AITKIN -- Victor J. Lemire, 78, Aitkin, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at the Veterans Hospital in St. Cloud after a long illness.
He was born March 5, 1922, to Henry and Flora (Gregoure) Lemire. He attended Hickory School and graduated from Aitkin High School. He served in the Army in the 4025th Signal Service Group. He received the Meritorious Unit Award, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He lived in Farm Island Township most of his life. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Aitkin American Legion Lee Post No. 86, the Aitkin VFW Robert-Glad Post No. 1727 and the Aitkin Moose Lodge No. 1060.
Survivors include his special friend, Geraldine Zwirn; five daughters, Barbara Lemire-Higley, Spring Park Lake, Tonia Grazzini, Tucson, Ariz., Celeste Lemire, Toronto, Canada, Paula Lemire, San Diego, and Leanne Lemire, Lauderdale, Minn.; three sons, Jerald Lemire, Minneapolis, John Lemire, Minneapolis, and Greg Lemire, Aitkin; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Corrine Harte, Kansas City, Mo., and Dorothy Schuman, Prior Lake.
Two sisters, Veronica Grahn and Sister Celestine Lemire, and two brothers, Vernon Lemire and Daniel Lemire, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sorenson-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Father Patrick J. Coyle officiating. Military services will be conducted by the Aitkin Veterans Posts.
Friends may call an hour before services Tuesday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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