To all of Gene's friends and colleagues, we are so sorry to tell you about Gene's struggle with health issues since his lumbar spine surgery in early November. He has worked hard to overcome complications from the surgery, infections and weakened muscle strength in his lower body. This strong, active and vital man has dealt well with this extreme change in his abilities but his ability to continue rehab has diminished. While living with prostate cancer in abeyance, he always was sure of how he wished his quality of life to be should it return - as he thought it might. His quality of life is not good now and he has made the decision to be cared for in a hospice setting. The hospice home is N. C. Little, 7019 Lynmar Ln., Edina, Mn. Please leave notes, stories, jokes, thoughts of wishes and dreams, and adventure remembrances.