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Eugene Fred August Limback

January 2, 1936 — August 26, 2022

Overland Park

Eugene Fred August Limback, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by loved ones.

Gene was born on January 2, 1936 to Ralph and Paula Limback.  He grew up on the family farm near Alma, Missouri and was the eldest of 9 children.  He attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Alma High School in 1954.

As a young adult, Gene continued to farm.   He met the love of his life, Sharon Darlene Scholle, and moved to Kansas City, Kansas to begin their life together following marriage in 1965.  Gene attended U.S. Trade School and received a certificate in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair in 1969.  His career as a diesel mechanic extended across 25 years and he loved what he did for a living.

He was a devoted provider for his family in Johnson County, Kansas, where along with his wife they raised two children, Reid and Chrisanne.

Gene was a lifelong Lutheran and enjoyed being a part of the church.  Some of his interests were spending time with his grandchildren, including butterfly festivals and softball games.  He also enjoyed bird watching, gardening, playing card games with his family & friends, and being a willing supporter of Darlene’s career, volunteer, and creative efforts.

Gene was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Paula, brother Leslie, sisters-in-law Myra and Vicki, and brother-in-law Forrest. He is survived by his wife Darlene, son Reid of Mission, Kansas, daughter Chrisanne of Charlotte, North Carolina, two grandchildren, Blake and Kaylee, one great-grandchild, Jackson, four brothers, Albert of Corder, MO, Clarence (Donna) of Corder, MO, Richard of Alma, MO, and Stanley (Sharon) Dunkerton, IA, sisters Helen McKeage (Larry) of Higginsville, MO, Betty McKeage of Alma, MO, Kathy Stall (Leonard) of Corder, MO, sister-in-law Valera Limback of Alma, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff of caregivers at St. Luke’s South Hospital, Blue Sage Pointe at Tallgrass Creek, , and Ascend Hospice.  We especially acknowledge the expert and compassionate inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapists that took care of Gene, both at St. Luke’s South and Tallgrass Creek.  The family suggests any donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, KS.

Rest in peace, Dad, Grandpa, and loving spouse.  You are loved and will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research .


Trinity Lutheran Church
5601 West 62nd St., Mission KS 66202
Tel: 1-913-432-5441

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014
Tel: 1-800-708-7644

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