Oscar Louis Provost

Oscar Louis Provost

Birth
Trout Creek, Ontonagon County, Michigan, USA
Death 13 May 1988 (aged 91)
Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
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Oscar Provost was the son of Francis Xavier Provost and Mary Trottier Provost. On January 7, 1922, he married Olga Marie Anderson. Their children were Francis Albert, Kathryn Mary, Lois Lorraine, James Eugene, Donald Oscar, Verona Jean, Charles Oliver, Carol Ann and Marie Theresa. Olga died in 1968. On March 23, 1970, he married Lavina Mae Lawhead. During WWI he served with 21st Company of 20th Engineers.

Obituary: Crosby Courier

Former Mayor, Commissioner dies in Crosby

Oscar L. Provost, 91, former Crow Wing County Commissioner, Crosby mayor, councilman and fire chief, died at Cuyuna Range Nursing Home on Friday, May 13, 1988. Born at Trout Creek, MI, on Jan. 8, 1897, he had been a Cuyuna Range resident since 1926.
A World War I vetran, Mr. Provost was a member of Clarence A. Nelson American Legion Post of Crosby and the VFW of Brainerd. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Crosby and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a former owner of the C-I Ice and Wood Company.
Survivors include four sons, Francis of Bay Lake, James of Northfield, IL, Donald of Lacy, WA, and Charles of Crosby; five daughters, Kathryn Johnson of Ironton, Lois (Mrs. William) Fort of Chisholm, Verona (Mrs. Alex) Schroeder of Balsam Lake, WI, Carol (Mrs. Ray) Dionne of New Hope, Terri (Mrs. George) Williams of Remer. Other survivors include one brother, Euclid Provost of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Caroline Hasse and Lillian Steuve, both of Tucson; 34 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Provost was preceded in death by his first wife, Olga, in 1968; his second wife, Lavina, in 1972; two brothers and three sisters.
Mass of Christion Burial was held Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Crosby, Fr. George Zeck officiating.
Internment was in Lakewood Cemetery, Crosby, with military rites by Myrin-James American Legion Post of Ironton.
Arrangements were by Koop Funeral Home, Crosby.



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