Arthur Leland Daigle

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  • Name: Arthur Leland Daigle
  • Location of Birth: Willow Beach near Ball Club, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 22, 1914
  • Date of Death: August 22, 1988 (74 years old)
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  • High School and Class: 1932 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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    Arthur was locally employed in trucking until joining the United States Army in 1944.

    Following his discharge, Arthur established Daigle Mill and Lumber, which operated near Ball Club, Minnesota for twenty-five years. The site was converted to the Daigle Wild Rice Company in 1970, and has remained in operation until the present.

    Arthur was a 40-year member of VFW Post 2720, Deer River, Minnesota.

    He enjoyed hunting and tinkering with machinery.

    Arthur was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Deer River, Minnesota.

    Preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta, in 1984 and his second wife, Thurza in 1988, as well as his brothers Quentin and Eugene, Arthur is survived by his sons, Leland and Lawrence; daughters, Barbara Bumgarner and Renee Coen; brothers, Vince, Anthony, and Ernest, and nine grandchildren.

    Arthur died at his home and was buried at Olivet Cemetery at Morse Township, Deer River, Minnesota. (No grave marker photo available at this time.)

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