Bluegrass - Eugene Patrick Malone, 74, father of Thief River Falls resident Bryan Malone, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, April 16, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Bluegrass, with Father Arlie Sowada as celebrant.
Serving as casket bearers were Bill Malone, John Malone, Dan Malone, Ron Malone, Clint Snyder, Larry Malone, Kevin Goeden and Matt Huebsch. Honorary casket bearers were Eugene and Eileen’s godchildren Charlotte (Malone) Merchlewicz, Laura (Snyder) Uselman, Joyce (Huebsch) Bauer, Joyce Macho, Beverly Malone, Josie (Snyder) Fix, Paul Johnson and David Malone. Military honors were provided by the Berg-Nylund Post 456, American Legion, Sebeka. Interment was held at St. Hubert’s Catholic Cemetery in Bluegrass.
Eugene was born to Patrick and Magdalena (Tabery) Malone on July 30, 1939 in the house where he later raised his family in Rockwood Township, Wadena County. He attended District 18 country school until the eighth grade, then graduated from Sebeka Public High School in 1957. He entered the National Guard in 1962 and was honorably discharged in 1968. After graduating from high school he farmed with his brother Paul, milking dairy cows and raising crops.
Eugene was united in marriage with Eileen Snyder on Sept. 2, 1968 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, and had three sons Bryan, Jason and Steven. He retired from milking cows in 2002. He could not think of another profession that interested him since farming is what he loved. After his retirement, he worked for Whitetail Run Golf Club mowing grass for nine years. During his life he also served on the Prairie Pine Mutual Insurance Board for over 40 years. For hobbies he enjoyed gardening, yard work and helping Steve on the farm.
When he had the opportunity, he would go fishing or hunting depending on the season. Keeping track of the weather was another of his hobbies. He was a member of St. Hubert’s Catholic Church all of his life, a member of the Holy Name Society where he served as treasurer, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph’s Society, Vice President.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Lena; brothers Richard (infant), Maurice, John and Joe; and sister Lorraine Goeden.
Eugene is survived by his wife Eileen; sons Bryan (Angela) of Thief River Falls, Jason of Pine City and Steven (Jaime) of Wadena; grandchildren Katarina, Eleanor, Avery, Emma, Coleen, Mitchel and Cole; brothers Paul (Vera), Thomas (Evelyn) and Martin; sisters Patricia (Lee) Kicker, Joan (Steve) Vokurka of Littleton, CO and Eileen Johnson of Wasilla, Alaska.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena (www.SchullerFamily