Sunday, June 16, 2024

Eugene M. Theisen


Eugene Michael Theisen, 76, of Evansville, formerly of Burtrum, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Aug. 25, 2023, at CentraCare Care Center in Long Prairie.

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

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

Eugene was born Jan. 14, 1947, in Sauk Centre, 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.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.            H-35-1B