Memorial services for former Manderson resident Eugene Roual Ilg will be held today (Thursday, Aug. 9) at 10:30 a.m. at Atwood Family Chapel in Basin. Eugene, 83, died Aug. 5 at St. Vincent Healthcare/Hospital in Billings.
Eugene was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Basin, the son of Alfred Edward and Ester Olivia Wilson Ilg. He attended first through eighth grades at Hyattville, then attended and graduated from Manderson High School.
He married Veda May Watts April 16, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Basin. He farmed and ranched at Bonanza while raising his family. He served on the Big Horn County Woolgrowers and Weed and Pest Control boards. After he retired from ranching, he worked as a night watchman at Holly Sugar in Worland.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ester Ilg; grandson Gregory Paul Ilg and great-grandson Levi Flint Vega.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Veda Ilg of Worland; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Penny Ilg of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Dave Muston of LaPorte, Texas, and Kimberlee and Steven Steelman of Adel, Iowa; three sisters, Phyllis Tharp of Manderson, Shirley Lenssen of Vancouver, Wash., and Pat Hill of Lynnwood, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Ilg of Worand; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery.
Memorials in Eugene’s name are being received at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, 1006 Big Horn Ave., Worland, WY, 82401. Proceeds will go to Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.