A celebration of Gene's life will take place on Saturday, May 25th, at the Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat (DOVR). The day will begin with a ceremony at 11 AM, followed by a luncheon. At 2 PM, there will be a private family burial at River Hill Cemetery. The family invites all who knew and loved Gene to join them in honoring his remarkable life and legacy.
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Gene Wayne Visger

July 26, 1946 – May 9, 2024

Gene Visger, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2024, at Essentia Health Hospital in Duluth, MN, overlooking Lake Superior. He was born on July 26th, 1946, in Superior, WI, and lived a life marked by service, commitment, and love.

Gene served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 and continued his commitment to service in the Navy Reserve Seabee Unit from 1985 to 2005. His dedication to helping others extended into his civic involvement as a board member of the Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat (DOVR) and his active roles on both the town and cemetery boards.

On October 16th, 1971, Gene married Lola Bond, and together they raised a loving family that includes their daughter Michelle (Scott) VanErp, and son Eric (Monica Olson) Visger. He was a proud grandpa to Allison (Joshua) Kimmes, Layla Visger, and Easton Visger, and a great-grandfather to Kashton, Annistyn, Korbin, and Kenric Kimmes.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Marvin Visger, and his in-laws, Elmo and MaryAnn Bond. He leaves behind his loving siblings, Harriet (Clark) Erickson, Julie (Steve) Yezek, Rodney (Kim) Visger, Tim (Gail) Visger, Greg Visger, Bruce Bond, Glen (Bonnie) Bond, Sally (Dan) Doornink, John (Jane) Bond, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Known for his love of fishing, hunting, and using those hobbies to socialize with friends, Gene’s presence enriched the lives of all who knew him. His stories and laughter will be missed, but fondly remembered by friends and family alike.

A celebration of Gene’s life will take place on Saturday, May 25th, at the Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat (DOVR). The day will begin with a ceremony at 11 AM, followed by a luncheon. At 2 PM, there will be a private family burial at River Hill Cemetery. The family invites all who knew and loved Gene to join them in honoring his remarkable life and legacy.

Honorary Pallbearers

Kelly Magnuson, Rodney Wilson, Bill Sanda, Glen Hughes, Jamie Sadowske, Ron Gallagher

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