NISSWA -- Anthony "Tony" Jelacie, 43, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 29, 1957, in Brainerd to Louis and Pauline (Grabenhorst) Jelacie. After graduating from Brainerd High School, he joined the St. Paul Vulcans and set many records in the Junior "A" Division. He is in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth for scoring the fastest two goals for the team, while being two men short.
He attended Michigan State University, then played hockey at the University of Minnesota and then later for the St. Paul Parkers, who won numerous national senior A championships. He was a member of the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association and this past summer he worked with young people at Minnesota Hockey Camps.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Mike, Billings, Mont., and Tom, Brainerd; and two sisters, Dee Jelacie Sylvers, Minneapolis, and Jody Frazer, Brainerd.
Mass of Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at Nelson-Doran funeral Home.
Memorials are preferred to the family for the establishment of a Tony Jelacie youth hockey scholarship.
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