Eugene K. "Gene" Buckley

Born: Sat., Jun. 25, 1932
Died: Wed., Apr. 11, 2018


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 15, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran

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    Eugene K. “Gene” Buckley, age 85 of North Mankato, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato.
    Funeral services will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Mankato with Rev. Gary Wong officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.
    Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato, and will continue on Monday morning for one hour prior to services at church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is handling arrangements.
    Gene was born on June 25, 1932 to Bernard and Elvera (Schirrschmidt) Buckley in Mankato, MN. In 1949 he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1952. For 30 years Gene was employed by MICO Inc. in Mankato as a lab supervisor. On September 17, 1968 he was united in marriage to Pinky Schueneman in Mankato. Gene was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Mankato and the Mankato Lions/VOSH. For many years he taught gun safety classes in the Mankato area. Gene enjoyed woodworking, airplanes, hunting and fishing. He loved time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    He is survived by his wife, Pinky of North Mankato; sons, Brett (Lisa) Buckley of Frankfort, KY, and Joseph Bernard (Marge) Buckley of Crestone, CO; daughter, Jeaninne Minch of Mead, CO; step-sons, Michael (Joyce) Schueneman of Mankato and Alan Schueneman of Madison Lake; step-daughter, Janet (Robert) Smith of Eagan; sister, Kay Forrster of FL; by many other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fr. Raymond Buckley; sisters, Diane McGowan and Jan Eigen; granddaughter, Gwyn Rosenau.

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rev. Del Begalka
   Posted Sat April 21, 2018
Dear Pinky:
Mrs. Begalka and I certainly wish to extend our sincere sympathies at the passing away of your husband, Gene. We knew him well. We regret that we were not able to attend his visitation or funeral service. I have had several hospitalizations of late including twice in Rochester. Cardiac problems. My activity is severely restricted. We wish you our Lord's richest blessings as you and your family adjust to Gene's passing. We'll see Gene again!

Rev. Del Begalka

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