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Gailon C. Roen, 69

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Gailon C. Roen, 69, of Hastings, Minn., died Dec. 21, 2009.

Gailon was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Alvin and Myrtle Roen (Holmstrom).

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He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy for 3 years and worked in the field of healthcare for 37 years. Gailon retired from Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota in 2004.

Gailon is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy (Larson); sons, Todd (wife Christi) and Nathan (wife Rebecca); daughter Jill; grandsons, Max and Sam; and brother, Arvid (wife Norma). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Gailon was preceded in death by daughter, Brenda; his brother, Gordon; and sister, Gloria Roux.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8, 2010, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, Minn., 952-924-4100. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 9, at Summit Church, 845 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 651-228-0811, with visitation at 10 a.m.

Memorials to the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation, www.reininsarcoma.org, or Rivertown Church, www.rtchurch.net.

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