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Gene  Scieszinski

Gene Joseph Scieszinski

September 4, 1948 - February 17, 2020
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Gene Scieszinksi, age 71, of Melrose, passed away on Monday February 17, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center with his loving family by his side.  He was born on September 4, 1948 in Melrose to Leo and Evelyn (Crall) Scieszinski.  

Gene graduated from Albia High School, class of 1966, and then completed his computer tech degree from Ottumwa Tech.  He married Patti Sinnott on December 23, 1967 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia.  They moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he worked for General Electric.  He enlisted with the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from October of 1969 - January of 1971  After his service, Gene and Patti moved back to Melrose where they raised their family.  

Gene farmed as well as owned and operated Ski Transport.  Gene was known for his good nature and always willing to help others.  He always had a smile and good joke for all as he never knew a stranger. He enjoyed watching racing and sports of all kinds, boating, classic cars, and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife, Patti of Melrose; children, Jeff Scieszinski (Carisa Driscoll) of Des Moines, Justin (Michelle) Scieszinski of Melrose, Juli Scieszinski (Brian Pennington) of Lucas; six grandchildren, Jayce, Aidan, Gavin, Emily, Tanner, Leah; brother, Don (Joan) Scieszinski of Grandview, MO; brother-in-law, Jimmy Sullivan of Ankeny, brother and sister-in-law, Donnie (Toots) Sinnott of Albia, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Evelyn Scieszinski; brothers, Ray Scieszinski and David Scieszinski; sister, Lucille Sullivan, and father and mother-in-law, Jimmy and Martina Sinnott.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Father Timothy Armbruster, C.PP.S. officiating.  Military rites will be conducted following services by the American Legion of Melrose, Albia, and Lovilia in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, opening to the public at 2:00 p.m., with family present to greet family and friends from 4-8 p.m., Friday evening at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia.  There will be a Christian Wake Service at the funeral home Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the family in Gene’s name, and will be delegated at a later date.  Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com.  
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  • Visitation

    Friday February 21, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Sinnott Funeral Home ~ Albia
    Address
    2030 Hwy 5
    ALBIA, IA 52531
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  • Service

    Saturday February 22, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church ~ Melrose
    Address
    200 Trinity St.
    MELROSE, IA 52569
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    St. Patrick's Catholic Church ~ Melrose
    Address
    200 Trinity St.
    MELROSE, IA 52569
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Al Hart

Posted at 05:15pm
You knew that when you saw Geno walking down a hall at Albia HS...or saw him at a class reunion...or ran into him downtown Des Moines or anyplace for that matter...you were in for a good time. Always a smile...always a story...and always entertaining. May memories of Gene last forever.
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With Love, Patrick, Dawn, Abigail & Aiden Crall

Posted at 09:08pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Dennis Roach

Posted at 06:45pm
We are so sorry for your loss. I always thought of Gene as one of my very favorite cousins.

All of our condolences,

Dennis & Marilyn Roach
Tucson, Az
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Don, Joan, Mark, Ron Scieszinski

Posted at 02:59pm
"Gene Scieszinski" will remain in our hearts forever. Really going to miss you Brother it was great sharing our lives.
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Jim Proctor

Posted at 11:56am
Please accept my condolences,
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