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Daniel Gervais

October 23, 1931 — June 8, 2019

Daniel Gervais, age 87 of Cottage Grove Passed away June 8, 2019.

Funeral will be 11 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S. Cottage Grove with visitation starting at 9 am until the time of service.  Interment will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Daniel was born October 23, 1931 to Norman and Fern Gervais.  He was born in St. Paul and grew up in Little Canada.  In his younger years he served as an altar boy and worked at Dixie Cream Doughnut in St. Paul.  He met the love of his life, Maryann Lavelle and they were married on May 2, 1951.  Daniel proudly served his country with the US Marine Corp during the Korean War and upon his discharge he returned to Minnesota where he worked for the City of St. Paul and operated Dan’s Trash Removal for a few years.  He and Maryann had 7 children and kept busy with their activities as they grew up.  Through the years, Dan worked for Gustafson Oil Company, Spancrete and St. Joseph’s Catholic School.  He was an avid fan of the MN Twins and MN Wild.  Dan enjoyed doing things with his hands including woodworking, working on the car and staying close to his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Preceded by sons Daniel and Gary as well as numerous brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years Maryann; children Ron (Donna), Diana Gervais, Bonnie (Dan) Kelsey, Teresa (Alan) Howe and Glenn (Deb); grandchildren Rebecca, Chad, Trevor, Shelley, Erin, Dusty, Tony, Dana, Ryan, Troy, Craig, Seth, Tanner and Shianna; 24 great-grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home & Cremation Service

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Selby Avenue and Hastings Avenue

, Saint Paul Park, MN 55071

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