John Russell Spurrier
Spurrier John Russell, 61, of Norwood Ave., died Sun., Aug. 18, 2002 in his home. John was born in St. Paul, MN on Apr. 18, 1941 to Russell & Alice Matter Spurrier and had been a Duluth resident since 1974. John was a graduate of the Univ. of MN in 1964 and also received his MS Degree in Fisheries in 1973. He then served in the US Navy from 1964-1969 serving on an Ice Breaker in the Artic Circle. He was formerly employed as a manager with the DNR at the French River Fisheries retiring in 2001 after 27 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and especially loved fishing and hunting at his cabin on Comstock Lake. He is preceded in death by his mother; and wife, Mary Ann in 1997. John is survived by his father, Russell of St. Paul; son, Russell of Duluth; granddaughter, Lachelle; brothers, Joseph Spurrier of Rochester, NY, James Spurrier of Burnsville, MN, Jerry of Prior Lake, MN; and his fiance, Judy McCue of Superior, WI. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM with Wake Prayers at 6:30 PM Wed. in the Dougherty Funeral Home. Services will be 10 AM Thurs. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery.
Published on August 21, 2002
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