 8, 2021
Eugene Arthur “Gene” Griepentrog passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for over 50 years.
Gene was born on December 28, 1921 to Walter E. Griepentrog and Edna (Loth) Griepentrog in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of the City of Milwaukee Board of Education and earned his Associate in Science, “With Distinction” Degree from the National College of Business in Rapid City, South Dakota. He married the love of his life, Giselle K. Schmidt on March 16, 1962 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 30 plus years and retired as Chief Master Sergeant.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his siblings.
Gene was a very special man, adored by many with his generous heart and intriguing story telling capabilities. He captured so many people’s hearts with his sense of humor and kindness. All though he will be missed greatly here on earth, we rest in peace knowing he is reunited with his true love in heaven. May God rest your soul.
Inurnment will be private and will take place at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Tranquility. A celebration of life will be held at his home at a later date.