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Eugene J. Theis, 88

Eugene J. Theis, age 88, of Ellsworth, Wis., died Tuesday, July 8, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.

Eugene was born in the town of Ellsworth, Pierce County, Wisconsin, on July 11, 1925, to Martha (Schultz) and August Theis. He married Rose Raechke on June 7, 1952.

Eugene farmed on the family farm in Ellsworth until 1962. He then moved with Rose to the village of Ellsworth where they owned and operated Gene and Rosie's Bar until their retirement in 1990. During Gene's working life he also worked in construction and excavating.

In his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, making many lawn ornaments and windmills.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Jerome; and sister Delores Haupt.

Gene is survived by his wife Rose; daughter, Peggy (Roger) Nelson; grandchildren, Angie (Danny Bjork) Nelson, and Andy (Heather) Nelson; great-grandchildren, Cade Bjork and Noa Nelson, all of Ellsworth.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, Wis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, and for one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, Wis. is assisting the family with the arrangements.