Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Friend US Army Vet and story teller, Age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 5/20/11. Preceded in death by wife of 34 yrs., Ruby; parents; son, Raymond; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Marie. Survived by children, Michael, Georgia, Dewayne Hodnett, Carl (Nina) VanSell, Earl (Sandra) VanSell, Marlene (Frank) Blanchard, Allen (Debbie) Auge, Alice (Tony) Wagner, Marie (Jim) Bailey, Joleen (Lester) LeMay; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grand-children, many nieces & nephews. He was our hero. Interment on Thurs., 5/26, 1PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 651-776-1555
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Published by Pioneer Press on May 24, 2011.