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Blaine E. Gaare

January 23, 1928 - July 1, 2021

Blaine was born January 23, 1928 in Mabel to Emil and Blanche (Lee) Gaare.  He attended Mabel Schools.  He was a farm worker before entering military service for a short time at the end of World War II.  He would later re-enter the Air Force in September, 1950 and was stationed in the Philippines as a radio operator during the Korean Conflict.  After his discharge he returned to Mabel where he worked for Curt Wennes Trucking and later the North Star Gas Station.  On January 23, 1961 he married Helen Rouster in New Albin, Iowa. 

As a young man Blaine enjoyed riding horses, and later watching baseball, listening to Big Band music, socializing over a cup of coffee, and going for drives. 

Blaine passed away Thursday, July 1st at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the age of 93.

Blaine is survived by his wife Helen of Mabel; step-son Michael Rouster of Winona; children Angela Gaare of Minneapolis, Dennis Gaare of Huntsville, Alabama, Cynthia Gaare of Chaska, Minnesota, Deanna Gaare of Preston, Minnesota, and Jackie   Gaare of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and a son-in-law Wes Brynsaas.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Roger Gaare; a sister Barbara Spalding; and a step-daughter Susan Brynsaas.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Tuesday, July 6, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel.  Visitation will be on hour prior to services at the church.  Burial with military honors will be in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.  

Memorials are preferred to the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery or the Mabel Ambulance. 

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