Gene Shimota, 77

Gene Shimota, 77, of Foley, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at his home.

Born December 15, 1928 in rural Sibley Co., Eugene was a son of William and Celia (Cervenka) Shimota. He married Mary Agnes Traxler on May 29, 1954 at St. Henry Catholic Church in LeCenter. Gene graduated from Mankato State University and did graduate work there and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, University of Colorado and St. Cloud State. In 1957 the couple began their life in Foley after teaching in Hastings.

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