ESTHERVILLE - Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene Schacherer, 69, of Wallingford, will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Monsignor Michael Sernett as Celebrant. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Estherville.
He died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Eugene Gregory Schacherer, the son of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Reuland) Schacherer, was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Estherville.
He received his education in Wallingford Schools, St. Patrick's Catholic School and Estherville High School.
On Aug. 7, 1971, he was united in marriage to Carmen Hansen in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Wallingford. Gene lived all of his life in Wallingford. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He also worked for a time at Stylecraft in Milford. He was a well-known woodworker with many of his family heirloom-type creations adorning many area homes of both family and friends. He donated oak gun cabinets to area fundraisers until his health caused him to cut back on his woodworking activities. Gene loved and cherished his family and friends. He was always willing to give a helping hand wherever needed. He was totally amazed and humbled by the support of the local community when he battled his cancer.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville. Gene was also a member of Pheasant's Forever, Elk's Lodge, Emmet County Relay for Life and spent several years as a volunteer with the Wallingford Fire Department.
Left to cherish Eugene's memory are his wife of 41 years, Carmen; children, Brenda Harris and husband, Richard, of Estherville, LeRoy Schacherer and wife, Amber, of Oskaloosa, Corrie Schacherer and Shane Paskert of Emmetsburg, Randy Schacherer and wife, Melissa, of Wallingford, Stacy Moorberg and husband, Colby, of Raleigh, N.C. and Judy Schacherer of Ames; seven grandchildren, Weston, Hunter, Dylan and Macy Harris, Emily Miller, Layla Carney and Owen Schacherer; siblings, Mary Herum of Estherville, Lucille McCombs and husband, Lloyd, of Ruthven, Louis Schacherer and wife, Shirley, of Estherville, Lorraine Origer and husband, David, of Graettinger and Margaret Hunt and husband, Marvin, of Dolliver and many nieces and nephews.
He has been preceded in death by his parents; infant twin daughters, Elizabeth and Grace; infant twin sons, Brian and Brent; sister, Dolores Umscheid and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com.