Eugene H. Barfknecht
October 19, 2017
Eugene H. “Gene” Barfknecht, age 85 of Delano, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Estates of Delano. He was born on August 28, 1932 in Maple Plain, Minnesota to Gust A. and Ruby (Wandersee) Barfknecht.
Gene worked for the City of Delano for 24 plus years. He liked Farmall tractors, gardening, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed listening and dancing to Polka music and loved his dogs.
Gene was preceded in death by his first wife Aurelia “Bits” (Meuleners). He is survived by his wife Marge (Klaers); children Liane (Rick) Oanes, Loren, Lynn (Mike) Hallett, Larry, Lori (Doug) Bernick, Lyle, Bryan (Christy) Lee, Mike (Rachelle), Steve; grandchildren, great grandchildren; siblings Janet Hamilton, Nancy Pedersen; sisters-in-law Sue Klaers, Marcy (Leon) Wickenhauser, Irene Meuleners; brother-in-law Charles Moore; Aunt Norma Wandersee.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 235 S. 2nd St, Delano. Visitation was on Sunday from 4-8 PM with a 3:30 PM KC Rosary Service at the Iten Funeral Home, 300 N. 3rd St, Delano. Visitation continued Monday from 10-11 AM prior to the Mass in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.