Elwood Eugene Alger, age 76, of Hammond, IN. passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Gene is survived by his long-time companion of over 40 years, Victoria "Pauline" Cox; sons: Brian Alger and Neal (Marilia) Alger; grandchildren: Leandro Alger and Nina Alger; step-daughters: Kim (Dave) Kissee, Tamara "Tammy" Cox, Tracy Cox and Christen (Steve) Disbrow; step-grandchildren: Mandy, Tony, Kristen, Jeremy, Jessica, Branden and Tyler; brother, Doug Alger; many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in passing by his parents, Elwood and Hughla Alger; brother, Dale Alger; and sister, Shiela Rae Cook.
Gene was a graduate of Hammond High School, and later attended Missouri Valley College. He adored golfing and even made his own golf clubs. He enjoyed good music, television and movies. Gene will be remembered always lifting a "cold one" to his family and friends. He was a life-long Cubs and Bears fan. Above all, the title he was most proud of was "Grandpa".
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Avenue Hammond, IN. 46324. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM.
For further information regarding services, please contact LaHayne Funeral Home at (219) 845-3600.
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