Tourand, Eugene "Ted" Passed away on July 22, 2020 at the incredible age of 103. Ted was born in Langdon, ND on April 14, 1917 to Clement and Margaret. He mar ried his beloved Clarine in Oakland, CA on March 14, 1942; they were married for 74 love-filled years until her passing in 2016. Ted was extremely proud to be a veteran of World War II, as a Gunnery SGT in a B-24 bomber. He completed 30 missions over Germany, flying 4 missions in the ball turret. If you were lucky enough to hear his stories of England and his times during the war, you know they were always thoughtful, filled with his great sense of humor, attention to even the smallest detail and told with sensitivity and knowledge of all things geographical and historical. After the war, Ted and Clarine moved to South Minneapolis and raised their 5 children (Maureen, David, Joanne, Donna and Richard). Ted worked as a manager at Penny's Supermarket until his retirement in 1981. In retirement Ted enjoyed traveling with Clarine, hunting, fishing, reading, playing cards, growing vegetables in the garden, watching all MN sports, especially the Vikings, Lynx and Timberwolves, and many family gatherings. The love he showed for his family was unsurpassed and will be forever felt. Ted was an active member of the Catholic Church and found great purpose and comfort in the community of his parish. His smile, his great laugh, generous spirit, many stories, and knack for making the perfect pan of raw fried potatoes will be sorely missed! Ted is preceded in death by his wife, Clarine and daughter, Joanne. He is survived by his loving children, Maureen, David, Donna (Bruce) Peterson, Richard (Lori); 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral mass celebrating Ted's amazing life will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM with a 9:30 AM visitation prior to this service at St. Joseph's Parish Community, 8701 36th Ave. N (36th and Boone) in New Hope MN. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers and memorials, the family would prefer that you donate to your favorite charity. Washburn-McReavy.com Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643
Eugene 'Ted' Tourand
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