Eugene M. Williamson

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Funeral service for Eugene M. Williamson of Ruthven will be held at

10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral

Home in Ruthven.

Eugene Marvin William-son, son of Henry and Bertha (Wichman) Williamson, was born Jan. 5, 1926. Gene attended country school and completed his education at Silver Lake Township High School in Ayrshire. Gene served in the United States Army from June 29, 1945, until being honorably discharged on July 10, 1946. He was stationed in Germany during this time.

On Jan. 6, 1945, Gene was united in marriage to Mildred “Peanuts” Mason in Jackson, Minn. To this union four children were born. Gene operated a gas station and he and Peanuts farmed near Ruthven for many years. While farming, Gene owned and operated a semi. He also raised hogs. Gene had also worked at Eaton’s and he and Peanuts ran the bar “Gene’s Place”. Gene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven, the Ruthven American Legion and a charter member of the Lakeland E.M.P.

Gene passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, at the age of 85.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Williamson; a daughter, Connie Severson; brother, Luverne William-son; brother-in-law, Bob Spurling; sister-in-law, Marvel “Scharny” Williamson.

He is survived by his wife, Peanuts of Ruthven; daughter, Linda Hansen (Dar); son, Richard Williamson (Julie) of Ruthven; son-in-law, Dave Severson of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Williamson (Lou) of Spencer and Norman Williamson of Spencer; sisters, Joann Garrelts (Kenny) of Spencer and Lorraine Spurling of Murry, Utah; sister-in-law, Betty

Williamson of Spencer; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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