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Eugene Dooley

December 17, 1929 - October 10, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton

10-11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass:  11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Eugene Dooley

December 17, 1929 - October 10, 2013


Eugene (Gene) David Dooley, 83, of Wheatland, ND, died peacefully on Thursday, October, 10, 2013, at Bethany Homes, Fargo, after a courageous fight with a terminal illness.

Gene was born December 17, 1929, near Windsor, ND, to Frank and Julia (Kensok) Dooley. He attended grade school in Windsor, 8th grade at the Gill School near Wheatland and High School in Casselton, ND. From 1950-52, he served in the US Air Force during the time of the Korean War. He attended Dakota Business College in Fargo. He farmed with his Dad and brother, Jim, and worked at Peterson’s Grocery Store and mail carrier for the US Postal Office in Fargo, Doughboy Feed in Casselton and the Agronomy Seed Farms in Fargo during the winter months.

On February, 13, 1956, Gene married the love of his life, Theresa Muscha, at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Harvey, ND. They lived and farmed in the Wheatland area for many years while raising their eight children.

Gene’s passion was farming. Before and after retirement, he worked for various companies, including the ASCS office in Fargo, Emco (Western) Products in Casselton, and Camas Sand and Gravel in Embden. He also helped out various neighbors during harvest.

Gene was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic church where he served as a Eucharistic minister, a member of CCD board, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters.  He was a charter member of the Chaffee Lions Club, Chaffee School Board, PTA and Casselton Farmers Union Board.

Gene loved being with his family, sharing stories and telling jokes. He was blessed with the “Gift of gab”. His hobbies included hunting, dancing (polka and waltz), farming, gardening and yard work, welding, and reading “Louie Lamore” books.

Gene is survived by his wife, Theresa, of Wheatland, ND, his children: Becky Dooley( Jan Anderson), Cloquet, MN; Brian (Beth) Dooley, Spiritwood, ND; Bruce (Kathy) Dooley, Garden City, KS; Don (Janie) Dooley, Wright, WY; Darla (Keith) Hennen, Borup, MN; Joe (Kari) Dooley, Wheatland, ND; Steve Dooley, Casselton, ND; and Rob (Perin) Dooley, Baldwin, WI.  He also is survived by his sisters, Margaret Baumler, Casselton, ND; Catherine (Lee) McMaines; Fargo, ND, sister-in-law, Marie Dooley, Casselton, ND; 23 grandchildren , 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Julia, brother, Jim Dooley, brother-in-law, Clarence Baumler, and cousin, Rolly McComb.


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11 responses to “Eugene Dooley”

  1. John & Stacy Geil says:

    Garden City KansasI have only seen and visited with Eugene once at his son’s wedding in Garden City many years ago. We had the nicest conversation and we visited for almost 45 minutes at the wedding reception. I knew what a kind and loving person he was just from our conversations. Bruce, you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers for a long time. Bruce, we are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you in your time of need.

    John & Stacy Geil

  2. Mary Ellen & Dale Reimers says:

    Jamestown ND
    Although we never knew Eugene, we got to know the local family of Brian and Beth Dooley living near Jamestown, ND
    . These people are living proof of their fathers style and upbringing-they are always polite, considerate and grateful with all of us neighbors in hunting, farming, working and playing. Perfectly prepared people to step out and be positives and productive in society. From what we hear, exactly like their father Eugene from with his modest, genuine roots in Windsor and Wheatland, N.D
    Warm regards,
    Dale & Mary Ellen Reimers
    Jamestown, North Dakota

  3. Frank Dooley & Pamela Hermes says:

    Teresa and cousins,
    I’m so sorry to hear to Gene’s passing, and sorry that distance keeps us from joining you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.
    Frank and Pam

  4. Kenneth Petersen says:

    Breckenridge MN
    Gene was agreat person . I always enjoyed doing business with him. Also enjoyed having coffee with the family when was there pickimg up pigs. will say a prayer for Gene. MY condolences to the family.

  5. Lenny & Mary Krueger says:

    Abercrombie ND
    Our deepest sympathy to the Dooley family. Our families spent a lot time together when we were kids. We all have many memories of Gene telling stories and joking around. I will never forget the time when my dad and Gene were custom harvesting and Gene ran a fence post into the N6 combine. He was good friend and neighbor to many.
    He will me missed.

  6. Gloria Mosley says:

    NChas SCDear Dooley family,
    Pleasse accept my deep regrets for your loss. You don’t know me but I wanted to share what helped me when I lost my whole family to this enemy death that always brings pain and grief. I found comfort and hope in what Jehovah Gods word the Bible says at John11:11 and Mark5:39 that they’re just asleep and Jesus states at John5:28,29 that I’ll see them again and this helps me get through each day because I miss them so much. I truly hope this has helped in some way because this is my purpose in sharing this with you. Please know I share your grief and you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Gloria Mosley

  7. Jane Tamerius Walston says:

    Troup TXTo the Dooley Family,

    Growing up with Darla in my class and going to school with all of you always made me feel close to your family. I lost count of the number of times Darla and I had sleep overs at your house. Gene & Theresa always made me feel so welcome and I do remember well all the teasing and story telling he could do! Take comfort in knowing he is always just a thought away from you and that we all one day be reunited. I remember you all fondly and “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Philippians 1:3

    My thoughts are prayers are with you all,

    Jane Tamerius Walston

  8. Tanya Hendrickson says:

    Woodville WIMy deepest and heartfelt thoughts, sympathies and prayers go out to the entire Dooley Family. Gene was a wonderful man and I’m greatfull that I had the opportunity to know him. Hugs to you all!! Love Tanya

  9. Rish Family says:

    Becky-sending sincere condolences to you and your entire family. We hope you find peace in the great memories you’ve created. Thinking of you and wishing you all well.

  10. Heather Struxness (Grossman) says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless and take care.

  11. Shannon says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from Gods promise to “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all faces” (Isaiah 25:8)

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