Eugene W. Wuest, age 90, of Crete, IL passed away peacefully at home Friday, December 27, 2013. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 66 years Muriel (nee Foster); loving children: MaryAnn (Jesse) Martinez, Henry (Donna) Wuest, Steven Wuest, Linda(Wayne) Wilson, Gail (Art) Martello, Lorene Wuest and Lisa Wuest; his brother Gordon; sisters: June, Thelma and Ruth; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Leona; sons: Daniel, Michael and Eugene; brothers: Norman and Douglas; and his sister Marcella. Eugene was the founder and owner of Able Plumbing in Chicago Heights, IL for 40 years, and he was a member of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130 UA for over 50 years. He was a proud veteran of W.W.II, during which he served as a Purple Heart-awarded paratrooper in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division; and fought for our country at the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the Netherlands, and the D-Dayinvasion.A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11,2014 from 1:00-4:00 PM with the final service at3:30PM at Steger Funeral Home,125 E. 34th St, (Steger Road) Steger, IL 60475. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Eugenes name to the cancer society of your choice or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Eugene was a remarkable human being who helped countless people throughout his long life. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and many friends.