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Obituary Torry Burandt, 25 (Lester Prairie Journal?)

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 for Torry E. Burandt, 25, of South Haven formerly of Lester Prairie.  He died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 in a truck accident in Menomonie, Wisc.

He was born May 2, 1973 at Waconia, Minn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin M. Bruandt, (Anna L. Hartley).  He was baptized May 2, 1973 at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia and confirmed April 12, 1987 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

He graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1991. He served 3 years in the Army, was currently in the Army National Guard.  He was employed at AmeriServe as a truck driver which was his lifetime dream.  His main hobby was making more friends and being with family.  He also collected beer steins and mirrors.

He was preceded in death by brother James, grandparents Edwin and Ella Burandt, Benjamin Hartley, sponsor Joe Hartley, uncles Clifford Kahler, Harold Wheeler, Alvie Hartley.

He is survived by parents Anna and Melvin Burandt of South Haven, brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Heidi Burandt of Jacksonville, Florida, sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Lonnie Lofstedt of Rockford, nieces and nephews Katie, Matthew, Morgan, Kelsey and Trevor, maternal grandmother Sarah Hartley of Maxwell, Iowa, aunts and uncles Pearl and Irvin Menden of Shakopee, Alvin and Flora Burandt of Young America, Marjorie and Lester Lenz of Watertown, Sylvia and Ray Dummer of Mayer, Dennis and Margaret Burandt of Young America, Darlene and Harvey Tesch of Shakopee, Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie, Diane and Bruce Kyes of Bismark, N.J., Karen and Marcel Gueningsman of Shakopee, Florence Wheeler of Cambridge, Alice Kahler of Cambridge, Ben and Joann Hartley of Ankeny, Iowa, Pat Taylor of Maxwell, Iowa, Linda and Denny Eden of Solon, Iowa, Wavena Hartley of Nevada, Iowa, Sponsors Sylvia Dummer and Ivan Burandt, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Satruday, Aug. 15 from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, the Rev. Grant T. Bode officiating.  Interment at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lester Prairie.

Casketbearers: Company E. First Battalion, 194th Infantry.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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Obituary Paul E. Thibodeau – The Penobscot Times

July 1, 1976


Funeral services for Paul E. Thibodeau were held Saturday, June 26, at St. mary’s church with the Rev. William V. O’Connor officiating.  Christopher and John Henderson, grandsons, served as altar boys.  Members of the Knights of Columbus met at the funeral home Thursday evening and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus members, Friday evening.

Mr. Thibodeau, 78, died at his home on 17 Wood St. June 23.  He was born in Bradley Aug. 7, 1897, the son of Paul and Mary Ellen (Murphy) Thibodeau.

He was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, the Knights of Columbus Council, and the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus.  He worked for more than 30 years for the Brewer Manuacturing Co. of Old Town and was a master plumber in old Town for 40 years.

His survivors include his wife, Gladys (Gonyer) Thibodeau; five sons, Robert, Ray, Lester, Harold, and Edward, all of Old Town; four daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Gladys) Henderson, Mrs. Bernard (Margaret) Deschanes, Mrs. Norman (Regina) Deschaine, all of Old Town, and Mrs. Edward (Geneva) McNeeley o Dover, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Ross and Mrs. Amelia Monk, both of Rumford, and Mrs. helen Cook of Springfield; a brother George Thibodeau of Rumford; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Lawndale Cemetery.

Bearers for the funeral were grandchildren, Francis, Steven, Bruce, James, Paul, and David Thibodeau.


Obituary Gladys L. Thibodeau – Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine.

October 30/31, 1993


OLD TOWN – Gladys L. Thibodeau, 91, wife of the late Paul Thibodeau, died Oct. 28, 1993, at a Bangor health care facility.  She was born in Orono, March 12, 1902, the daughter of David and Ida (Thibodeau) Gonyer.

Gladys was a life member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Old Town.

She is survived by five sons, harold, Lester, Ray, and Robert, all of Old Town, and Edward of Veazie; four daughters, Geneva McNelley of Dover, Mass., Regina Deschaine of Old Town, Margaret Deschanes of Waldorf, Md., and Bunny (Gladys) Henderson of Old Town; 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. sunday at Kiley-Birmingham uneral Home, 287 S. Main St., Old Town.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Family Church (St mary’s) with the Rev. James Morrison, celbrant.  Interment will be in Lawndale Cemetery.


Obituary Asa J. Bell – The Penobscot Times, Old Town, Maine.

Thursday, November 26, 1970


Funeral services for Asa J. Bell were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St.Joseph’s Catholic Church, Old Town.

Mr. Bell, 75, died Sunday in a Bangor hospital following a long illness.  he was the widower of Miriam (Jewers) Bell.  he had worked at the Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company.

Mr. Bell was born March 25, 1895 in Winn, the son of Alex and Agnes (Mishou) Bell.  He had been making his home with a daughter, Miss Daphne Bell in Argyle.

