OTTAWA — Carter E. “Gene” Sarver, 75, of Ottawa died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.
Gene was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Princeton to Carter and Dorothy (Johnson) Sarver. He received his degree in civil engineering from Bradley University. He was co-owner of Vegrzyn Sarver & Associates and a registered professional engineer and land surveyor. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He married Donna Rossetto on Nov. 23, 1963, at St. Joseph Church in Marseilles.
Gene was a member of the Ottawa Rotary Club, American Legion Post 33, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa Boat Club, Deer Park RC Flyer’s Club, Illinois Valley Radio Control Club and the Streator R/C Flyers. He was a former board member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Boat Club. A lifelong tennis player, he was a member of the former Illinois Valley Racquet Club. He could often be found at the courts either playing tennis or cheering for his grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; two daughters, Michele (Peter) Lindemann of Ottawa and Megan (James) Schott of Peoria; and four grandsons, Zachary, Tyler and Alec Lindemann, and Carter Schott.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Susan Gleim.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa with the Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Pallbearers will be Pete, Zach, Tyler and Alec Lindemann, Jim Schott and Jeff Gleim. Honorary pallbearers will be Carter Schott and Walter Vegrzyn.
You may sign the online guestbook and share remembrances at www.MuellerFH.com.