Eugene “Gene” Zeroth, 78, Princeton, MN, died Saturday, September 29th inScooter was hit by a vehicle.Gene was born on June 23, 1934 in Saint Cloud, MN, son of Raymond and Ella(Lubbesmeyer) Zeroth. He grew up in Greenbush Township, Mille Lacs Countyand attended country school at District # 5. He served in the NationalGuard and worked for Odegard’s Garage before entering the US Army inSeptember of 1953. He served two years active duty and was stationed inAlaska with the 11th Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged onSeptember 29, 1955 and returned to service with the National Guard. He wasunited in marriage with Arlene Leider on May 7, 1960 at St. Edward’sCatholic Church, Princeton. They made their home in Princeton and he workedconstruction up north for a time and then worked with the Franklin Companyin St. Cloud for three years before starting with the City of Princeton,where he worked for thirty years, retiring as the Director of Public Worksin 1994. He served on the Princeton Fire Department for nine years whileworking for the city.Gene enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors, including hunting, fishing,four wheeling and snowmobiling. His family knew him as the adventuroustype, always taking the scenic route or investigating where a trail led.Survivors include: his wife: Arlene of Princeton; four children: John Zerothof Bock, MN, Patrick Zeroth of Colo, Iowa, Lynette (Jim) Sterling ofJacksboro, TN, and Richard Zeroth of Foley, MN; eight grandchildren andthree great-grandchildren; siblings: Donna Mae (Leonard) Hermanson ofPrinceton, Shirley (Mel) Steinke of Zimmerman, Henry Zeroth of Princeton,Joan (Bob) Miller of Zimmerman, Leroy (Kathy) Zeroth of Talkeetna, Alaska,Linda Finley of Rush City, and brother-in-law: John Ryan of Golden Valley,AZ.He was preceded by his parents: Ray and Ella; sister: Rita Ryan; anddaughter-in-law: Kathy Zeroth.The funeral was held on Friday, October 5th at Christ Our Light – NorthCampus, Princeton, MN.Burial: St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery, Princeton, MN.