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Eugene Theisen

January 14, 1947 — August 25, 2023

Evansville, formerly of Burtrum

Eugene Theisen

 

Eugene Michael Theisen, age 76 of Evansville, formerly of Burtrum, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, August 25, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Friday, September 1 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.

Eugene was born January 14, 1947 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Henry and Bertha (Wessel) Theisen.  He attended Burtrum Elementary School and graduated from Grey Eagle High School.  After high school he served in the National Guard before he was honorably discharged.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn Friese on July 17, 1971.  Eugene, along with his two brothers, operated two dairy farms.  Eugene was the mechanic who could fix and repair any machinery needed.  He could overhaul any tractor back in the day.  They also did some custom sawing over the years.  The three brothers constructed all of the buildings on the two farms.

Survivors include his children, David (Ginene) Theisen of Sauk Centre, Christine (Bruce) Sales of Burtrum, Michael (Aleisha) Theisen of Minneapolis, Jeremy Theisen of Burtrum and Matthew (Janelle) Theisen of Woodbury; five grandchildren, Jordan, Haileigh, Ryan, Luke and Reid; two great-grandchildren, Hudson and Jayden; siblings, Leroy Theisen (Helen Schwagel) of Burtrum, Rita (Jesse) Erickson of Ottertail, Edward Theisen of Burtrum and Karen Sauer (Loren Johnson) of Ponsford; and several nieces and nephews.

Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn in 2006; parents; sister, Marcella Schloegl; brother-in-law, Warren Schloegl; nieces, Nicole Schloegl, Jodi Schloegl and Tracy Frost; and nephews, Gerald Theisen and Eric Schloegl.

Dad’s later years were spent at Henneman’s Country Care.  We would like to thank Don Henneman and his family and staff for the wonderful care they provided.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 31, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

118 Minnesota St W, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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Visitation

Friday, September 1, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

118 Minnesota St W, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 1, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

118 Minnesota St W, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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