In loving memory of

Eugene Putzier
July 3, 1930 - July 26, 2020

Eugene M. Putzier, 90, of St. Charles, MN, died on Sunday, July 26, 2020, of natural causes at home surrounded by his family. Eugene was born July 3, 1930, in St. Charles, MN, to Gustave and Margaret (Wegman) Putzier. Eugene attended District 50 "Country" School located ΒΌ mile north of the family homestead until 8th grade and then St. Charles High School thru 10th grade, at which time began helping on the family farm. Eugene then enlisted in the United States Navy from January 4, 1951, through November 1, 1954, and served during the Korean War. Eugene was united in marriage to Anna M. Ledebuhr on February 12, 1953, until her death on January 19, 1995.
Eugene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. Life on the farm and farming was his passion, and he never considered himself retired. He enjoyed riding the golf cart around the farm, gardening, collecting toy tractors, antiquing. Woodworking, fishing, deer hunting and spending time with family. Eugene retired in March 2020, from the Dover Township Board after serving 62 years as a Supervisor. He lived a great life and will be dearly missed.
Eugene is survived by six daughters and three sons: Sandy (Jeff) Larson of St. Charles, Rose (Craig) Kroening of Eyota, Mike (Robyn) of St. Charles, Mary (Dale) Woodward of Eyota, Dave (Jean) of St. Charles, Jerry (Rochelle) of St. Charles, Patty (Tom Cuper) Putzier of Clayton, WI, Deb (Bob) Sprau of Blooming Prairie, and Sue (Chris) Wood of LaCrescent; 19 grandchildren: Keith (Brandee) Kroening, Denise (John) Cassidy, Heather (Aaron) Knutson, Amanda (Brent) Putzier, Nathan (Amber Jo) Putzier, Jarrard (Angie) Woodward, Cassandra (Josh) Baysal, Terrence (Stephanie) Woodward, Logan and Kyle Putzier, Matthew, Leah, and Mitchell Putzier, Rachael (Spencer) Peterson, Cody (Hannah) Paulson, Amber (Jamie) Kiefer, Emily Sprau, Ian and Anna Wood; 10 great grandchildren: Gavin and Lauren Kroening, Ty and Breck Cassidy, Brooks and Tayla Knutson, Patience Putzier, Gannon Peterson, Wyatt and Brooklyn Kiefer; two sisters: Mary Ann Aldrich of Derby, Kansas and Catherine (Marvin) Hruska of Sturgis, SD; two brothers: George (Pat) Putzier and Lawrence Putzier of St. Charles, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and granddaughter, Sarah, and three brothers: Vincent, Ivan, and Leo Putzier.
Visitation will be at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 4 - 7 pm and one hour before the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will occur Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, with Reverend Tim Biren officiating. Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in St. Charles, MN, with Military Honorary Services. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. The Mass will be LIVE Streamed at

A special thank you to Seasons Hospice and Mayo Clinic physicians for the care provided for Eugene and the family.


Frank Colvin wrote on Jul 31, 2020:

"You knew that he was leaving, You had time to say Goodbye. But GOD, needed him on his farm in Heaven, And now you know why. Frank colvin "

Lyman and Sue Kurth wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Carol Ledebuhr Burgmeier wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Sharing your sadness, it is always hard to say \"see you later \" to your Dad. Carol Ledebuhr Burgmeier "

Beth Mueller wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"Putzier family , You have my deepest condolences. "

Becky Putzier-Johnson wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"So saddened by the news of Eugene?s passing. He was a lovely and kind person, always a smile on his face. Sending my love. Becky Putzier-Johnson (Ivan?s granddaughter)"

Kathy Mueller Ostrom wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear of Dad?s passing. Eugene and Annie were my God parents and I must say, they did their job well. I have so many wonderful memories of this kind, gentle man and the family they raised. Rest In Peace and enjoy the reunions with all those that have waiting for you."

Charlotte Ridl wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Eugene was such an exceptional man! Bear & I will always remember our enjoyable visits with him. I will never forget his talent for gardening & his generosity with the produce that came out of the garden! His gentle soul was one of his greatest tributes! Rest In Peace Eugene! Godspeed! Bear & Char Ridl "

Bill Eckles wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"To the Family and friends of Eugene: I am sorry for your loss. May his memory live forever in your hearts and may God bring you all closer during this sad time."

Elroy and Donna Lang my grandmother was Anna Kurt wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Our sympathy and prayers for the family"

Elroy and Donna Lang my grandmother was Anna Kurt wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to the family and prayers Elroy and Donna Lang and family "

Margaret Putzier (Maggie) wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow I am feeling with the passing of your Dad (my Uncle) Eugene. I give you my condolences during these difficult times to his entire family. A Good Man, a Good Soul, a Good Life. The best people give you the best memories! Rest in peace Uncle, you will be missed. Love you More, Maggie Putzier (Ivan\'s Daughter) "