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Eugene "Gene" Gergen

January 16, 1949 — March 25, 2024

Osakis, Minnesota

Eugene "Gene" Gergen

Eugene R. “Gene” Gergen, age 75 of Osakis, died peacefully, surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer on Monday, March 25, 2024 at his daughter’s home in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

A Requiem Mass will be held 10 a.m Tuesday, April 2 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Long Prairie with Rev. Isaac Delmanowski officiating. Interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Eugene Raymond Gergen was born January 16, 1949 in Red Wing, Minnesota to Isadore and Clarice (Keller) Gergen. Gene graduated from Rosemount High School and attended St. Thomas University. He was united in marriage to Catherine Brossard on November 25, 1978 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pine Island, Minnesota. Gene farmed near Osakis for the past 20 years. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Long Prairie. Gene enjoyed deer hunting, repairing old machinery, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Cathy Gergen of Osakis; children, Gene, Jr. (Steph), John, Lisa (Corey), Denise (Charlie), Deidre, Daniel (Liz), Desiree (James), Dominic (Katie), and Diane (Wyatt); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Larry, Tom, Margaret, and Pat; and many loving relatives and friends. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Gergen; daughter, Deanna Smith; grandson, Michael Smith; and son-in-law, Mark Ruegemer.


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Visitation

Monday, April 1, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Sauk Centre

620 Beltline Rd, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am

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Requiem Mass

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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