Eugene “Gene” H. Jobst
Eugene “Gene” H. Jobst April 4, 1942 – November 7, 2023
Eugene “Gene” H. Jobst, 81, It is with heavy heart to share the news of the passing of Gene on November 7, 2023. He was born on April 4, 1942, in South Milwaukee, WI. He is the son of the late Henry and Anita (Lauters) Jobst.
Gene graduated from South Milwaukee High School and graduated from Marquette University with a Business degree. He started his career with S.S. Kresge (which then changed its name to Kmart Corp.) Gene married Janice Sinicky on July 12, 1969, and this year they celebrated over 54 years together. They met in Manitowoc where Gene was working at S.S. Kresge and Jan was working at the Herald Times newspaper. She brought over the ads to check and then took them back with any corrections. Gene knew he wanted Jan, but she wasn’t ready for a commitment.
In 1996 he opened a brand-new Kmart in Council Bluffs, IA. Gene and Jan cut the ribbon to their new store. He retired after 35 years. His career took him to many cities and states. After 11 different Kmart’s and transfers they made their home in Greenfield, WI then moved to Jan’s hometown of Kewaunee.
Gene loved sports (all kinds) when he wasn’t at work, he was watching sports on two different channels or two different TV’s plus listening to a Brewer game on the radio. He played basketball, football, and ran track in high school.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Janice (Sinicky) Jobst; and his daughter June (Sergio) Cantu of South Milwaukee; two granddaughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Cantu of West Allis, and Alexis “Lexi” Cantu of South Milwaukee. He also had a great-grandson Blazeni. His family was everything to him. He also leaves behind a sister Diane (Hugh) Morgan; several nieces and nephews and several special friends in all the places we have lived. Jan’s brother, Edwin (Shirley) Sinicki; sister Linda (Donald) Kraynik; and another brother, Paul “Snickers” Sinicky; as well as sister-in-law, Carola Jobst (Richard’s wife).
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anita Jobst; brother, Richard Jobst; and sister, Betty Ann; as well as by Jan’s parents, Peter and Gladyce Sinicky and Jan’s brother Peter Jr.
Gene and his family want to thank Kewaunee Health Services for their excellent care. They were his angels in disguise. We also want to thank Unity Hospice for all the care and kind words. Thanks to all our family and friends for all the special prayers.
A memorial is planned at Kinnard Funeral Home on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm with Christal Wavrunek. Visitation will continue on Tuesday November 14, 2023, from 9:30-11:00am at St. Hedwigs Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial to follow at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in East Krok. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Kewaunee is assisting the family with the arrangements. You may share your messages of condolence online at KinnardFCS.com.
Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear to our hearts forever.