Dr. Eugene R.


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Dr. Eugene R. Alesch

Mar 10 1927 - Oct 16 2008

Eugene Alesch died on October 16, 2008, in Plano, Tx. Eugene was the beloved husband and best friend of Gara and wonderful father to Noel Alesch of Austin Texas, Clare Alesch of Plano Texas, and Jeanine Alesch of Salt Lake City. He is survived by Gara Lee Alesch, his wife of 51 years, Noel Alesch, Clare and husband Ray Murray, Jeanine Alesch and husband Philip Hadlock, his brother Ed Alesch and wife Marge of Richardson Texas, and sister Marilyn Kloes of California, as well as much-loved in-laws Sally Alesch, Mary Alesch, and Hugh Galloway, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on March 10, 1927, he was 1 of 14 children born to Helen Baum and Edward Alesch. Eugene was proud of his connection to Lawrence College, both as a student and as a resident of Appleton. He studied at the Ringling Art School in Sarasota Florida and earned his BA and MFA at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio University. He is remembered fondly by his many students, who appreciated his insight into the history of art and the creative process, which called upon his powers of intellect and sense of humor. He received awards for his powerful and evocative art in several exhibits. Eugene will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him so much. If desired, donations can be made to the Elks' Camp Waubeek, 800-422-2324, 101 Nob Hill Rd, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53713.
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