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Information for Eugene Larue Mesenbrink
7 July, 1927 25 October, 1992
From The Idaho Press Tribune
27 October, 1992

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Eugene Mesenbrink

Eugene Larue Mesenbrink, of Caldwell, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 1992.  He was 65.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 1992, at the First Baptist Church, Caldwell.  Pastor Richard Shaw will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Wilder Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Gene was born to John and Dorothea Mesenbrink, July 7, 1927, in Harlem, Montana.  His family moved to Moyie Springs, Idaho where he lived most of his childhood.  He attended Buckhorn school and graduated from Bonner's Ferry High School in the spring of 1944 at the age of 16.  After spending a year at the University of Idaho, Gene enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He returned to north Idaho following his honorable discharge from the service.
    Gene married Mary Ellen Boles, his friend, lover and lifelong companion, on June 22, 1953.  After he completed heavy equipment operator's school, they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for 16 years.  While in Grants Pass, the accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior, and served as a Sunday School teacher and usher at the Redwood Country Church.  Gene and Mary moved their family to Caldwell, Idaho, in 1972 where he was self-employed as an electrician.  He has faithfully attended the Caldwell First Baptist Church during this time.
    Gene loved the Lord and raised his children in the love of Jesus Christ. He taught his children to appreciate the beauty of God's creation through fishing, hunting and gardening.  Gene worked hard all of his life and demonstrated the importance of doing things right the first time.
    He is survived by many family members, including his wife, Mary; his children, Doris and Dave Paulsen of Wilder, Karl and Kathi Jo Mesenbrink of Boise, Tim and Jill Mesenbrink of Boise and Mara Skov of San Francisco; his mother, Dorothea Mesenbrink of Moyie Springs; his brothers, Rene, Herman and Joe Mesenbrink, all of Moyie Springs; six grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Mesenbrink, and his son, Jeffrey Mesenbrink.
    His family asks that memorials be sent in the name of Eugene Mesenbrink to The Gideons or to the charity of your choice.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

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