Dad was born in Belcourt, North Dakota, on August 7, 1922.
He passed away on August 12, 2012 in Spokane, WA.
Dad was a devoted Catholic who loved and served the Lord daily.
Dad was in the Marine Corp and served in WW II in two major campaigns; Palau and Okinawa.
His favorite saying was “ONCE A MARINE…
ALWAYS A MARINE!”
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane, and he leaves behind his sister, Ruth Solomon, and four children; two boys; Ted and Mickey (Nancy) Belgarde and two daughters; Toni (Ed) Mitchell and Dani Teal.
He will also be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will held at the Convent of Holy Names on Saturday, August 18th at 4:00 pm.
Interment will be held at 11:15 am on Monday, August 20th, at the Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery, 21702 W Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA.
Memorial contributions may be made Amicus Credit Union, 6103 N Astor, Spokane, WA, (509)483-3221 c/o Ted Belgarde.
Please visit Ted’s online memorial at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence.