Jan. 29, 1922-July 28, 2013
GHENT – Mass of Christian Burial for George August DeSutter, 91, of Ghent, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m today at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Full military honors by Ghent American Legion Post 564 and burial will take place at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent.
George died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Minneota Manor Health Care Center.
George August DeSutter was born Jan. 29, 1922, to Peter and Pauline (Strubbe) DeSutter in Grandview Township. George graduated from St. Eloi Catholic School and served in the United States Navy during WWII. George was a lifetime member of the Ghent American Legion Post 564. He was clerk for Grandview Township for 30 years and also served on MGT Co-op board for 12 years. George was united in marriage to Lucille Hamerlinck Sept. 23, 1947; this union was blessed with eight children. After his military service, he returned to operate the family farm which has been in the family for 110 years. George’s sense of humor was appreciated by all, often driven by his extremely detailed story telling. He was devoted to his faith and to the St. Eloi Catholic Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. He participated in and enjoyed sporting events of all kinds, including rolle bolle and baseball. He was an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and he loved watching his grandchildren play a variety of sports. He also thoroughly enjoyed many fishing trips to Northern Minnesota.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lucille; children Tom (and Ginny) of Duluth, Mike (and Bonnie) of Ghent, Vinny (and Cyndy) of Litchfield, Donna (and Larry) Lawrence of Coupeville, Wash., Cindy (and Tom) Welsh of Ghent, Lisa (and Rich) Inman of North Mankato, Traci (and Marty) Seifert of Marshall and Trina (and Mike) Danay of North Mankato; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Janssen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pauline DeSutter; brother, Charles; sisters, Margaret DeSmet and Elsie Sarazyn.