Maurice Nicholas Huard (May 1, 1925 – February 16, 2013)

August 8th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Maurice Huard and John Hardy - Bermuda

John Hardy and Maurice Huard - Bermuda

Steve Chesnik and Maurice Huard

Maurice was known as “The Whistler” and “Tangerine”, since he didn’t know what a Tangerine was.

Maurice Huard

Maurice Huard

Maurice Huard’s obituary was published by Bell Brothers Funeral Home in Duluth, Minnesota:

Maurice Nicholas Huard, 87, of Proctor died at home Saturday, February 16, 2013.

He was born to Joseph and Leontine (Moquin) Huard in Cloquet, MN. Maurice was united in marriage to Darlene Locke September 11, 1948, 64 years ago.

Maurice was a proud Navy Veteran and served in WWII. He was a railroad electrician for DM&IR, retiring in 1985. Maurice was very active in his church, St. Rose Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Legion of Mary and a Knight of Columbus. The three most important things in his life were his Lord, his family, and his country.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Paul, Michael, and Stephen; eight brothers; and two sisters.

Maurice is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Bill (Vickie) Huard, Daniel (Lorna) Huard, Mary (Chris) Pavlovich, Nancy (Patrick) Roberts, Julie (Chris) Hussey; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, Proctor. Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave. W with Rosary at 6 p.m. Interment at New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet.

Per Maurice’s request, no flowers please.

To leave a memory of Maurice or words of support please visit our website at

Maurice Huard Grave Marker

Maurice Huard Grave Marker

Many thanks to Linda Crumpton for submitting the above photo to Find A Grave.

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  1. connie huard
    June 6th, 2011 at 21:18 | #1

    Never knew about the tangerine story.

  2. June 13th, 2011 at 11:35 | #2

    @connie huard This was a story that Daniel sent to me after visiting with Maurice last year. He was such a great help in starting the LCI(L)-11 Crew list. Thanks for visiting the site, Connie!

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