Charles L. Bedore, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
He was born Sept. 6, 1908, in Lake Edward Township to Louie and Lillian (Hall) Bedore. He married Jollie James on May 3, 1928, in Duluth. During his teen-age years, he worked as a lumberjack in northern Minnesota. During World War II, he worked for the federal government in the construction of military bases. After the war, he traveled throughout the United States to coordinate and supervise the construction of B52 hangars for the Strategic Air Command of the Air Force. Following his federal government service, he worked for the state of Minnesota as head of construction and maintenance for the state mental and correctional facilities. After his retirement, he moved back to the Lake Edward area where he did private contracting.
Survivors include a son, James Bedore, Outing.
His wife, Jollie; an infant son; a sister, Annie Hall; and a brother, Earl Bedore, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village Chapel in Brainerd with the Rev. John Reed officiating. Burial will be in Lake Edward Cemetery in Lake Edward Township.
Friends may call an hour before services Friday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village Chapel in Brainerd.
Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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