Eugene P. Roche, age 83 of Wymore passed away at his home on November 30, 2019. He was born in Omaha on March 13, 1936 to John Vincent and Marion (Dierks) Roche. He served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. Gene owned Roche's Texaco in Omaha from 1964 to 1967. In 1970, he was rehired by the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha as a machinist. He was transferred to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1971. He was promoted to Mechanical Foreman in 1973 and moved his family to San Bernardino, California where he resided until 2005. After his retirement from the railroad, he became a handyman for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in San Bernardino. In 2005 he finally realized his lifelong dream and moved to his farm in Wymore. Gene was a member of the Union Pacific Junior Oldtimers, coached little league, was a Boy Scout leader, and was a Eucharistic Minister for the Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching Husker football when they won. He loved his kids, especially his grandkids. He was a devoted grandfather and attended countless soccer, baseball, and football games. He was always at dancing and singing performances and attended every milestone event for his grandchildren. He was passionate about the Catholic Church and devoted his life to God.\nSurvivors include sons, Michael Roche and wife, Rebecca of Highland, California, and Mark Roche of San Bernardino, California; grandchildren, Michael Patrick Roche, II and wife Kathryn, and Kaitlin Roche; 1 great grandchild on the way; brothers, Ronald Roche and Donald Roche; sister, Mary Ann Huey and husband Rick; several nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Roche and Joanne Roche.\nMass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wymore with Father Balaraju Marneni officiating. Burial will be at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Wood River on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 AM with military honors rendered by the United States Army. The body will lie in state at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore on Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM with a rosary service beginning at 7:30 PM. A memorial has been established to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Beatrice with the funeral home in charge. Sign Eugene's online register book and view his video tribute at www.ghchapel.com.\nThese services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.