December 16, 1942 - April 16, 2016

 

Funeral Services will be at 11AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Eugene “Gene” W. Tadych, 73, of Sauk Rapids who passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his residence. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Eugene “Gene” was born on December 16, 1942 in St. Cloud to Walter and Irene (Miller) Tadych. “Toody” worked at the Sartell Paper Mill for 38 years until his retirement. Gene enjoyed fishing, especially on the river. Trips to the casino were a must for Gene so he could work his system and read the patterns on the machines at Hinckley. Gene enjoyed daily walks often raising a hand to say hello to passerbys. He took pride in his well-manicured lawn. Gene enjoyed watching baseball, basketball, football, Westerns, and the History Channel in his spare time. Family gatherings were very special for Gene, often playing a competitive game of 500 and joking with his grandchildren. Most importantly, Gene will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his frugal character, being set in his ways and always being kind hearted with a great sense of humor.

Eugene is survived by his life partner, Carol Davey of Sauk Rapids; children, Kristen (Jim Schwankl) of Maple Grove, Timothy (Kristine) of Sauk Rapids, Jay of Rice; grandchildren, Brandon, Mackenzie, Madison, Olivia; siblings, Kenneth of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rosemary Anderson; and brother, Walter Jr.