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Published January 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Eugene E. McManus

Eugene E. McManus, 84, of rural Detroit Lakes, MN, died January 26, 2014, in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River and his family.

Gene was born in Fargo, ND, to Margaret and Phillip McManus, July 24, 1929. He attended high school in Dilworth, MN, and upon graduation began working for Burlington Northern Railroad. Gene married Dorine "Toni" Evenson on September 20, 1956, and together they raised two sons, Phillip and Paul. During the family's years in Dilworth, Gene served as mayor and as a city councilman. He was also involved in the Dilworth School District where he served on the school board. Gene was president of BLE Lodge 202 and commander of the American Legion. He retired from BNSF in 1991 as a locomotive engineer. Gene and Toni later moved to the lake to spend their retirement years.

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