June 17, 1927 - March 27, 2016


Eugene Denfeld, age 88, of Rice, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Mayhew Lake. The Rev. Tom Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Friday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A Franciscan Wake Service will be 6:00 PM followed by the Knight's of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 PM at the funeral home on Friday.

Eugene Denfeld was born June 17, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Victor and Elizabeth (Skrentny) Denfeld. He married Kathryn David on August 23, 1949 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The couple lived and farmed near Rice most of their married life. Eugene was a good mechanic and worked on farm tractors for many years. Eugene and Kathryn enjoyed square dancing. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, the Bishop Marty Council of Knights of Columbus and the Mille Lacs/Benton County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his sons and daughters; Daniel (Janet), Foley; Lawrence (Joan), Richmond; Debra (Gary) Herges, Alexandria; Sharon (Jeff) Henry, Northfield; Marsha (Robert) Auth, Carolton, TX and Kenneth (Nancy), Foley, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother and sisters; Tom, Boulder, CO; Mary Ann Penick, New Brighton; Sr. Loretta Denfeld, Little Falls and Kathleen Denfeld of Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathryn, grandson, Calvin Henry and an infant brother, Robert.