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Gilbert C. Tritabaugh Feb. 13, 1924 - Nov. 25, 2009

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PAYNESVILLE -- Gilbert Charles Tritabaugh, 85, of Paynesville died Wednesday at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at Paynesville Cemetery.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home of Paynesville.

He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Fairhaven to Jacob and Ruth (Schoeppler) Tritabaugh. He grew up in Fairhaven, where he attended school. He married Lois Shultz on May 11, 1946, in South Haven. In 1946, they moved to Paynesville. He drove a gas truck and worked for North Central Public Inc. for most of his career. In his later years, he drove for Cenex.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was active in the Paynesville Lions Club, Paynesville Historical Society and the development of the Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife; daughters: Diane Halstead of Oak Grove, and Doris (and Larry) Langford of Ruidoso, N.M.; two grandchildren; and sisters: Marie Rutherford of Waite Park, Roberta (and Bernard) Hinz of Fairhaven, and Janette (and Alfred) Hentges of St. Michael.

He was preceded in death by a sister and twin brother.

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