Gilbert Zupon, 92, of Pequot Lakes, went to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
He was born to George and Elizabeth Zupon on April 11, 1921, in St. Cloud. Gilbert was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Petersen on Sept. 13, 1963. They farmed in rural Pequot Lakes until the early 1980s. Gilbert was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Jenkins VFW and Pequot Lakes American Legion. He was a sweet, caring, loving man.
Gilbert is survived by his daughters, Carol Thurston (Mike), Patricia Blake, Linda Tima (Tony) and Debbie Martin (Roger); 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Cash and Dorothy Heino; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; grandson, Brian; great-grandson, Jaiden; brothers, Martin, Walter and Albert; and sisters, Irene Crimmins and Mary Warren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River.
Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.