Eugene E. “Gene” Jasnoch, age 79, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home in Northfield, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 8, 1934 to Edward and Emma (Gottschalk) Jasnoch in Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in Winona and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952. He was honorably discharged in 1955 and returned to Winona.
On November 1, 1955, he was united in marriage to Sharon Mae Kramer in Rochester, Minnesota. They made their home in Rochester and Winona; in 1957 they moved to Northfield, Minnesota where they raised their family. Gene was a developer, contractor, and home builder in the Northfield and Faribault Areas. He was also devoted to planting & growing trees on his properties. In addition to his many hours spent planting trees, Gene loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters Jeanine (Stuart) Zook of Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Jody Jasnoch of Plymouth, Mn; sons Jonathan (Laura) Jasnoch of Northfield, Jay (Marvel) Jasnoch of Northfield, daughter-in-law Kathy Jasnoch of Northfield; grandchildren Justin Zook, Emma Jasnoch, Evan Jasnoch, August Jasnoch, Elijah Jasnoch, and Rowen Jasnoch. He is also survived by sisters Dorothy (Edward) Podjaski, Joan (Gene) Strong, and brother LeRoy (Lynn) Jasnoch. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeffrey Jasnoch; brothers George Jasnoch, Jerome Jasnoch, Edward Jasnoch Jr.; sisters Margaret Larson and Emily Hazelton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 5th at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield. Interment will take place at Groveland Cemetery in Dundas, with full military honors. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 4th at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield, and at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the services.
Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.