Guy Surprenant

Guy “Soup” Surprenant, 56, Minot, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in a Minot hospital.

Guy Robert Surprenant was born on Feb. 3, 1957, a son of Dieudonne and Therese (Grondin) Surprenant, in Barre, Vt. He grew up in Barre and attended Spaulding High School.

Guy traveled to California for a short time, and then returned to Barre, where he met his wife, Maggie Bell, in 1977. They were married in Barre on Dec. 6, 1980. Guy worked for Poulin Aluminum for six years. Guy and Maggie had a son, Guy Jr., in 1978.

In 1984 Guy joined the Air Force. After basic training Guy was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where a second son, Denis, was born in 1986. In 1989 Guy was given orders to Kunsan, Korea. Guy spent a year there and then returned to South Carolina. From South Carolina he was transferred to Loring Air Force Base in Maine, where they remained for two years. In 1992 Guy was given orders to Minot AFB. Guy finished his career in Minot and retired in 2005.

Guy and his boys loved the hunting and fishing so much in North Dakota that they decided to stay. After a brief retirement, Guy went to work for Capital RV Center in Minot.

Guy leaves behind: his wife, Margaret, Minot; two sons, Guy Jr. and Denis, both of Minot; mother, Therese Surprenant, Rutland, Vt.; brothers, Normand (Kristen) Surprenant, Duxbury,Vt., Bernard (Cheryl) Surprenant, South Burlington, Vt., Donald Surprenant, Castleton, Vt., Charles Surprenant, Barre, Vt., along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Guy was preceded in death by his father, Diudonne; and a niece, Alexis.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest register on Monday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorial service: Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.

Burial: A private committal will take place at a later date.

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