Eugene Edward “Gene” Kreml, 95, a former resident of Riverside and LaGrange Park, died May 5, 2011. At the time of his death, Mr. Kreml was a resident of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla.

Mr. Kreml graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and was president of the sales engineering firm of Mayer & Oswald Inc. In retirement, he was an active member of the Pompano Beach Elks Club and the Community Presbyterian Church of Lauderdale by the Sea. He was a past member of Ceska Beseda, the Riverside Dance Club and a longtime member of the Riverside Golf Club.

Mr. Kreml is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gladys Kreml (nee Wolk); his children, Gale (the late Harry) Tjardes, Gary (Carol) Kreml, Gwenn (William) Smith and Ginger (Don) Zeman; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 W. 35th St., Suite 1700, Chicago, Ill. 60616, Attn: Jason Smith.