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John 'Papa John' A. Breitbach

John "Papa John" A. Breitbach, 94, of Port Angeles, Wash., died Friday, June 5, 2009 at Crestwood Convalescent Center.

He was born Jan. 13, 1915 in Park Rapids to Nick and Marie Breitbach. He moved to Port Angeles, Wash. from Minnesota in 1945 and worked for Rayonier Mills for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Richard) Tucker, of Biloxi, Miss.; two sons: Larry (Donna) and Denny (Judy), all of Port Angeles; two sisters: Mildred Condiff, of Park Rapids, and Jeanette Kurtti, of Albertsville; two brothers, Kenneth and Gene, both of Port Angeles; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Muriel; and two brothers: Roy and Irvin.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel in Port Angeles.

Inurnment: Immediately following the service for he and his wife at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.

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