Eugene “Gene” Wynn Jr. of Pine City passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the age of 43.
Eugene Herman Wynn Jr. was born Sept. 5, 1975, to Eugene and Linda (Reis) Wynn Sr. in Sioux City, Iowa and was raised in Luck, Wisconsin.
Eugene loved the outdoors from an early age and dreamed of becoming a conservation officer. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management. In 2001, he was hired as a conservation officer with the Minnesota DNR.
In 1998, Eugene met Heather, the love of his life, while they were both working at Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls. In 2007, they were married at an outdoor ceremony in Wisconsin. Eugene and Heather made their home on the banks of the Snake River, where they are raising their children, Sophie (11) and EJ (5).
Although Eugene made his home in Minnesota, his Wisconsin blood ran strong and he loved the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and loved sharing those passions with his family and friends. Eugene was an exemplary law enforcement officer and was fiercely loyal to his law enforcement family.
Eugene left a hole that can never be filled.
Eugene is survived by and will forever be missed by his loving wife Heather Wynn; daughter Sophie; son EJ, all of Pine City; adoring parents Eugene and Linda Wynn Sr. of Luck, Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Melvin and Arleen Reis; Arthur and Amy Wynn.
Pastor Tim Adams will officiate at funeral services for Gene at 12 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, with a time of visitation and reviewal beginning at 10:30 a.m., all at the Pine City Civic Center.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service – Swanson Chapel of Pine City. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com