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Edward Paul Morrissette

Edward Paul Morrissette, 91, of Bemidji, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji with the Rev. Antony Fernando officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Bemidji.

The pallbearers will be Bill Trepanier, Robert Trepanier, Jim Schneider and Rein Hofstad.

He was born Jan. 11, 1918, to Wilfred and Katie (Brooks) Morrissette in Plummer, Minn. On April 8, 1940, he married Alice Lajambe in Oklee, Minn. After their marriage they moved to Bemidji where they have lived since. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He lived in Bemidji and worked as a section foreman on the railroad. He was a member of the United States Railroad Retirement Board, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 351, American Legion Ralph Gracie Post 14 and Bemidji VFW Harold Baggenstos Post 1260.

He is survived by his wife of Bemidji; daughter, Diane (Jerry) Geise of New Boston, Mich.; sisters, Beulah Peterson of Bemidji, Louella Yelle of Escondido, Calif., and Marie (Dale) Stebe of Bemidji; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond; brothers, Eugene and Maurice; sisters, Dorothy Bolin, Doris Asselin and Isabelle Gribbon.

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