Gene Graumann

Gene Graumann, 65, of Harvey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the St. Aloisius Medical Center of Harvey.

Gene was born on July 26, 1947, in Harvey. He was the son of Garfield and Florence (Frueh) Graumann. He grew up and attended school in Harvey and graduated from Harvey High School in 1965. Gene married Theresa Faul on April 20, 1968, in Harvey. They lived and farmed west of Harvey. As a young man Gene also worked at Harvey Motor Service and Liebelt Clothing, both of Harvey. Gene started Graumann Oil in 1988, which he later sold. Gene retired from farming in 2000. Gene purchased Bechtold Apartments in 2002, which he renamed to Graumann apartments.

Gene was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Wells Eagles Aerie 3080, both of Harvey.

Gene followed area high school sports and was a Hornet fan. Gene was also an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan, having attended many games during his lifetime.

Gene enjoyed fishing, pinochle, spending time with his grandchildren and a trip to the casino.

Gene is survived by: his wife, Theresa, of Harvey; sons, Travis Graumann of San Francisco, Tanner (Kayla) Graumann of Enderlin, and Tyler (Meghan) Graumann of Harvey; four grandchildren, Skylar, Brooklyn, Franklin and Cecilia; brother, Tom of Pillager, Minn.; sisters, Bonnie Fadenrecht of Hays, Kan., Celi Bachmeier of Bottineau, Karen Emter of Glen Ullin, and Janell Blade, Hudsonville, Mich.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Trent.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Harvey.

Burial will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery of Harvey.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.