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Gene Koetting 1938 - 2015

Gene Koetting
1938 - 2015

ADRIAN — Gene Koetting, 77, of Adrian died Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Burial will be in Vega Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Street, Amarillo.

Gene was born June 28, 1938, in Groom to Henry and Sybilla Koetting. He married Peggy Alford Noggler on Dec. 17, 1976. She preceded him in death in 1982. Gene married Juanita Bean Phillips on Dec. 5, 1987. She preceded him in death in 2004.

Gene was active duty for National Guard for six months, on reserve duty for two ½ years and in the reserves for three years. He was a farmer and rancher in the Simms area since 1965; he knew every cow. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry and woodworking. He was a great cook because it was made right!

Gene would say, “You are both a scholar and a gentleman and there are darn few of us left!”

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis Noggler; a daughter, Beverly Larson; and two brothers, Marvin Koetting and James Koetting.

Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Noggler Chopel and husband John of San Ramon, Calif., Lisa Phillips Albiar and husband Michael of Maple Valley, Wash., Theresa Noggler Fangman and husband Gary of Hereford and Dallas Phillips Paetzold and husband Carl of Amarillo; two sons, John Noggler and wife Jean of Adrian and Donald Noggler and wife Charla of Brownfield; a daughter-in-law, Jeanie Acker Noggler of Hereford; a son-in-law, Jim Larson of Wichita Falls; a sister, Caroline Longest of Amarillo; three brothers, Leonard Koetting of Groom, Herman Koetting of Panhandle and John Koetting of Groom; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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