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Published June 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

John M. Blanchard

John H. Blanchard, 84, Fargo, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Villa Maria.

John was born January 17, 1929 in Grand Forks, ND to John and Delores Blanchard. He grew up in Grand Forks. John graduated from St. James High School in 1946. He enlisted in the Navy where he served from 1946-1948. After he was honorably discharged he moved to Fargo where he attended NDSU. John married Ione Mickelson on April 7, 1951 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. In 1952 he began working for Sweeney Brothers Tractor Company as a parts manager. He retired in 1995.

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