Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 10, for Eugene “Gene” Palli, 91, Ramona, who died on Dec. 1, 2013, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison. The Rev. Paul Josten will officiate in St. William Catholic Church at Ramona, and burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Badus Township.
A parish scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, at the Weiland Funeral Chapel.
Palli was born on Aug. 2, 1922, at Ramona to Jacob and Rose (Manthey) Palli. He grew up on a farm near Lake Badus and graduated from Ramona High School. He moved to Los Angeles, where he received training as an electrician. He married Shirley Kyle on Nov. 16, 1957. They returned to Ramona in 1967 and he continued to work as an electrician as a member of I.B.E.W. Local 11. He retired from ICAP in 1987.
He was a member of the St. William Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Ramona; two sons, Dan of Madison, and David (Deb) of Dell Rapids; three daughters, Kathleen (Tim) Riedel of Ramona, and Karen Schwartz and Karol Palli, both of Chester; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marilyn Blegen and Rosemary Palli, both of Bloomington, Minn., and Eileen Sorghan of Los Angeles, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
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