Gene Amley, 94, of New Richland, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.
Born on June 8, 1928, in Albert Lea, he was a son of the late Martin and Anna (Johnson) Amley. On August 2, 1953, Gene was united in marriage to Nola (Spear) Amley. Together the couple shared more than 45 years. A veteran of the United States Army, Gene worked as a repairman for Sprint and the former Pioneer Telephone, for more than 30 years.
Strong in his faith, Gene was a lifelong member of Le Sueur River Lutheran Church. At church, Gene served as a church board member and taught Sunday School. He could often be found sitting in the back of the church with a pocket full of Werther’s caramel candies to share with the children.
Gene served as President for the New Richland Commercial Club and was a member of the former American Legion of New Richland, the Wilton Saddle Club and the Snow Mobile Club. In 1994, Gene was honored for his commitment to the community and was named Grand Marshall of the Farm and City Days parade. Gene enjoyed pranking his family and friends. He also enjoyed telling a good joke as well as horseback riding, fishing, and riding snowmobiles. One of his favorite pastimes was coffee at the Red Leaf and visiting with his friends. His greatest joy came from watching the sunrise and set over his beloved farm and spending time with family.
Left to cherish Gene’s memory are his three children: Lori (Kelly) Routh, Todd Krueger, and Amy (Rick) Bartz; four grandchildren, Megan (John), Alex (fiancé Justine), Sydney and Camryn; six great-grandchildren, Collin, Mya, Lincoln, Rori, Evelyn, and Alexander; two sisters-in-law, Jean Amley and Ellen Spear; a brother-in-law, Les Christensen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Martin and Anna, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Nola; two infant children, Keith and Anna; a brother, Harold; and three sisters, Joanne, Bonnie and Yvonne.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Le Sueur River Lutheran Church in New Richland, with a visitation beginning at 9:30AM. Inurnment will be held at the Le Sueur River Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting www.BonnerupFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Le Sueur River Lutheran Church Steeple Fund, 16650 250th Ave, New Richland, MN 56072 or the Waseca County Special Olympics, 900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402.