Eugene ‘Gene’ Malsom, 90, formerly of Linton
Eugene was born April 8, 1922, in Hillsview, S.D., the son of Frank L. and Anna Mary (Kelsch) Malsom. He attended school in Hillsview.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for six months. The Malsom family moved to a farm west of Linton in 1941. Gene married Katherine Schell at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Jan. 21, 1947. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed west of Linton. They retired and moved into Linton in 1982.
He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters, and Linton Senior Citizens.
Gene enjoyed collecting fossils, rocks and arrowheads, playing cards, traveling and visiting with his family and friends.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Linda Malsom, Bruce, Wis., Donny Malsom, Linton, and Jimmy and Judy Malsom, Maplewood, Minn.; daughters, Sheila Milleon, North Beach, Md., and Kathy Gustafson, Fargo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pius and Jenny Malsom, Minot, Larry and Eileen Malsom, and Paul Malsom, all of Linton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Francis Hoppert, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Delores and Matt Meier, Eugene, Ore., and Elizabeth and Terrance Owens, Coos Bay, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2009; brothers, Joe, Ben and John; and sisters, Melonia
Materi and Rose Mary Hussey.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Linton, with celebrant the Rev. David Richter officiating.
Organist was Catherine Unger Song leaders were Diane Wangler and Bridget Bemis. Scripture reader was Agnes Mosset. Gift bearers were Kelsey Malsom and Katie Ness. Mass servers were Jack Sannes and Tate Scherr. Music was “Amazing Grace,” ”On Eagles’ Wings,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casketbearers were Dean Schell, Katie Ness, Max Malsom, Kelsey Malsom, Darrell Schell and Danielle Rhodes.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
You may share memories and condolences with the family at the Myers Funeral Home website: www.myersfh.com.