Funeral for Eugene ‘Gene’ J. Bidinger, 86, of Sartell

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Eugene “Gene” J. Bidinger, 86

Sartell

March 10, 1932-Feb. 19, 2019

Eugene “Gene” J. Bidinger, 86, of Sartell died Feb. 19 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

His funeral will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 25 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 219 Second St. N., Sartell. The Rev. Eberhard Schefers will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis and one hour prior to the services Monday also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Darlene of Sartell; children, Dale (Carol) Bidinger of Sartell, Pam (Scott) Gnan of Chanhassen, Jodi (Bob) Traut of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Rory (Tiffany) Bidinger of Sartell; brother and sister, Bob (Vi) Bidinger of Sartell and Mary (Kenny) Pietron of Sartell; nine grandchildren, Fred and Tom Bidinger, Aaron and Alex Gnan, Alicia Carlson and Brianna Traut, Keegan, Gavin and Landyn Bidinger; great- grandchild, Knox Carlson and a Bidinger on the way.

Memorials will be used for dementia research.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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