Eugene Juhl, age 80, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Longwood, Florida. Gene was born on August 7, 1937, in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Gladys Christensen Juhl. He was married to Eleanor Juhl for 53 years. She preceded him in death in August of 2013. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Chris and Regan Juhl, Keith and Alicia Juhl, Karen and Tim Shields, and Kim Thedford; two brothers, Irv and Dru Juhl, and Albert and Faye Juhl; ten grandchildren, with a great-grandchild expected in November; his wife, Teena; and nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
The family will hold a private graveside service on Saturday, July 28. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 1 at 4 pm at the Celebration of Life service will be held at the Georgia-Cumberland Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church (351 Academy Dr SW, Calhoun, GA, 30701), where the Juhl’s were members.
Gene loved the Lord and offered his life in service first as a literature evangelist and district leader, then as Publishing Director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Carolina, Florida, Alabama-Mississippi, Kansas, Potomac and Georgia-Cumberland Conferences, as well as the Columbia Union. And while he was a skilled salesperson, it was his love and enthusiasm about sharing the Good News of the love of our heavenly Father, exhibited through the gift of His son Jesus Christ, that made Gene successful beyond any earthly reward.
From the time they were married in 1960 until 1984, the Juhls lived in nine states. In 1983 they decided to call Calhoun, Georgia, home. In their retirement years, Gene and Eleanor traveled the world, from California to Czechoslovakia. A highlight was a trip to Denmark, as Gene’s family was originally from there. After Eleanor's death, Gene remained in Calhoun where he met Teena Armstrong. They were married in February 2016. In July 2017, he moved to Orlando, Florida, to be closer to the physicians who were treating him for pulmonary fibrosis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Eugene Juhl, to the American Bible Society’s fund to provide Bibles to troops in harm’s way, or to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).