Hugo E. Gomer, 83

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hugo E. Gomer, 83, of Austin passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at his son’s home in Two Harbors, Minn., with his son at his side.

Hugo Gomer

Hugo was born May 13, 1928, in Rose Creek, Minn., to Hugo C. and Ethel (Thompson) Gomer. He attended Austin High School and was an All State wrestler, a National Honor Society student and an All Conference football player. On June 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ruth Laufle at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2005.

Hugo worked for the Hormel Company for 46 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going on family vacations and he was a Humane Society Humanitarian.

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Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gomer, Austin; son, Larry (Linda) Gomer, Two Harbors; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Miller, Minneapolis; brother, Harold (Shirley) Gomer, Austin; brother-in-law, Gerald Laufle, Austin; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather; brother; several brothers-in-law.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The casket bearers will be Arthur Gomer, Tyler Gomer, Emily Ness, Michael Melbostad, John Gartner, Paul Gartner.

Special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospice of Duluth and to Julie the Popcorn Lady.

Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home.