September 6, 1935 – July 17, 2020


Eugene N. Stein, age 84, Clear Lake, MN, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home in Clear Lake.

A Celebration of Eugene’s life will be on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Eugene’s home, 4676 109th Ave., Clear Lake, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Eugene was born September 6, 1935 in Luxemburg Township, MN to John and Gertrude (Binsfield) Stein. He married Lorraine C. Theisen on April 28, 1960 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN. Eugene was a small engine mechanic and worked at Franklin Manufacturing and Geyer Rental. He was a member of St. Marcus Catholic Church. Eugene enjoyed playing accordion and piano and played in the band “Flying Eagles”, fishing, weekly family gatherings with horseshoes, pool or cards, and helping others.

Survivors include his children, Robert (Christine) Stein of Rice, MN; Irene Axel of Waite Park, MN; Darlene (David) Krugen of Eden Valley, MN; Marlene Jensen of Clear Lake, MN; and Eileen (Jason) Elliott of Eden Valley, MN; sisters, Rose (Joe) Nistler of Watkins, MN; Judy Stangler of Avon, MN; Isabelle (Jerry) Schreder of Watkins, MN; sister-in-law Pauline Stein of St. Nicholas, MN; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and good friend, Jerome (Bromy) Bromenschenkel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorraine on July 6, 2003, brother Ralph Stein, sisters, Lucille Christensen, Suzanne Bergman and Caroline Plantenberg, one granddaughter; and 3 great grandchildren.