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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Feb. 13, 1950 - June 10, 2013

ELKHART — Eugene Lasarenko, 63, of Elkhart passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Munich, Germany, to Wasili and Walentina (Sklifus) Lasarenko. On Jan. 15, 1977, in Elkhart he married Rill L. Strausborger.

She survives along with a daughter, Ashley N. Lasarenko of Elkhart; and two sisters, Irene Burke and Lucy (Rick) Pruitt, both of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Also surviving are two nieces, one nephew, one great-niece and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Eugene became a U.S. citizen on March 23, 1983. He graduated in 1968 from Goshen High School and attended Ball State University. He took great pride in building his family homes over the years and recently remodeling. Eugene worked for Johnson Controls, Western Rubber and at one time was the owner of GRL Enterprises. He currently was employed as IT manager at EFP.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Karen Bray of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in Rice Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association. To send an online condolence visit