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Eugene “Gene” Ende

Obit-Ende,-EugeneEugene “Gene” Joseph Ende, age 78, of Princeton died Monday, April 15, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis. Gene was born on October 3, 1934 in Rogers, MN to Walter and Alice (Whiteford) Ende. He graduated from Buffalo High School. Gene married Delores (DeRosier) on April 30, 1955; the couple moved to Princeton in 1973. He worked in construction until his retirement. In retirement, Gene drove school van for Princeton School District and for the past four years, drove van for the Day Activity Center (DAC). He was a member of Christ Our Light CatholicParish, North Campus, Princeton.

Gene loved the outdoors, especially ice fishing and camping. He combined his love of camping, family time and driving school bus by converting a school bus into the family camper. Gene also enjoyed gardening, bird watching and feeding the birds and the squirrels. In his spare time, Gene loved watching professional wrestling dating back to the days of the old A.W.A. Most importantly, he enjoyed time with his family. He will be dearly missed.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 57 years and 11 months, Delores of Princeton; daughters, Wanda (Joe) Caballero of Manassas, VA, Brenda (David) Lemke of Estes Park, CO, Denise (Tom) Anderson of Milaca, Theresa (Dean) Vosberg of Princeton, Pamela Ende of Princeton; 10 grandchildren, Natasha (Ian) Caballero-Dieruf, Nina Caballero, Michael (Chelsey) Lemke, Matthew Lemke, Jill Ende, Lisa Anderson, Lori Anderson, Heidi (Jake) Piotrowski, Hailey Vosberg, Nathan Vosberg; six great grandchildren, Eva, James, Ethan, Ellia, Kayla and Cole. He is also survived by his siblings, Marlene Anselment of Rogers and Allen (Susie) Ende of Buffalo; and many loving relatives and friends. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alice Ende; brothers, Robert and Dennis Ende; grandson, Jose Angel Caballero.

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