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“I will always remember Genie as someone who always looked out for me as I was growing up. He was a wonderful man. My heartfelt condolences and prayer...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kelly Mickelson-Reyes - Vacaville, CA

“Carmen and family--you have my deepest sympathy. May God take care of all of you during this difficult time. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mardella Brobst - Estherville, IA

“I grew up around Wallingford knowing Gene as Genie. Everybody knew Genie. My memories of Genie are that he was known for being a wild one in his...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Richard - Dakota City, IA

“Our sincerest sympathy and prayers for your loss. Larry & Vicki Howell ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Larry & Vicki Howell - IA

“Even though I didn't know you that well, I still miss you Grandpa!! ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Emily - Granddaughter

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time. Always keep the good memories forever in your heart. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jullie Thiesen

“My prayers are you all the family. Please know I would be there if I could. Love and hugs all around. (I'm Frank's and Faye's daughter) ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Susan (Reuland) Wright - FL

“I worked with Gene at stylecraft, he was quite a character and will be missed by many. I am so sorry for your loss, and you are in my prayers....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Rosburg

“Sorry for your loss Thoughts & Prayers He will be dearly missed ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rick & Mandy Richardson - IA

“Randy, Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Amy Ness

“Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to each of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Richard & Kathryn Dalen - IA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope you can find peace in this time of sorrow. With lots of love,Christina, Ben, Jace. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Christina Jacobsen Ullom

“Carmen and family I am so sorry to read of Gene's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I always enjoyed visiting with Gene...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Dr. James Roberts - Milford, IA

“We are so sorry to hear of Gene's pasting. He was a wonderful caring person and will be missed by many. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to his...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne and Rick Follon - Everly, IA

In Lieu of Flowers, the family prefers memorials.

Eugene Gregory Schacherer the son of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Reuland) Schacherer was born January 12, 1944 in Estherville, Iowa. He died on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 69.

He received his education in Wallingford Schools, St. Patrick's Catholic School, and Estherville High School.

On August 7, 1971 he was united in marriage to Carmen Hansen in Jackson, Minnesota. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Wallingford, Iowa. Gene lived all of his life in Wallingford. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He also worked for a time at Stylecraft in Milford. He was a well-known woodworker with many of his family heirloom type creations adorning many area homes of both family and friends. He donated oak gun cabinets to area fundraisers until his health caused him to cut back on his woodworking activities. Gene loved and cherished his family and friends. He was always willing to give a helping hand wherever needed. He was totally amazed and humbled by the support of the local community when he battled his cancer.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville. Gene was also a member of Pheasant's Forever; Elk's Lodge; Emmet County Relay for Life and spent several years as a volunteer with the Wallingford Fire Department.

Left to cherish Eugene's memory are his wife of 41 years, Carmen; children; Brenda Harris and husband, Richard of Estherville; LeRoy Schacherer and wife, Amber of Osceola, Iowa; Corrie Schacherer and Shane Paskert of Emmetsburg: Randy Schacherer and wife, Melissa of Wallingford; Stacy Moorberg and husband, Colby of Raleigh, North Carolina; Judy Schacherer of Ames; seven grandchildren, Weston, Hunter, Dylan and Macy Harris; Emily Miller; Layla Carney and Owen Schacherer; siblings, Mary Herum of Estherville; Lucille McCombs and husband, Lloyd of Ruthven; Louis Schacherer and wife, Shirley of Estherville; Lorraine Origer and husband, David of Graettinger; Margaret Hunt and husband, Marvin of Dolliver; and many nieces and nephews.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; infant twin daughters, Elizabeth and Grace; infant twin sons, Brian and Brent; sister, Dolores Umscheid and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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