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Norman "Sonny" French, Jr.

Norman "Sonny" French, Jr., 85, Halstad, Minn., formerly of Shelly, Minn., died on Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Halstad Living Center.

Mr. French was born on May 7, 1926 in Lusk Chapel, Mo. to Norman Barrett and Anna Dean (Adkisson) French. Sonny lived most of his life in Missouri, a short time in Illinois and finally in Shelly. He was a proud WW II U.S. Navy veteran. He married Geneva Goyins in 1947.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his son, Norman W. (Taffi) French, Horace; two grandsons, Chris (Tressa) French, Isanti, Minn., Kyle (Traci) French, Portland, Ore., five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Alec, Alexis, Bridger and Lu Ella French; sister, Carmen Brazel; brother, Jack French, and special friend, Janice Thompson.

A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in the West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)