Gene L. Studer, 64

Published 7:01 am Sunday, October 11, 2015



Gene L. Studer, 64, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away at his home in Adams, Minnesota, on Oct. 7, 2015.

Gene was born Sept. 2, 1951, in Austin, Minnesota, to Lawrence and Vivie (Blom) Studer. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dexter Township, Austin, Minnesota. Gene graduated from the Rose Creek High School in 1969. He went on to enroll in the Farm Mechanic Program at the Austin Vocational School, graduating in 1971. At a young age Gene helped his father with the farm work.

In his youth, he enjoyed riding his Shetland pony, “Prince.” He and his neighborhood friend would spend many hours riding their ponies. They had a lot of fun.

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While attending the Vocational School at age 18, Gene’s father passed away in 1970. Gene continued farming the family farm and crop shared with his mother, who passed away in 1985.

In 1976, Gene was married to Ellen Carpenter at the Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and to this union three children we born. They were later divorced.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Brian, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008; aunts and uncles.

Gene is survived by his son, Philip Studer, Spicer, Minnesota; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Kenneth DeLeo, New Ulm, Minnesota; grandchildren: Sebastian Brian and Mackenzie Elizabeth; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Harlin Kriehn, Austin, Minnesota; nephew, Todd (Cosette) Kriehn, Sara Kriehn; great nieces and nephew: Hailey and Jerett Kriehn, Lola Kriehn-DeRee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 22980 630th Ave., Dexter Township, with the Rev. David Fleischmann. Interment will be at the Hoflanda Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred by the family.