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May 1, 1940 – November 16, 2021

Gene James Hennessey, age 81, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on May 1, 1940 in Cosmos, Minnesota the son of Raymond & Irene (Hopmann) Hennessey.

On June 3, 1961, Gene J. Hennessey & Darlene M. Stuber were joined in holy marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton.    God blessed their marriage with three children.

He was formerly employed at Dura Supreme and was herdsman for many years as well as running his own farm for years. Gene was known to many people as a fun maker!

Gene was very much a family man.

He enjoyed polka music, fishing, dancing, playing cards, baking, cooking and was a true handyman!

Survived by his loving wife of sixty years: Darlene M. Hennessey; children: Michael (Sandra) Hennessey, Mark Hennessey and Lisa (John) Schlechter; grandchildren: Corey, Eric, Melissa, Heather (John), Nick (Tina), Mathew  (Caitie), Lindsay and Barbie (Kevin); great grandchildren: Bentley, Henry, Vanessa, Paige and Shelby; siblings: Lee (Marlys) Hennessey, Gerald (Carol) Hennessey, Dean Hennessey and Lorraine Anderson; stepbrother: Bill (Mary Ann) Renstrom; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Delbert and Herb Hennessey, sisters Darlene Markgraf, Marlys Rosenau and Donna Stueber.

A Prayer Service for Gene Hennessey will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.  Pastor Dean Brown will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 20th at the funeral home from 3:00-7:00 P.M.

Private inurnment Oak Grove Cemetery in Brownton, Minnesota.





2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brian Yager

    Mike and Lisa.
    My heart goes out to you both.
    Never knew your dad but he must have been a good man because both of you are very caring for others.

  2. Jim Finn

    Sandy & Family,

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way in this difficult time. God Bless


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