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Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown
Wednesday May 18th, 2022
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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Wednesday May 18th, 2022

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Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Thursday May 19th, 2022

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Gene Mayer

Eugene Reinhold Mayer - Sunrise: August 2nd, 1932 - Sunset: May 14th, 2022

Eugene Mayer, 89, Medina ND passed away peacefully on the same farm that he was born on. Gene was born south of Medina on the family farm the youngest of 7 children to Emil and Elizabeth (Moser) Mayer. Gene went to country school a few miles from the farm until the 5th grade. He then started working on the family farm. When he began farming it was all done with teams of horses. In 1953, when he was 21, he got his first tractor, it was an H. He also took over the dairy from his dad. Throughout his years he had cattle, both dairy and beef, pigs, sheep, horses, and chickens.

At 18, while at a friend’s house, Gene met the love of his life. Two years later, on October 12th, 1953, Ramona Enzminger and Gene Mayer married in Tappen, ND. Pranks were played on the new couple that day, even by Gene’s mother. Gene and Ramona spent the first few years together on the Enzminger farm before moving back to the Mayer family farm where they lived for the rest of Gene’s life. Gene and Ramona brought four girls into the farming world, Julie, Debbie, Becky, and Beverly. They all took to the field and barn just as much as to the kitchen.

Gene was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Medina. He was on the Newbury Township board for 50+ years. He has always been an excellent listener and the go to guy and the advice giver. He made friends with everyone; nobody left a stranger. He could always be counted on to help someone in need. He was the community mechanic, welder and vet and being the warm-hearted guy, he cared for even the smallest of animals marking duck nests when mowing hay. He had cattle until 87 and retired from farming at 88. He loved his peaceful life of farming. He enjoyed hunting with his friends over the years and sharing stories.

Gene is survived by his wife Ramona of 68 years. 4 daughters Julie (Jared) Opp, Medina, ND;  Debbie (Larry) Lachenmeier, Medina, ND; Becky (Kevin) Irlmeier, Medina, ND; Beverly (Daniel) Martel, Christine, ND; Grandchildren: Tomas (Amy) Lachenmier, Medina, ND; Chas Brobst, Jamestown, ND; Kara Lachenmeier, Bradenton, FL; Jahleel (Ashley) Opp, Medina, ND; Karissa (David) Daws, Michigan, ND; Jaranah (Bruce) Liebold, Jamestown, ND; Nicholas Brobst, Granville, ND; Abigail Martel, Fargo, ND; Alexander Martel, Christine, ND; Morgan (Zach) Perleberg, Windsor, ND; Alex Irlmeier, Medina, ND and 16 great-grandchildren, Lyla, Ben, Ethan, Layton, Destiny, Dallas, Jayden, Trinity, Ryker, Easton, Graysen, Leightyn, Tristyn, Traysen. Many Nieces and Nephews. Many special friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Emil and Elizabeth Mayer. All his brothers and sisters and spouses. Paul (Martha) Mayer, Clara (Ernie) Ranta, Eddie (Doris) Mayer, Martha Ruff, Lorraine (Walter) Ruff, Willie (Erma) Mayer; One great granddaughter Tegan Liebold; Several nieces and nephews


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So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. I have so many good memories of staying at your farm with Julie and Debbie when we were in school together. Prayers and hugs to you all.

Geneva Kaiser May 18 2022 5:51 PM

Ramona and family; so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Glad I was able to see Gene and Ramona last summer in Medina. I will always remember him as the "life of the party". Because of his dry sense of humor, one was not always sure whether he was serious or joking. And one can not forget the hat(s). I'm not sure I ever saw the top of his head! I'm sure he will take his favorite hat with him to the next world. God bless you all.

Darold Wolff May 17 2022 5:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Mayer

Al&Val Scheet May 17 2022 1:57 PM

All, I am so sorry to hear of our farm neighbor's passing. So many memories of when Debbie and I went to school together and stayed at the farm. Gene said how it was in a jokingly way! I will never forget his big hands. Big Hands, Big Heart! It was always a pleasure to run into Gene or seeing him mow the ditches along Hwy 30 and I would just say...that man is like the energizer bunny! My deepest sympathy to all of you. Debbie, I am so sorry that I did not know your Dad had passed when I hugged you at the church on Sunday. I found out later that day and I felt so bad. Hugs and Prayers to all of you.

Dottie Elhard May 17 2022 10:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Mayer

Dottie Elhard May 17 2022 10:48 AM

Debbie, I’m so sorry to read about your dad’s passing. My sympathies to you and your family.

Peggy (Graf) Brunelle May 16 2022 11:57 PM

Barb are so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in the thought that he is now completely healed and free of all his cares. You're in our thoughts an prayers. Respectfully, Lynn and Barbara Hopewell

Lynn and Barbara Hopewell May 16 2022 3:43 PM

I will always remember him as the duke

Fred Ruff May 16 2022 2:23 PM

Sorry for your loss. Gene was a great guy. I always enjoyed listening to his stories. He was a great story teller. Enjoyed working with him when we were helping each other out. He will be missed.

Myron and Donna Morlock. May 16 2022 9:55 AM

Sorry for your loss. Gene was a special man and hard worker. Hugs

Charla Hochhalter Wegner May 15 2022 4:50 PM

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