Eugene Frank Tischleder passed away at Cokato Manor Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 84 years.
Eugene Frank Tischleder was born in Whitman, MN April 24, 1937, to Alfred and Elisabeth Tischleder.
He attended school in a one-room school house through the eighth grade in Luxemburg Township, MN.
Gene lived and worked on the family farm until he was 18.
In 1958, he married the love of his life, Violet Hoppe, at Carrington, ND. They made their home in Cokato. He worked for Mattson Construction for many years, erecting steel buildings. After retiring from Mattson, he worked on his own as a carpenter and home builder.
Eugene was a collector of old classic cars and tractors. He also had a large toy collection. He liked going to flea markets and auction sales.
Gene and Vi spent many hours fishing on Cokato Lake. It wasn’t unusual for them to spend the whole day on the water. They were always in competition to see who got the most fish. They enjoyed their trips to Canada to fish for “the big ones.”
He enjoyed deer hunting in North Dakota and Minnesota, always looking for the biggest horns. Gene loved spending time with family.
Gene enjoyed working in his garden and flower beds. His large yard kept him busy mowing. In later years, he worked many days cutting trees and shrubs at the family farm and demolishing old buildings.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Snyder of Rockton, IL; nephew, Grant, and his son, Donovan Snyder, also of Rockton; sisters-in-law, Marge (Clarence) Frappier of McHenry, ND, Liz (Darrell) Anderson of Sheyenne, ND, Maxine Hoppe of Carrington, ND; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet; parents, Alfred and Elisabeth; brother, Danny; brother-in-law, Tim Snyder; sister-in-law, Linda Olson; brothers-in-law, Jim, John, Paul, Charles Hoppe; and sisters-in-law, Yvonne Hoppe, and Barbara Hoppe.
A funeral service took place Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato. Visitation took place one hour prior to service Tuesday.
Interment took place at Cokato City Cemetery.