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Thomas “Frenchy” Aubut, Citrus Heights California, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away Thursday January 13, 2005 in California, aged 79.
Tom worked for Minnesota Power for 10 years then he and his brother Joe operated Frenchy's Service Station in downtown Duluth for many years.
A member of St. Johns Church, Tom served in the U. S. Navy Amphibious forces in World War II and was awarded three bronze stars for action at the Normandy, Southern France & Okinawa Invasions, also the Purple Heart, Cold War Medal and many battle ribbons.
He was preceded in death by his parents Delima Rose and John Clement Aubut, brothers Wilfred, John, Joseph Clement, and Emil, and sister Mary Jane Sykes He is survived by his wife of 56 years Donna Mae (Lindberg) Aubut of Citrus Heights CA, sisters Bernadette Waller and Ethel Beals of Duluth, Sons Sheldon (Patti) Houlton WI, and Mitchell (Diana) Birmingham AL and daughters Autumn Adele Aubut, Carlton MN and Nanette Aubut (David Husid), Citrus Heights CA, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave, Duluth MN (218) 624-5050 on Thursday February 3rd at 11:00 a. m. with Reverend Mr. Dennis Anderson officiating.
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