Robert John Demarais

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  • Name: Robert John Demarais
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 1, 1930
  • Date of Death: May 25, 2012 (81 years old)
  • Parents: Napoleon Demarais and Rebecca (Prenevost) Demarais
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    On August 17, 1957, he married the love of his life, Patricia Friedman.

    Robert was employed by United States Steel for 34 years. After retirement, Robert and Patricia enjoyed wintering in Mesa, Arizona.

    Robert had many interests including fishing, hunting, golfing, pool, horseshoes, cards and loved spending time at the family cabin. He was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine, Minnesota, the Bovey Moose of Bovey, Minnesota, and the Grand Rapids VFW in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He loved when family and friends came to visit.

    His parents; brothers and sister, Virgil, Howard, Pauline, and twin brother, Richard preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Patricia; daughters Linda (Ron) Bellefy and Shelley (Bryan) Zbacnik; son, Kent (Hope) Demarais; and six grandchildren.

    Robert died at home and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.

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