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Verne Joseph GUION Obituary
Age 91 White Bear Lake, MN Verne Joseph Guion, died on Dec. 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by grandson, Nicholas Schwen; son, Rob Guion; son-in-law, Frank De Pirro. Survived by loving wife, Rosemary; children, Michelle, Maria (De Pirro), Catherine (Bill) Schwen, Laura, Jim (Nancy Yoshida), John (Jen); grandchildren, Jason, Kate, Eric, Mica, Joshua, Cosmo, Felix; brothers, Lyle (June), Joe (Audrey), and families. Verne proudly served in WWII as a B-17 pilot. Upon retiring from 3M, he and Rose enjoyed square dancing for several years. Through Marriage Encounters, they deepened a relationship that spanned over 64 years. Verne could figure out, build, or fix anything. A consummate musician, his accordion mastery comprised a repertoire of classical and international popular music. Verne's intellect was keen, his heart huge, and his sense of humor legendary. Above all, he cherished family. Visitation 4-7 PM Wed. Dec. 19, 2012 at the HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL FUNERAL HOME 515 HWY. 96 W. in Shoreview, MN with a Vigil Prayer Service at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial ST.PIUS X CHURCH on Thurs. Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:30AM with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church (3878 Highland Avenue White Bear Lake, MN). Please join the family for a luncheon following the Mass at Church. Burial with full Military Honor's 11 AM Assembly Area 4 on Fri. Dec. 21, 2012 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor's choice. www.cullencreafuneralhome.com



Published in Pioneer Press from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2012
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