Eugene Salzer, of Savage, MN, formerly of Grasston area, died on Thursday, January 14, 2010. He was 82 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 23rd at Henriette Free Community Church in Henriette.
VISITATION will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Henriette Cemetery.
Eugene Gottlieb Salzer was born on October 13, 1927 at home, McIntosh County, in the area of Danzig, North Dakota to John and Christina (Gohl) Salzer. He grew up on the family farm, the third of six siblings. He married Barbara Carlina (Martz) Salzer on October 2, 1949. To this union twelve children were born. Eugene’s working career, began in 1948 when he started his family business as a Master Plumber in North Dakota. In 1988, he moved to the Twin Cities and continued plumbing for various plumbing companies. In 1989, his son and he built a family plumbing business in Minnesota. To date, Eugene has been honored with three sons as Master Plumbers, and a Grandson who is currently working for a plumbing and heating company. In 1993, Eugene and his son purchased a hobby farm West of Grasston, Minnesota. Eugene was a member of the Henriette Community Church of Grasston, Minnesota. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, riding on the pontoon, assisting on the farm, assisting in the plumbing shop, listening to gospel and country music; reading various kinds of literature and his Bible (favorite Scriptures were Psalm 23 and Revelation 21). He put God first in his life, loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; and enjoyed all the family gatherings in Ashley, North Dakota, Grasston, Minnesota, Savage, Minnesota and holidays. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. Eugene was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. During the winters of 2005 through 2008, Eugene lived in Harlingen, TX, where enjoyed the warmer winter weather, participated in various card games, dominoes games, entertained his children when they visited him at his home in Harlingen, church functions, concerts, and trips with the senior groups.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Christina (Gohl) Salzer; and one brother, Raymond Salzer.
Eugene is survived by his former wife, Barbara Salzer of Pine City; children and their spouses Lana Salzer of Savage, MN, Sandra Salzer of Grasston, MN, Bonnie (John) Davis of Fargo, ND, Gene Salzer Gillette, WY, Joel (Pam) Salzer of Cooperstown, ND, Gwendolyn (Andrew) Stephenson of Ridgefield, WA, Berney (Annmarie LaDuke-Salzer) Salzer of Minneapolis, MN, Wade Salzer of Savage, MN, Neal Salzer of Gillette, WY, Brian (Claudia) Salzer of Lake Oswega, OR, Jason Salzer of Gillette, WY, Jocelyn Salzer of Grasston, MN; seven grandchildren Brent Salzer, Nicholas Davis, Tara (Adam) Krabbenhoft, Melissa Davis, Jeremy Salzer, Chase Salzer, and Lucius Jacques LaDuke-Salzer; and four great grandchildren; Rylan Krabbenhoft, Taylor, Jr., Anthony, and Vincent; two brothers (and spouses)Clarence Salzer and Wife, Bernice, John Salzer, Jr., and Wife, Phyllis; and three sisters Irene Novotny, LaVina Huber, and LuElla Blumhardt; one sister-in-law, Inez Salzer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.