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April 13, 1941 – February 3, 2023

Gene H. Sherer, age 81, formerly of Winsted, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2023 at The Cokato Manor in Cokato, MN.

He was born on April 13, 1941 in Cokato the son of Kenneth and Alice (Haag) Sherer.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Gene graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1960.   He honorably served his Country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 – 1965.   He was on The Talladega and The Geo. Clymer ships.   He enjoyed sharing his Navy experiences with others.   Following his discharge from the Navy, he spent about ten years in California and obtained his small plane pilot’s license, and also became a member of The 49er’s Operating Engineers.    When he returned to Minnesota, he continued operating heavy equipment in the 49’ers union.

He was a member of The Kingston American Legion Post #483 for over thirty years.

On September 4, 1982, Gene Sherer and Rosalie Prickett were united in marriage at Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins.

Gene and Rosalie lived in rural Kingston for several years before moving to Linden Wood Apartments in Winsted, MN in 2002.

Rosalie passed away in 2015, and in June 2021 Gene became a resident at The Cokato Manor.  He enjoyed his time at Cokato Manor taking part in all the activities and visiting with other residents and staff and also enjoyed visits with family and friends.

He is survived by his sister: Judy Stachovich; brother: Roger Sherer; three sisters-in-law; special friends: Jim and Carol Borg and LeRoy Borg; nieces, nephews and other friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife Rosalie in 2015, his parents Kenneth & Alice Sherer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Donald & Alice Prickett and by two brothers.

A Memorial Service for Gene Sherer will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 P.M. at The Ostmark Lutheran Church, 32721 680th Avenue, rural Watkins, MN.    Pastor Joseph Midthun will officiate.

Interment with military rites will follow at Ostmark Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ostmark Lutheran Church.

Thank you to all the nurses and staff at The Cokato Manor for their loving care Gene received while a resident there.   He really liked his time there~!

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Angela Burke

    Gene was my Dad’s roommate at Cokato Manor. They had such a special friendship and our family enjoyed visits with Dad and Gene together. Dad passed away just two months ago. We will always cherish this time.

  2. Spencer Mattson

    It was a privilege and an honor to care for Gene the last year and a half. His gentle spirit, his smile, and other things will be missed by me and the other staff at Cokato Manor. I always enjoyed the short visits in the hallway to talk about the weather or my bicycle trip over the weekend. I will miss Gene.


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