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James V. Barry

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BAXTER — James V. Barry, age 94, resident of Baxter, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. He was born on March 17, 1916, in Butler, S.D., to L.W. and Jean Barry.

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James attended the University of Minnesota, enlisted in the Navy and was married to LaVerne Marshall in Seattle on June 8, 1940. Following his career as a naval aviator, they moved to southern Minnesota and later to Brainerd where they have resided for the past 37 years.

Survivors include his son, James R. Barry; daughter, Linda Plonske; grandchildren, Jennifer Hendricksen (David), Scott Gumbusky, Anthony Gumbusky, Chad Barry and Dana Erickson (Gerald).

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne, in 2010.

Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with Deacon Roger Marks officiating.  Burial was in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.

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