Age 89 of St. Paul on November 17, 2013 Dad was one of the best of a generation that has come to be known as the greatest. Dad grew up knowing the pain of the depression. As he came of age, he served as a front line soldier as a member of the 101st airborne during the second world war, earning three purple heart citations in the process. Returning home, he married the love of his life, graduated from St Thomas on the GI bill, followed up with law school and then spent a career as an attorney for the federal government. Dad was a gifted and natural story teller with a quick wit and well developed sense of humor, so all in his circle came to know of the various characters and stories that make up his life. He would make you laugh and cry in the same moment. We were never quite sure if there wasn't more enjoyment in the telling than the listening. Those stories will be missed. Dad is preceded in death by wife Arlene (1975) and infant son Michael and is survived by daughters Mary and Susan, sons Patrick, Timothy and Steve, in addition to many loving grand and great grand children. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Thursday at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel (Historic Fort Road, Fort Snelling). Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the chapel Thursday. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Breast Cancer Society in memory of his wife, Arlene.