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Merwyn James (Jim) GIRARD

Male 1924 - 2009  (84 years)


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  • Name Merwyn James (Jim) GIRARD 
    Born 12 Jul 1924  Waterville, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Health Died of cancer. 
    History SSDI states card issued in Wisconsin before 1951.
    Obituary - Merwyn "Jim" Girard, 84, of Durand died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 12, 1924, in the town of Waterville, Pepin County, son of John and Frances DeMarce Girard. He attended school in Durand. In 1942 Merwyn joined the Air Force and married Almeda Peterson in Iowa. They later divorced. Merwyn lived in the Milwaukee area, where he was a factory worker and a police officer. In 1964 he moved to Neillsville, where he farmed. In the late 1960s he moved to the Mondovi area, where he farmed and worked at the Mondovi Canning factory. Merwyn moved to Durand in 1990. On Nov. 8, 1991, he married Alice Soden in Eau Claire. He was the caretaker for the Pepin County Housing Authority for 15 years. He enjoyed woodworking. Merwyn also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his special buddy, Trixie. Church was a very big part of Merwyn's life. He was a very active member of the United Methodist Church in Durand. Merwyn was a very giving person, always helping anyone who needed help. He put everyone before himself.
    He is survived by his wife, Alice Girard of Durand; his children, James (Joyce) Girard of Dallas, Texas, Randy (Shirley) Girard of Durand, Peggy (Harvey) Goltz of Eau Claire, Jaye (Lisa) Girard of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Paul Girard of Mondovi and Elly Girard of Mondovi; a stepson, Don (Darlene) McRoberts of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Capion of Altoona, Betty (Gilbert) Bauer of Durand and DeVerna "Bucky" Logslett of Milwaukee; and a brother, George (Charolette) Girard of Mondovi. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances DeMarce Girard; his wife, Almeda Peterson; a grandson, Jeremy Goss; a stepson, Robert McRoberts; a brother, John Girard Jr.; and an infant sister, Mary Girard.
    Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at United Methodist Church in Durand. The Rev. Don Frank will officiate. Military rites will be presented by Durand American Legion Post 181. Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the church. Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 
    Social Security Number 392-16-8699 
    Died 3 May 2009  Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 8 May 2009  United Methodist Church, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I54887  Reid Family
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2013 

    Family Almeda Christina PETERSON,   b. 19 May 1925, Kellogg, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2002, Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1942  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 8 Apr 1983  Buffalo Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wisconsin Divorce Index, 1965-1984
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F36979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1924 - Waterville, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1942 - Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 8 Apr 1983 - Buffalo Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 2009 - Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 May 2009 - United Methodist Church, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).