He is survived by two sons, Durwood of Argyle and Verlynn of Old Town; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Allegra) Thibodeau, Old Town; Miss Daphne T. Bell, Argyle; Mrs. Waverly Withers, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota and Sister Gail Bell, University of Michigan; three brothers, Reginald of Carmel, Stanley of Columbus, Ohio and Vernon of Keene, N.H., four sisters, Mrs. Grace LeFavre, Mrs. Winifred MacMillan and Mrs. Ruth Thaxter all of Portland, and Mrs. Hazel Trott, West Falmouth; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Bell, who retired in 1964, was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Howland.

Interment was inForest Hill Cemetery in Old Town.


obit ralph fry_0002Ralph Louis Fry, 61, of El Cajon, a Korean War veteran, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 1990) at the El Cajon Convalescent Hospital.

A memorial service was held today at 11 a.m. at El Cajon Mortuary Chapel. Inurnment [sic] will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Mr. Fry, who was born in La Junta, Colo., had lived in the county 48 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had been physically disabled for the last 30 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Katy Summers, Joy Fry and Cynthia Fry, all of San Diego; two sisters, Joan and Betty Bynum of El Cajon; three brothers, Fredrick of Oxnard, Richard of San Bernardino and Ronald of Campbell.

The family suggests donations to the American Lung Association.

Ralph’s Father: Ralph Henry Fry Mother: Dessie Marguerite Holdren Fry


dadMARTINEZ, Ga. – Michael John Jeffers, Martinez, Georgia, born June 17, 1945, in San Francisco, California, passed away on Friday evening, May 8, 2009, after an extended illness, surrounded by his family and friends at home. He was beloved by all and will be sorely missed.

Son of the late John Paul Warland Jeffers and Margaret Foster Jeffers, Mr. Jeffers is survived by his wife of 31 years, Melinda McCormick Jeffers. He is also survived by two sons, John-Paul McCormick (Cory) Jeffers, 23, and David Lee (Davy) Jeffers, 18, of Martinez, and by one daughter, Heidi Jeffers Thibodeau, 40, of Summerville, SC.

In addition, Mr. Jeffers is survived by two sisters, Patricia Jeffers Walters of Carrollton, TX, and Mary Anna Jeffers Kruse of Goldendale, WA, and one brother, Daniel F. Jeffers of Victorville, CA. His other relatives include two sisters-in-law, Anne McCormick Snider of Martinez, and Penny Jeffers of Victorville, and four brothers-in-law, Stephen S. Snider of Martinez, John E. McCormick IV of Hephzibah, Richard Walters of Carrollton, and Dennis Kruse of Goldendale, one son-in-law, Bryan Thibodeau of Summerville, and three grandchildren, Katie Lynne, Matthew, and Morgan. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive Mr. Jeffers.

Having been born and raised in California, Mr. Jeffers enjoyed his early years as a surfer and lifeguard, graduating from Point Loma High School in 1963. He continued his education at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA, earning an Associates Degree in 1973, and later a Bachelors Degree with High Honors in Industrial Arts from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA, in 1975.

After working for several years as a rehabilitation therapist for the Veterans Administration Hospital, Mr. Jeffers decided to pursue a career in education, earning his teaching certificate, plus a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Augusta State University in 1990, and a Specialist Degree in Occupational Studies from The University of Georgia in 1996, where he also won the Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship for Excellence.

At the time Mr. Jeffers was first stricken with illness, he was finishing his doctoral dissertation in curriculum studies at Georgia Southern University, having completed all coursework with a 4.0 average.

Mr. Jeffers served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1967, as a tactical missile launch specialist and systems analyst on the Minuteman ICBM, until he was honorably discharged.

He began his teaching career in Columbia County in 1981 at Evans Middle School, and then moved on to Richmond County at both Westside High School and Hephzibah Middle School, teaching shop in his beginning years, and later technology education, until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Jeffers also taught several construction classes at both Aiken Technical College and Augusta Technical College as an adjunct instructor.

Mr. Jeffers was a past member of the American Vocational Association, the International Technology Association, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Phi Delta Kappa, and Omicron Tau Theta. He was also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA; one of his most cherished accomplishments included helping to wire the pipe organ of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

He loved The Lord and sought every opportunity to serve His Will.

Pallbearers include Mr. Jeffers’ youngest son David, his caregiver, William H. Van Wyck III, his nephews, Stephen S. Snider II and John E. Snider, and friends, Jimmy Ayers, and Frank Carstarphen.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 13th at 2:00 PM at Elliott and Sons Chapel on Columbia Road with graveside services to follow at Westover Cemetery, Pastor Edward Rees and Pastor Emeritus Robert F. Hunt officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 12th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, or on-line at Published in The Augusta Chronicle from 5/10/2009 – 5/12/2009 (and in the San Diego Union/Tribune 5/12/2009)


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