E. Gene Coots, born January 23, 1934, in Burritt Township, the son of Carroll E. and C. Janette (Gale) Coots.
Attended Winnebago High School and then enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from July 16, 1951 to July 16, 1954, achieving the rank of staff sergeant during the Korean War.
For over 30 years, Gene was a Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy, achieving the rank of captain.
Died June 4, 2014, in River Bluff Nursing Home, Rockford.
Genandt Funeral Home, Burritt Community Church, Cremation rites, burial of cremated remains in North Burritt Cemetery, Winnebago.
Source: Rockford Register Star June 8, 2014