Eugene Fred “Geno” Tso, age 50, of Aberdeen, SD passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls from complications due to a fall.
Eugene Fred was born on March 28, 1969 in Gallup, New Mexico to Eugene Tso and Leslie Anne “Tez” (Miles) Tso. He spent his first two years of life in New Mexico, and then lived in Minnesota for 8 years, finally making home in Aberdeen, SD. He graduated from Roncalli High School in 1987 and attended Northern State University. Eugene was employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 29 years, most recently as a Legal Instruments Examiner.
Eugene was an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He was also part of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma. He enjoyed all things Minnesota sports, especially the Vikings, Premier League Soccer, playing darts, going to movies, reading, trivia and chess. Eugene’s family called him the “Mayor of Aberdeen” because he always knew someone, no matter where he went. Eugene was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and kept a positive attitude throughout every new challenge. Eugene was a friend to all and will be remembered for his wit and good sense of humor.
Eugene is survived by his mother: Leslie Anne “Tez” and his sister: Anne-Marie, both of Aberdeen, SD; a half-brother: Fred Tso of Blue Canyon, AZ; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Eugene was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Tso; his maternal grandparents, Elaine and Walter Jones, and Leroy Miles; and his paternal grandparents, Fred and Mary Tso.
Private family services are being held. Burial will take place at First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau, SD. A gathering of friends, family, and colleagues will take place at a later date in Aberdeen, SD. Arrangements have been entrusted to Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau.