Eugene Lester O'Brien, age 85, of Brainerd, formerly of Outing and Blaine, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. He was born on June 6, 1922, in Shovel Lake, Minn., to Melvin and Margaret (Beto) O'Brien.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald O'Brien, of Brainerd, and Steven O'Brien, of Backus; two daughters, Jeanne (Roscoe) Anderson, of Outing, and Christine (Kenneth) Murphy, of Brainerd; two brothers, Harold (Milea) O'Brien and Robert (Shirley) O'Brien, all of Outing; three sisters, Loretta Olds, of Grand Rapids, Mary Blanchard, of Cambridge, and Dorothy (Herb) Plfueger, of St. Joseph; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Viola; three brothers, Joseph, Charles and Daniel O'Brien, and one sister, Helen Holt.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Light of the Cross Church in Garrison. Burial will be at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily with full military honors by the Garrison VFW. Friends may call on Tuesday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
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