Eugene Sullivan, 63 of Viking, MN passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Fargo VA Medical Center.

The service to celebrate Eugene’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN with Pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. CDC guidelines will be followed. Burial will follow at the Viking Cemetery, Viking, MN

Eugene Thomas Sullivan was born May 6, 1957 in the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, NY the son of Eugene and Patricia (Tuxson) Sullivan. He was baptized and confirmed into the catholic faith. Attended school in New York, Indiana and Illinois.

He entered into service with the United States Navy and after completing his duty, Eugene was Honorably Discharged.

Eugene went to work for the public school system in New York and ultimately ended up as a long distance truck driver working for Hartz Truck Line of Thief River Falls and Altendorf Trucking of Minto, ND. 

Gene has resided at the Thief River Care Center from February of 2020 until May 5th when he returned to the VA Hospital in Fargo.

He enjoyed golfing, spending time with his family and was very passionate about his faith. Gene enjoyed cats and his favorite cat “Uck-Uck”   traveled many miles in the truck with him. Gene was always willing to help anyone in need and enjoyed taking people out for dinner on special occasions. While hospitalized he would order pizza for the staff in appreciation for their care.

Survivors include brother, Brian Sullivan of Carpentersville, IL; sisters, Maureen Davis of Auburn, IN, Sheila Widule of Rhinelander, WI and Rosemary Bleers of Plainfield, IL; and many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Sean and Colin; and sister, Patricia.


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