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Patrick William O’Gara

Posted September 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Patrick William O’Gara left this earth on Sept. 23, 2014, to become our angel in heaven.

Patrick was born April 28, 1953, to Francis and Mary O’Gara in Wilton. Patrick graduated from Royall High School in 1971. He moved to Minneapolis, where he received an associate’s degree in commercial art from Minneapolis Area Technical College. He moved to Houston, Texas, where he spent the majority of his life before his return to Minneapolis in 2010.

He was very passionate about his art. His was a gifted painter; he could literally make a canvas come alive. His charcoal drawings were bold, daring and dramatic. Patrick had a good eye that showed in the impressive photos he took. He managed several frame stores in Houston, and

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    Jane was born in Norwalk to Ashley and Julia (Berendes) Coldren on April 23, 1930. The first of 11 children, Jane, at the age of 21, became mother as well as beloved sister to her siblings upon the untimely death of their mother at the age of 43. Their

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     She was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Kendall to the late Elmer and Irene (Sutcliffe) Walters. She graduated from Kendall High School in 1939. As a young lady, she worked in the surrounding areas and then moved to Madison and worked as a sales lady.

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    Chalmer Jackson “Jack” Daines

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