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In Memory of Gaylen Enerson


4-7PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI; and one hour prior to the Memorial Service on Friday

Funeral Services

11AM on Friday, January 25, at Cross Lutheran Church, 1246 County Road TT, Roberts, WI

Gaylen James Enerson, age 73, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at Arbor Glen Senior Living of Lake Elmo, MN. Gaylen was born on December 1, 1945, the son of Marvin and Marian in Fosston, MN. He attended McIntosh High School, graduating with the Class of 1963. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Gaylen worked as a supervisor at Xcel Energy until retirement. In 1995 he was united in marriage to his “sweetheart” Dianne.

Gaylen was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He had a special love for horses, and was a member of both the Willow River Saddle Club and Somerset Saddle Club. He adored taking trips out West to see the mountains with his wife. Anyone who knew Gaylen, knew he was always smiling, loved to tinker outside, had the best positive attitude, and was full of endless kindness. Gaylen treasured moments with his family and dear friends more than anything.

Gaylen will remain in the hearts of his wife of 23 years, Dianne; children, Chad (Mary), Sheila, Keli (Matt), Sarah (Eric), Shelly (Josh), and Erik; grandchildren, Jamie (Tony), Jocelyn, Parker, Wyatt, Lily, Paige, Taylor, Blake and Mazie; great grandchildren, Chloe, Silas, Iyla, Esme; siblings, Edward, Marvel, Lowell, and Joyce; as well as additional loved ones and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Marian; granddaughter, Ashley; mother-in-law, Almira; and nephew, Jamie.

A Gathering with Family and Friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at The O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. The Memorial Service for Gaylen will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, at 11:00 am at Cross Lutheran Church in Roberts, WI.

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    • Gaylen was one of the best brothers a person could ask for. I’m sorry we didn’t spend more time together but when we did it was always good time. You will be missed brother!!

    • My thoughts and prayers to all of you.
      Gaylen was such a kind and gentle soul. Always smiling, always ready to talk horses with me! I know our mom treasured the visits he made to her when he came north. Cousin Bonnie Lundorff

    • I sorry for your loss. I have a said alot of prayers for your family will have the strength to get through this. He will be missed. I loved my uncle. I may not be able to attend. You are in my prayers. I will never forget him smiling. I will not forget his voice.

    • I had the distinct pleasure of working hand-in-hand with Gaylen on some big projects at the King Plant. I had a fond admiration for him. He always had a nice way of telling me “no”. I learned a lot from him and was honored to work with him. I will miss him greatly. God Bless

    • Many good times were had with Gaylen who lived just down the road from us. Country School, Deer Hunting,Hill River Lake fishing just a few.I will always remember the good times together.Our sympathy Dianne and family.

    • Gaylen was loved by everyone who met him. The world is a sadder place without him. My heartfelt sympathy Dianne and family.

    • I too have many fond memories of Gaylen. Always smiling and helpful. My prayers are with you all. God with you! Mary & Marvin Neste

    • Dianne and family so sorry to hear about Gaylens passing, I have so many memories of my cousin. He was a sweetheart!!! Thinking and praying for his family at this time and days to come. Mike and Julie Paquin