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Eugene Whitney

December 21, 1942 - May 09, 2011


1-2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 14 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P. M. Saturday, May 14 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Eugene Whitney

December 21, 1942 - May 09, 2011


Eugene  ” Eli” Whitney, 68, died May 9, 2011 at Innovis Health, Fargo, ND

Eugene was born December 21, 1942 in Jamestown, ND to George and Annamae Whitney.  He attended Jamestown High School and graduated in 1960. He then went to Wahpeton State School of Science majoring in linotype printing, and graduated in 1960. He began his printing career in Jamestown.  Eugene married Doreene Engstrom in Carrington, in June 1965 and lived in Jamestown and numerous cities and states throughout their marriage. He served in the North Dakota National Guard for 6 years. Eugene worked in the printing business for 12 years and also as a sales representative in the automobile industry for 30 years.

In 1993, they moved to Fargo and in 2007 he retired from the automotive business.

Eugene enjoyed hunting fishing, casinos, building new homes, bowling, traveling,  and walking.

Eugene is survived by his wife Doreene, children Kevin (Deanne) Whitney, Ayr, ND, Kerri (Nick) Lonetti, St. Paul, MN and grandchildren Chase, Brady and Rylie, siblings Tracy (Karen) Whitney, Bismarck, ND, Deborah (Merle) Kunz, Washington,  Barbara Norton, California, and special brothers and sisters in law Jim (Paula) Laush, Jamestown, ND, Larry  ( Dianne) Engstrom, Dalton, MN and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father.


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7 responses to “Eugene Whitney”

  1. Jack Seaman says:

    Fargo Condolances to the family. May you all find some peace. Eli, you were a gentleman inevery sense of the word and a salesman like no other. I am proud to have known you. Godspeed.

  2. Ron & Carolyn Weisenburger says:

    Sioux Falls SDDear Doreene & Family, We are very saddened to hear of Gene’s death. Our sincere condolences to you. He was a very special man.

  3. diane elhard says:

    jamestown ndmy prayers are with you for your lose. I was a friend of Eugene and his family when we were kids. May all our good memories comfort you and your family.

  4. Leia Shalhoob says:

    Kevin and Dee,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time. Please know we are here if you need us for anything.

  5. Todd & Shelley Goter says:

    Jamestown North Dakota
    Kevin and family,
    We are saddened to hear about the passing of your dad Eugene. He was a great man and always had a smile when I was at your home when we were growing up. He will be missed.

  6. Jodi Bayer says:

    Jamestown ND
    Kevin and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time.
    Corey, Jodi, and boys

  7. Craig and Rosann Burslie says:

    fargo ndOur heart goes out to he entire Whitney family. Eli was a very special person in this world. I enjoyed so much working with him at Corwins. he was so proud of his family and you, Doreen. My heart hurts knowing Eli passed way before his time. He so cared about his health. Please know we haave all of you in thoughts and prayers. God Bless the memory of “Eli” Whitney. A truly remarkable man.

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