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Ricky "PooBear" Gagnon

July 3, 1957 — February 12, 2023

Marshall

A memorial service for Ricky “Poobear” Jo Gagnon, 65, of Marshall, will be held on Saturday February 18, 2023 at Holy Redeemer Church beginning at 1:00p.m. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Green Valley Cemetery following the memorial service. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at www.holy-redeemer.com.

 

A celebration of Poobear’s life will be held at Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall on Saturday February 18th, 2023 following the services at the cemetery. 

 

Ricky “Poobear” Jo Gagnon was born on July 3, 1957 in Marshall, MN to Emmett and Olivene (Maronde) Gagnon. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1975. After graduation he entered into the Marine Corps serving overseas in the Iranian conflict. After serving his country in the Marine Corps Poobear moved back to Marshall and worked as a chef at the Wooden Nickel and the Chalet. While working at the Chalet he met the love of his life Cathy Doom. The couple was married on July 25, 1987 at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall.  Ricky later worked for SMSU until his retirement.

 

Ricky had many passions in life. He enjoyed taking camping trips with Cathy, target shooting, playing softball, and riding his Harley. He was a proud member of the Brotherhood Motorcycle Club whose riders shared a common vision of unity, service, and respect for one another. He was also proud of the time he spent in the Marine Corps, which led him to become involved with the VFW. He was an active member of the VFW working his way up to the rank of Commander.  Ricky loved to cook; one of his favorite dishes was “Indian Fried Bread.”  Poobear had a heart of gold and had a special place in his heart for his beloved Cathy and his nieces and nephews. 

 

Ricky “Poobear” Jo Gagnon died unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, February 12, 2023.

 

Poobear is survived by his wife Catherine Gagnon, sister Kim Gagnon, niece Brittany (Jeremy) Luckhardt, nephew Brandon Buysse, as well as many more nieces’ nephews and extended relatives. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Emmett and Olivene Gagnon, grandparents Harold and Evelyn Maronde, George and Theresa Gagnon. 

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, February 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

503 W. Lyon St., MARSHALL, MN

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

503 W. Lyon St., MARSHALL, MN

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Interment

Saturday, February 18, 2023

2:15 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery

Green Valley, MN

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 18, 2023

2:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

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