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Michael LarkinMinnesota Valley National Bank, Michael Larkin.
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Eagan Fire HallEagan's new fire hall 1960s.
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Valley National Bank 1963Ground Breaking for Valley National Bank.
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Valley National Bank 1963Ground breaking for Valley National Bank.
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Valley National Bank 1963Work on the Valley National Bank.
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Martin DesLauriers 1963 photo
Eagan’s 1st Police Chief

Age 87 Beloved husband father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Martin was born on August 13, 1931 in St. Paul and passed away on July 13, 2019 from complications of a stroke. Martin came from a large family (7 sisters and 2 brothers) and grew up on the family farm in Eagan on Yankee Doodle Road, where he spent his childhood enjoying the freedom and fun of rural Eagan and helping on the farm. His grandparents originated from St. Antoine Sur Richlieu in Quebec. In 1951 he married the love of his life Marie (Weinzettel) DesLauriers and celebrated 67 years together before Marie passed away in March of 2018. They adopted 3 children together, their son Paul, and twin daughters Anne and Jayne. Martin was appointed Constable of Eagan Township in 1951, and in 1965 he became Eagan’s first Police Chief. He spent 32 years of his life serving a community that he loved so much and often spoke about how proud he was to serve. He knew everyone back in the day and was virtually a walking history book of Eagan. He was a great story teller and loved talking about the old days and getting together to reminisce with family, friends and those he worked with over the years. Martin loved his family and had a full life with them. Some of his favorite activities were going on horse rides, snowmobiling, dancing, playing cards, fishing and having cousins over for bonfires and cookouts down in the woods. After retiring from the Police Department, Martin and Marie spent their winters in Mesa, AZ golfing, socializing and enjoying the sunshine. He was a man of faith, integrity and giving to others. He leaves a legacy that we’re all proud of. Martin is survived by his son Paul of Osakis, MN, daughters Jayne of Boston, MA and Anne of Ely, MN; grandchildren Brian (Lindsay) DesLauriers, Amy (Jeff) Rivard, Jennifer (Owen Carlander) DesLauriers, and Kevin (Becky) DesLauriers; great grandchildren Eli, Noah and Micah DesLauriers, Lexi Ashlyn and Ava Rivard, Penny and Maddox DesLauriers; sisters Helen Gerten, Eileen Welsch, Alice DesLauriers and Kathleen Giguere; brother Louie DesLauriers. Mass of Christian Burial 11am Saturday July 20th at St. John Neumann Church (4030 Pilot Knob Rd @ Deerwood Dr. in Eagan) with a visitation beginning at the church at 9:30am. Interment St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Mendota, MN. KLECATSKY & SONS FUNERAL HOMES klecatskys.com 651-454-9488

Published on July 17, 2019
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Martin DesLauriers 1963 photoEagan's first chief of police.
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Valley National Bank ground breakingSeptember 1963 - Valley National Bank Ground Breaking.
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Valley National Bank ground breakingSeptember 1963 - Valley National Bank Ground Breaking.
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Valley National Bank ground breakingSeptember 1963 - Valley National Bank Ground Breaking.
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Valley National Bank ground breakingSeptember 1963 - Valley National Bank Ground Breaking.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Eagan 4th of July 1964Eagan's 4th of July parade 1964.
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Cedar Grove Elementary 1966Cedar Grove Elementary in 1966.
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Cedar Grove Elementary 1966Cedar Grove Elementary in 1966.
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Cedar Grove Elementary 1966Cedar Grove Elementary in 1966.
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Cedar Grove Elementary 1966Cedar Grove Elementary in 1966.
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Arthur RahnEagan pioneer from the Rahn family - Arthur 1970s.
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Art Sewald1970's Sewald's Jewelry, Cedarvale's owner Art.
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Brooks SuperetteThere was a Brooks Superette in Eagan on Cedar Avenue and Burnsville on County Road 5.
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Home JuiceNo date = promotional photo for Home Juice - orange juice - Eagan. This is Dean Chance, who did promotion for Home Juice. Home Juice Company was owned by Wayne Konga. He was a super fan and personal friend to Calvin Griffith, owner of the Twins.
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Home Juice and Dean ChanceMinnesota Twin Dean Chance advertises Home Juice products, Eagan.
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