Eugene “Gene” John Kuyava, 83, of Duluth, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday November 13, 2021, in Essentia Health, Miller-Dwan Hospital. He was born in Duluth on January 30, 1938, to John and Marie Kuyava. Gene graduated from Duluth Cathedral High School and DBU. He was a member of the Longshoreman’s Union and retired from the Taystee Bread Company as a salesman. Gene was a member of St, Michael’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and a Senior League Member at Lester Park Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing, walking at Brighton Beach, reading, and traveling. Gene above all enjoyed spending time with his family. He attended any and all activities his grandchildren were in from sports to concerts to plays to dance recitals- if a grandchild was participating, he was there.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anne, sister and brother-in-law Dolores and Don Nelson, and daughter-in-law Jeriann Kuyava.
He is survived by his children Kathleen (John) Lofstuen, Mark (Callie), Bernard “Bub” (Lori), and Greg (Julie) Kuyava, grandchildren Maria, Amy, and David Lofstuen, Zachary, Sydney, and Isabella Kuyava, Seth Sperbeck, and Carli (Nick) Mann, great-grandchildren Logan, Bodi, Beckett and Layla, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021, from 10AM until the 11AM Memorial Mass in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55804. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home. 600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805. 218-727-3555.