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Eugene Gregory Schacherer the son of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Reuland) Schacherer was born January 12, 1944 in Estherville, Iowa. He died on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 69.
He received his education in Wallingford Schools, St. Patrick's Catholic School, and Estherville High School.
On August 7, 1971 he was united in marriage to Carmen Hansen in Jackson, Minnesota. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Wallingford, Iowa. Gene lived all of his life in Wallingford. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He also worked for a time at Stylecraft in Milford. He was a well-known woodworker with many of his family heirloom type creations adorning many area homes of both family and friends. He donated oak gun cabinets to area fundraisers until his health caused him to cut back on his woodworking activities. Gene loved and cherished his family and friends. He was always willing to give a helping hand wherever needed. He was totally amazed and humbled by the support of the local community when he battled his cancer.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville. Gene was also a member of Pheasant's Forever; Elk's Lodge; Emmet County Relay for Life and spent several years as a volunteer with the Wallingford Fire Department.
Left to cherish Eugene's memory are his wife of 41 years, Carmen; children; Brenda Harris and husband, Richard of Estherville; LeRoy Schacherer and wife, Amber of Osceola, Iowa; Corrie Schacherer and Shane Paskert of Emmetsburg: Randy Schacherer and wife, Melissa of Wallingford; Stacy Moorberg and husband, Colby of Raleigh, North Carolina; Judy Schacherer of Ames; seven grandchildren, Weston, Hunter, Dylan and Macy Harris; Emily Miller; Layla Carney and Owen Schacherer; siblings, Mary Herum of Estherville; Lucille McCombs and husband, Lloyd of Ruthven; Louis Schacherer and wife, Shirley of Estherville; Lorraine Origer and husband, David of Graettinger; Margaret Hunt and husband, Marvin of Dolliver; and many nieces and nephews.
He has been preceded in death by his parents; infant twin daughters, Elizabeth and Grace; infant twin sons, Brian and Brent; sister, Dolores Umscheid and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
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