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Gaylon V. Ayotte

Gaylon V. Ayotte

Dec. 28, 1930 - Feb. 11, 2009

NORTHFIELD -- Gaylon Virgil Ayotte, 78, of Northfield, died Feb. 11.

Services were held at Emmaus Baptist Church in Northfield.

He was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Pitt to Frank and Florence (Wagoner) Ayotte. He grew up in Willmar.

He married Marlys Suzanna Wickstrand on June 14, 1951. They lived in California, Willmar and Olivia before moving in 1958 to Northfield where he worked for Bob's Shoe Store. He joined the Northfield Police Department in December 1966 and served for 20 years, retiring in 1986.

He was active in the Jaycees and the early Jesse James Days activities.

He is survived by his wife; children: Danny (and Lea Ann) Ayotte of Northfield, Lynette (and Gary) Polzin of Northfield, Renae (and Daryl) Jacobson of Waconia, Cheryl (and Keith) Johnson of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mavis Nelson of Willmar and Elaine (and Doc) Watson of Willmar.

He was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother.