Gene was a WWII Navy Veteran. He retired from ICO. Gene enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and baseball. He was a member of Lakewood Legion and the Owl's Club.
He was preceded in death by his son, Allen; mother, Bertha Johnson; grandmother, Sarah Kniep; brother, Lee Johnson; and sister, Shirley Norberg.
Gene is survived by his children, Gary, Darla (Michael) Pitoscia, Dale (Skye), Leroy and Randy; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Tim) Wolfe; loving relatives & friends.
A special thank you to Golden Oaks Proctor staff for their excellent care and to the Essentia Comfort Care Team.
Memorial Service: 2 PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018 with visitation at 1:30 PM at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., Duluth. Private inurnment.