Valere C. Magnan

obit-Magnan-ValereAfter a courageous three year battle with cancer, Valere C. Magnan died in the comfort of his home in Fort Ripley, April 11, 2013.
Valere was born in Brainerd in 1950 to Maurice and Alice Magnan. He grew up on their family farm in the St. Mathias area with his siblings Norma, Louis, Lucille and Milo. In 1968, Valere married Leatte H. Olson and began their family together. Their children are Shon (Julie), Brant (O.J.) and Angela (Josh). His grandchildren are Emily, Katelyn, Luca, Tessa and Colt. He loved deer hunting, playing poker with his family and traveling out west to the mountains. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but he will be remembered in the laughter they share together.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 15, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Keith Bertram officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Ft. Ripley Township.