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John M. Thibault, 42

John M. Thibault lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 14, 2009 at 9:27 p.m. at Olmstead Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. at the age of 42.

John was born on Jan. 18, 1967 in Minneapolis, the youngest of five children born to Frank and May Thibault. John attended school in Ellsworth. He was very active in the Pentecostal church.

He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1987 and he served our country with great honor during Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1991. John recently returned to Rochester to reside with his sister.

John is survived by his sister Trish (Joe) Foss of Blue Earth, Minn., and her three children, Lisa (Alvin) Kenyon of Odessa, Texas, Jon (Laura) Bartz of Blue Earth and Jon's two daughters Liberty and Jenah, and Matthew Bartz of Blue Earth; sister Irene (Emilio) Reyes and her two daughters Rebecca and Jessica of Rochester; brother Frank Jr. (Kathy) of Ellsworth and their three children Aaron (Nelli) of River Falls, Travis(Cecilia) and daughter Ella of Ellsworth, Amber and her two children Abigail and Preston of Ellsworth; and brother James (Kim) of Charlotte, N.C. and daughter Kirsten.

John was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Gloria and his grandparents.

John's final resting place will be at Fort Snelling on Aug. 27, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.