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Eino Leonard Tuominen, 88, of Duluth, passed away April 21, 2014 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth surrounded by his family singing.

Eino was born April 14, 1926 in Cedar Valley Township, St. Louis County, Minn., to William Francis and Hilda Marie Tuominen.

He attended school in Cedar Valley. Growing up on a dairy farm gave him a work ethic that he carried through life. He enjoyed flying airplanes in his younger days and soloed as a pilot at the age of 16, owning two planes before he owned a car. Eino married Jean Heckman on June 24, 1949 in Duluth and together they lived and raised a family in the Duluth area. He was a self-employed businessman starting in Christmas trees and landscaping then moving into the restaurant business where he owned and operated the Triangle A & W in Hermantown and the Village Mall A & W in Duluth. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially out at the lake. He had many pastimes including architecture, building, gardening, and sports such as basketball, golf, and horse shoe. He loved country music and enjoyed playing his guitar for his family.

Eino was preceded in death by his first wife Jean of 50 years and second wife Leona; eldest son Gary; infant daughter Sandra; four sisters and five brothers.

Eino is survived by children, Debra (Daniel) Schultz of Duluth, Todd (Kathy) Tuominen of Coon Rapids, Penny (Steve) Christensen of Bonita Springs, Fla.; daughter-in-law Cindy Tuominen of Blaine; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister Tyne Kauma of Minneapolis; brother Martin (Darlene) Tuominen of Coon Rapids; many nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters in faith.

VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014. Funeral Services Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, 6273 Hwy. 2, Munger with visitation one hour prior to services with Bill Tuominen officiating. Interment will be at Oneota Cemetery Duluth.