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Leo ‘Gene’ Tuholski, 85

Leo “Gene” Eugene Jr. Tuholski, age 85, of Cokato, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Brainerd, to Leo Sr. and Elsie Tuholski.

Gene was united in marriage to Irene Bertram March 8, 1954. The couple owned and operated Bowery Café and G.I. Tavern in Brainerd.

Gene was also a dog catcher for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene; and grandson, Gregory Gustad.

Gene is survived by his son, Scott Tuholski of Annandale; daughter, Tammy (Richard) Gustad of Cokato; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Gene’s life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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