Gene J. Niesen

Gene J. Niesen

Gene J. Niesen, age 70, died on Friday, July 20, 2012, at his home. He was born on June 5, 1942, in Springfield Corners the son of John and Beulah (Voelkel) Niesen. Gene was united in marriage to Betty Frey on February 1, 1964 at St. Norbert Catholic Church, Roxbury. He was employed as a carpenter for most of his life. He was a member of The Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America, The Badger Steam and Gas engine Club, and the White Lightning Snowmobile Club. Gene enjoyed woodworking, craft fairs, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, winemaking and restoring and collecting vintage garden tractors. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren , family and friends.

He is survived by: his wife Betty, 3 children, Ken (Sue), Tracy (Brian) Breunig, Jerry (Michelle). 5 Grandchildren, Dustin Niesen, Evan and Kalyn Schmit, Leanna and Malea Niesen. 3 step grandchildren, Zachary, Brianna, Brett. A brother, John (Linda), 3 Sisters, Karen Smyth, Joan (Jack) Straus, Joyce (Ron) Brown. He further survived by nieces nephews other relatives and fiends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Duane, father in law and mother in law, Norbert and Laura Frey, and a brother in law, Bob Frey.

The family would like to give a special thank you to everyone that offered support, care, visits to Gene and his family during his illness.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at St. Norbert Catholic Church, Roxbury with Father John Blewett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City, and also at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.