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Gene Aho 1939 – 2023

Gene Thomas Aho, 84, Menahga, MN passed away Monday, December 11, 2023 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Park Rapids, MN.
Gene was born July 15, 1939 in Frazee MN to Jack and Margaret (Benson) Aho and grew up in the Wolf Lake area. He was united in marriage to Mary Granley of Clearbrook, MN. After graduating from Bemidji State in 1969, he began teaching Industrial Arts in the Upsala MN Public School until retirement in 1999. Gene enjoyed caring for his pet dogs and going for long walks and hiking. Hopefully he will also be remembered for his community service which included mowing, Christmas decorations, Flag displays, helping to revitalize the sliding hill, and the Wolf Lake Waterfront Park. He also spent 15 years providing maintenance service at the Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids.
Gene is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Aho, special friends and long-time neighbors, Dan, Brad and Ron Skoog, and his dogs Lexi and Izzy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There are no services planned at this time
Memorials can be given to CHI Hospice, Headwaters Animal Shelter or a Charity of your choice.
Arrangements by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, friends may online condolences at

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