Frederick E. “Gene” Lauderback of Independence, MO passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Golden Living Center surrounded by his family.

Frederick E. “Gene” Lauderback of Independence, MO passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Golden Living Center surrounded by his family.

Memorial Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Gene was born January 7, 1939 in Hartford, KS to Frederick Howard and Florence Rosalee (Lillian) Lauderback. He was a simple man who loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Mr. Lauderback is survived by his children Pam Komer, Vicki Higginbotham, Craig Lauderback and Susan Schaefer-Batzold; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel)