In Loving Memory…
1/1/1944 – 8/4/2015
Brian Juaire passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at the Wellstead of Rogers. He was 71.
He is survived by former wife Patricia Juaire, sons Noel Juaire and Marc Juaire and grandchildren Kelsey, Alex, Grant, Grace and Luke.
Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.
Brian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on January 1, 1944 to Ida (Latvala) and Leon Juaire. He had 12 siblings–5 brothers: Dean Juaire [d], Dennis Juaire [d], John (Bernie) Juaire [d], Terrence Juaire, Barry Juaire and 7 sisters: Carol Kline, Judy Helsper [d], Adrienne (Midge) Beck, Rochelle (Chellie) Heidenreich, Renee Juaire, Lynn Wiese, and Celeste Cullivan.
He graduated from St. Agnes High School in St.Paul, Minnesota and attended Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois. Although he didn’t finish college, he was a lifetime learner and an ardent student of topics that he found fascinating: Science, Native American culture, building design and architecture.
Brian served his country during the Vietnam War as part of the “Lifeline to the Frontline” USAREUR Communications Zone (ComZ) in the Loire valley, France from 1964-1967.
Brian was married to Patricia Juaire from June 24, 1967 to April 2006.
Brian worked as a comptroller, accountant, cost manager and sales representative for various companies in the healthcare and residential remodeling sectors.
He enjoyed participating in woodworking, camping, leather work and tinkering. Brian loved music, especially big band and jazz. He played trombone and was often heard playing dixie, blues and Tommy Dorsey numbers.
Brian loved the outdoors and nature. He was entranced by the grandeur of mountains and the power of the ocean.
Brian put his children first and was always supportive of their growth, interests and pursuits. He volunteered as a coach and a band booster for Noel and Marc when they were in marching band. He was also a proud adult member of the Boy Scouts of America for many years, serving as Assistant Scoutmaster, a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and participated in many outings with the scouts. Brian was a patient teacher, mentor and leader. Brian was generous and caring–especially being supportive to Pat’s special needs cousin Richard Snyder.
Brian had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was a master of corny jokes, witty retorts and puns.
Brian lives in the hearts of all those that knew and loved him. He leaves a legacy through his example of embracing life, having a sense of humor, unconditional love, cherishing friendship, treating people with gentleness, kindness and respect, simply caring and being generous.
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