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Gene Biley

February 23, 1936 — October 7, 2020

Carl Eugene (Gene) Biley, beloved husband of Sue Biley, and dearest father to his children, died on October 7, 2020 in Urbandale, IA at the age of 84 years.
Gene was born at home in Bedford, IA to Albert and Rowena (Peregrine) Biley on February 23, 1936.  His namesake was his mother’s father Carl J. Peregrine. He went to school in Prescott, IA. He married Sue Henthorne on January 8, 1966 in Des Moines, IA.  He worked several years as a manager for ARA Services in Des Moines, before moving to their farm in Prescott, IA in 1972 where they remained.  Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Searcher.
Gene was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.  Gene was a lifetime member of the Corvette Club of Iowa, and a member of the Williamson American Legion.  Gene, while he was still able, enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with his sons.  His “when I was a little boy” stories and life lessons will be greatly missed. When his children visited Gene on the farm, they enjoyed working (playing) in the garage and reminiscing about their escapades and farming stories.  Many a “round table” discussions were had.
Gene is survived by his wife: Sue (Henthorne) Biley of Prescott, IA; children:  Michael Biley (Ann) of Vista, CA;  James Biley (Debra) of Plymouth, WI;  Lisa Krekling (Douglas) of Richfield, WI;  Steven Biley (Susie) of Grimes, IA;  grandchildren: Nicole Raquet, Sheboygan, WI;  Benjamin Biley (Courtney), Racine, WI;  Hilary Krekling, New Berlin, WI;  Trevor Biley, Dunlap, IA;  Erika Biley, Vista, CA;  Connor Biley, Vista, CA;  Brigette Biley, Cedar Falls, IA;  five great-grandchildren; and sister:  Roberta Lowrance (Outhier), Cedaredge, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Rowena Biley of Prescott, IA, and his grandson: Corbyn Biley.
Celebration of Life Services and burial in the Bohemian Cemetery, Prescott, IA, will be at a later date.
Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston oversees arrangements.  Memorials may be directed to the family, in care of Steven.   Memories may be shared at

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