Gary ComerGary G. Comer, 68, rural St. Michael, N.D.
Gary G. Comer, 68, rural St. Michael, N.D., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Comer was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Devils Lake, N.D., the son of Ernest and Irene (Baldwin) Comer. From the age of 5, he was raised by Ray and Fern Doyle at rural Tokio, N.D. At age 14 he began working in farming at neighboring farms. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He completed basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, and then was stationed in Germany. After his discharge, he returned to North Dakota where he worked on various farms. He married Ruth Short in 1964. They lived in York, N.D., and at Tokio. They later divorced. He married Juliene “Judy” Eagleman in 1977 in Minnewaukan, N.D. They lived near St. Michael. She died Sept. 3, 2006. He spent many hours riding and training horses. He enjoyed working with horses.
He is survived by two sons, Wayne (Katrina) Comer, St. Michael, and Christopher (Jennifer) Eagleman, Blaine, Minn.; three daughters, Karen Joshua, Glen Ullin, N.D., Rhonda Rieger, Mandan, N.D., and Cary (Jeff) McMahon, Niagara, N.D.; three sisters, Eileen Haakenson, New Rockford, N.D., Carol Winberg, Morrison, Colo., and Linda Simmons, Lansford, N.D.; two brothers, Jim Comer, Val Villa, Wash., and Alvin Paulson Jr., Devils Lake; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents and adoptive parents; and four brothers, brothers Myron, Everett, Larry and Dwight.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, with the Rev. Brian Moen officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, St. Michael. Military honors by VFW Post #6547, Fort Totten, N.D.
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