Vincent Paul Daigle

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  • Name: Vincent Paul Daigle
  • Location of Birth: Ball Club, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 19, 1918
  • Date of Death: March 28, 2001 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Levite Daigle and Anna (Riedl) Daigle
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  • Highest Rank: SM 2 (Signalman 2nd Class Petty Officer or Special Mechanic)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Vincent proudly served his country in a Naval Beach Battalion, participating in eight amphibious invasions in the South Pacific during World War II.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Vincent married Mary Nistler in 1946 in Shooks Township in Beltrami County.

    He owned and operated Daigle Woodworks in Deer River, Minnesota for thirty-four years.

    Vincent married Dorothy Nye in 1985 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Vincent loved to work with wood and in the garden.

    He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Cohasset, Minnesota and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Deer River, Minnesota where he served on the council for twenty-seven years. He also served on the Farmer's Co-op and Deer River Hospital boards.

    Vincent was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; brothers Arthur, Eugene and Quentin; and granddaughters Jessica Daigle and Megan Norris.

    He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons Paul (Diane), Edward (Gerri), George (Jaime), Father Steven, Theodore, John (Mona), and Timothy (Sandra); daughters, Margaret Lloyd, Kathleen (Steven) Stanley, Jean (Jerry) Kern, Annette (Romeo) Daigle, and Teresa (Rick) Norris; stepchildren, David (Sharyl) Nye, Diana (Art) Shull, and Grace (Jim Martin) Nye; twenty-nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and brothers, Anthony and Ernest (Barbara) Daigle.

    Vincent died at home and is buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery at Ball Club, Minnesota (also know as Ball Club Cemetery).

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