Manson- Gene E. Dischler, 78 passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City with Pastor James Mossman officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City. Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.
Gene is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann of Manson; daughter, Julie (Gary) Harrison of Jefferson; sons, Randy (Michelle) Dischler of Rockwell City and Bart (Holly) Dischler of Spencer; grandchildren, Amanda (Kyle) Schmaltz, Michael (Amber) Dischler, Mathew (Raeann) Dischler, Maria Dischler-Blake Forthmann, Nathan (Renyse) Dischler and Nicholas Dischler-Bri Dandy ; great-grandchildren, Bennett, Noah, and Caroline Schmaltz, and Sophia Dischler; brother, Dennis Dischler of Mason City; sister, Joan (Ron) Nelson of Rochester, MN; and a host of relatives and friends.
Preceding Gene in death were his parents, Ed and Florence (Berner) Dischler; an infant brother; and sister-in-law, Doris Dischler.
Gene Edward Dischler was born July 31, 1940 in Fort Dodge. He was baptized and confirmed in Immanuel Lutheran Church. He graduated from Rockwell City High School in 1958. On February 20, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Ann Anderson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rockwell City. They lived on a farm north of Lohrville for 56 years where they raised their 3 children. Gene enjoyed the spring and fall and looked forward to doing the farming. He also owned and operated a fleet of semi’s for 28 years. He took pride constructing woodworking projects for his family during the winter months in Arizona where he and Ruth Ann would stay. They also enjoyed traveling. In 2014, he retired and the couple moved to Manson. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.