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Eugene (Gene) Elwin Shonka


April 22, 2019

Eugene (Gene) Elwin Shonka left this life April 17, 2019.

He was born April 26, 1927, in Schuyler, Neb., the third child of Mathew and Elsie Schroeder Shonka. He was a lifelong Christian, and was of the Lutheran faith.

He graduated from North High School (Omaha) in 1945, and enlisted in the Navy just in time for the end of World War II. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State and an MBA from Georgia State. He spent most of his career as a civil service electrical engineer for the USAF, which afforded him and his family a chance to travel the United States and E...

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