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William Gadient Sr

October 23, 1934 — January 29, 2013

William Joseph "Bill" Gadient Sr. of Goodhue, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 29, 2013 at the Seminary Home in Red Wing. Bill was born on October 23, 1934 in Red Wing, the son of David and Alfreda (Matter) Gadient. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, where he continued his lifelong membership. He graduated in 1953 from Goodhue High School. He was married to Kathleen "Kay" LaPlante at St. Mary's Church in Chatfield on June 26, 1954. Shortly after, Bill established his own family farm near Goodhue, where he farmed his whole life. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Goodhue Lions Club, served on the Cemetery Board, and was an active member of the choir at St. Columbkill's Church. Bill loved kids; he enjoyed taking them fishing, hunting, and teaching them how to farm. He always had a camera in his hand to catch all those special memories. He liked to snowmobile, dance, watch sports, play cards, and enjoyed putting a smile on other's faces. Bill will be remembered as a man with a big heart, strong faith and never afraid to work hard. He has taught us many things, and the most important thing he showed us was the love he had for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Kay; 11 children, Linda (Marty) O'Connor, Deb (Randy) Tutewohl, Diane (Chuck) Ryan, all of Goodhue, Kathy (Dave) Huneke of Zumbrota, Irene Gadient (Kevin Fosberg) of Red Wing, Bill Jr. (Brenda) of Goodhue, Tim (Roberta) of Zumbrota, Denise (Brad) Voth of Goodhue, Pat (Todd) Dicke of Red Wing, Mary (Mark) Erhardt of Goodhue, and Chris (Stacey) of Willmar; 38 grandchildren, Mike Ryan, Angie (Ben) Olsen, Jason (Christina) Ryan, Tim (Amanda) Ryan, Jenn Ryan (Brian Schellinger), Greg and Shad Tutewohl, Meagan (Mike) Jaeger, Abby and Ethan Tutewohl, Katie (Lee) Ludwig, Patrick Ryan (Claire Kocina), Michelle (Jeff) Matthees, Eric Ryan (Micayla Kohlnhofer), Nicole and Casey Ryan, Brad and Jessica Huneke, Melissa (Adam) Dicke, Tiffany Huneke (Taylor Sanborn), Alicia Gadient (Nick Zorn), Joel and Travis Gadient, Molly, Amy, Gena, and Olivia Gadient, Brady (Alyse) Voth, Vanessa, Nathan, and Chelsea Voth, Justin, Jared, and Tyson Dicke, Brittany and Josh Erhardt, Zack and JP Gadient; 15 great-grandchildren, Will, Brooke, and Mya Olsen, Elyse, James, and Anna Ryan, Emma Ray, Hayden, and Madisyn Tutewohl, Corbin Jaeger, Henry, Grace, and Laura Ludwig, Levi and Jacob Matthees; brothers and sister, Fr. Peter Gadient, Regina Morelan, and Ray (Ruth) Gadient; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Len Lodermeier, Louis Ward, Agnes Gadient, Shirley Gadient, Neta Gadient, and Berdell Gadient; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, John; son-in-law, Steve Ryan; grandchildren, Monica Gadient and Brendan Gadient; 9 siblings, Margaret, Bernard, and John Gadient, Rosemary Lodermeier, Katherine Ward, Frances Lodermeier, Gerald, David Jr., and Robert Gadient. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columbkill Catholic Church in Belle Creek. Celebrants will be Father Bruce Peterson and Father Joseph LaPlante. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons; Jason Ryan, Ethan Tutewohl, Pat Ryan, Brad Huneke, Joel Gadient, Brady Voth, Justin Dicke, Josh Erhardt, and Zack Gadient. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6 from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday, February 7 from 10-11 a.m., all at St. Columbkill Catholic Church.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Columbkill Catholic Church

36483 Co 47 Blvd
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027

Service
Thursday, February 7, 2013
11:00 AM
St. Columbkill Catholic Church

36483 Co 47 Blvd
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027

with visitation at church on Thursday from 10-11 am

Graveside Service
Thursday, February 7, 2013
St. Columbkill Catholic Cemetery

Co 47
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027


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