November 4, 1934 - January 15, 2015

 

Services will be held privately for Eugene “Gene” Gustafson, age 80, of Rogers and formerly of St. Michael. Burial will be in the Dassel Cemetery.

Eugene “Gene” was born on November 4, 1934 in Dassel, Minnesota to William and Marie (Lunt) Gustafson. He graduated from Dassel High School. Gene married Shirley Blomker on December 27, 1958 in Forest City, Minnesota. He was a Government Shipping Inspector for Cummins Diesel (Onan) for over 30 years.

Gene enjoyed driving and collecting tractors, was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying the Vikings games. He loved dancing with his wife. Gene also enjoyed polka music and trips to Duluth. He treasured all the time spent with his wife and family.

He is survived by his children, Jeff, Nancy and Debbie; daughter-in-law, Rinda; grandchildren, Vincent, Beverly, Stephanie, Nicole, Roger, Krysten, William, and Brianna; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Johnson; and one niece and 3 nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley in 2012; son, Ron in 2013; great grandson, Rollie in 2013; and brother, Roger.