Gene Revier April 30, 1932 - Feb. 7, 2015
OLIVIA - Gene Revier, age 81, of Olivia died Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia after a long fight with COPD and lung cancer. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia and continues on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Renville County Hospice.
Gene Robert Revier was born April 30, 1932 in Norfolk Township to Roger and Ella (Busch) Revier. Gene attended school at District 36. He farmed and ran a truck line out of Olivia before entering the Army in September 1952. He was stationed in Paris, France driving a heavy vehicle for the 2nd Platoon 552th QM Refer Co. and was discharged a Corporal in September 1954. Gene married Erma Schneider in Renville on December 28, 1952 and they were blessed with three children. Gene and Erma farmed and fed cattle south of Olivia all their married life. Gene enjoyed his horses especially his six pony hitch, traveling out west, ice fishing on Green Lake, collecting toy tractors, pocket watches and pocket knives. He was proud when the school bus stopped to let off the fourth generation on the farm: Drew and Gabi. Gene will be sadly missed for all of his advice, steady quiet manner and honest dealings. God bless his memory.
Gene is survived by his wife of 61 years Erma Revier of Olivia, his two sons: Michael (and Angie) Revier of St. Cloud and Jeff (and Tami) Revier of Olivia; his six grandchildren: Chad (and Jeni) Revier, Nellie Revier (and special friend Jesse), Beau Revier, Joshua (and Amanda) Revier, Scott Revier (and special friend Megan) and Mark Revier (and special friend Becca); and his five great-grandchildren: Emma, Ava, Rya, Andrew and Gabrielle. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Cynthia Revier.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN
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