Gene Rahl

Gene "Buzz" Rahl

Gene “Buzz” Allen Rahl, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 29, 2019 at his home in Rye CO.

Gene was born in Augusta, Wisconsin on August 10, 1934. Gene is survived by his wife Marty Rahl, children Randy Rahl and his partner Yvonne, Cheri (Rahl) VanOrden, Michael Rahl, Mary Kay (Rahl) Flater and her husband Phil, Michael (Decker) Rahl and his wife Shelley, Brian (Decker) Rahl and his wife Annie; nine grandchildren, Barbara Woods, Jennifer Schaff, Sarah Snodgrass, Hannah Hale, Hope Bartlett, Kaylee Byerly, Kreed Rahl, Jordon Rahl, Gavin Rahl, Quinn Rahl; two great grandchildren Lilly Schaff and Nora Snodgrass. He is also Survived by his four sisters; Susie DeBussman, Jen Klopp, Pat Lang, and Mona Rahl.

Gene served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his enlistment he became a Deputy Sheriff in the County of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Gene then moved to the Greenhorn Valley, Colorado, and became an active member in the community; serving as the Mayor of Rye, Pueblo School District 70 Board Member for many years, Colorado CASB Board Member and served on the Pueblo County Humane Society Advisory Council. He was best known in the community for his gifted woodworking skills and his charitable donations. After retiring he enjoyed spending most of his time in his woodworking shop and baking for family gatherings. He also enjoyed frequent visits back home to Wisconsin.

Gene will be cremated with a service of remembrance, scheduled for friends and family in the spring. Online condolences, www.tgmccarthy.com

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