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W. Milton Gregoire
W. Milton Gregoire, age 92 of Cavalier, ND died peacefully at home Monday, February 20, 2017.
Milt Gregoire was born October 19, 1924 at Elkton, MI to Blanche (Morin) & Leo T. Gregoire. He grew up in Backoo, ND and graduated from Cavalier High School in 1943. Milt worked for Burlington Northern for 36 years before retiring in 1986 and enjoyed 20 warm winters in Winter Haven, FL during retirement.
On June 15, 1947, he married Bella Odegaard at Niagara, ND. They were married for 59 years before Bella passed away in August 10, 2006.
He is survived by five children: Wayne (Dr. Mary) Gregoire of Chicago, IL, Lee (Sandra) Gregoire of Colorado Springs, CO, Jon Gregoire and Loel (Dr. Lisa), all of Louisville, KY, and Susan (Bill) Rutherford of Peoria, AZ; grandchildren: Dr. Theresa (Masaya), Dr. Jonathan, Ian (Viri), Katie, Jenna, Benjamin, Ellaka, Louis, and Jean Luc; great grandson Adrian.
Milt was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Bella, brothers: Mahlon and Ervin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. rosary at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Robert Pecotte Casket Bearers: Benjamin Rutherford, Louis Gregoire, Jean Luc Gregoire, Masaya Yoshida, Matt Ford, Mitchell Ford. Music: Jonathan Gregoire, Organist; Ashley Nordstrom, Soloist. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Faith in Action or St. Brigid's Catholic Church.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Kemnitz Paulson Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM
Rick Carlson has sent an Expressions of Sympathy card.
Rick Carlson Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM
Our sympathy and prayers are with you. Rick and Deb
Rick and Deb Vivatson Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM
Our thoughts a prayers are with all of you.
Kirk & Diane Kopf Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers . Blessings to all of you . Love, Lori & Randy
Randy and Lori Abrahamson Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Milt was a great neighbor and family friend. We will a peach daiquiri in his honor.
Lisa Rollefstad Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM
Deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with all of you.
Melody and Jim Spangelo Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM
I am sad to hear about your loss, may his memories you all shared and his smiles bring you all joy. Sounds like he was a very special person. Peace
Doug Haugen Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Milt's passing. His smile and gentle nature will surely be missed in our community. Milt & Belle were neighbors of my mom (Jessie). So touching how they they all watched out for each other over the years. Sending our love, friendship and sympathy to all of Milt's family. Jerry & Carol Greenwood
Carol & Jerry Greenwood Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM
Such a fine man, he was always such a good friend to my mom after my dad died. My sympathy to all of you!
Diane Quam Sander Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM