DULUTH — Rickie Joe Gallant Jr. passed away April 22, 2012, at his home in Duluth, Minn. He was 48 years old. Rickie was born and raised in St. Cloud, where he graduated high school but had many family and friends in the Brainerd area. He attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis where he received a degree in electronics. He worked in that industry in the Twin Cities but later followed his passion and opened his own store where he sold and traded collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds. Rickie was a kind and thoughtful young man that loved fishing and cared for animals of all kinds, especially his beloved cat, Cosmos. He is survived by his mother, Joan Lundberg and her husband, Dave, Staples; his stepmother, Nyla Gallant, Nevis; his brothers, Lauren, Nathan and Chris; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Rickie Gallant Sr., Nevis; and his grandparents, Stanley and Vera Gallant and Clarence and Mabel Voels, both of Brainerd. A memorial service will be held at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ed Morgan of the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd will be officiating. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd. www.nelson-doran.com