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Gene Hamberg, 81, Albert Lea

Published 10:53am Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The funeral service for Gene M. Hamberg of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Williams will officiate. Interment will be in the Oakland Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.

Gene Hamberg
Gene Hamberg

Gene Hamberg died surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at St John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. He was 81 years old.

Gene was born on Aug. 18, 1932, in Freeborn County. The son of Arthur and Opal (McNeil) Hamberg, he lived in Freeborn County all of his life. On Aug. 25, 1950, he was united in marriage to Betty L. Kinney in Austin. Together they raised five children.

Gene was a proud farmer in the Myrtle area for over 60 years. He loved watching baseball and spending time with his family, who were very important to him. He was a proud father and grandfather who worked hard and helped family, friends and neighbors in need.

Gene is survived by his children Dennis (Helen) Hamberg of Albert Lea, Larry (Diane) Hamberg of Glenville, Bob (Sue) Hamberg of Albert Lea, Bonnie (Richard) Harkner of Albert Lea, and Kevin Hamberg and special friend Joy of Glenville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Hamberg of Albert Lea; sister, JoAnne Hagen of Madison, Wis.; brother-in-law, David (Mary) Kinny of Faribault; sister-in-law, Bonnie Funk of St. Joseph, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hamberg; parents, Art and Opal Hamberg; brother, Archie Hamberg; sister-in-law, Sally Hamberg; and several of Betty’s brothers and sisters.


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