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PHILIP J. DULAC

Philip J. DuLac, age 93, of Faribault, died suddenly on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault with Ida Pitan, pastoral minister of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Faribault with military rites provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Association.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Philip was born in St. Lucas Deaconess Hospital, Faribault on February 6, 1920. His parents were Burt and Rose (Brown) Dulac and he was the youngest of five sons. He grew up on the family farm near Twin Lakes, rural Faribault. As a young man he worked for many of the farmers in the township area and later he was in the Civilian Conservation Corps near Zumbrota. He married Ruth Hallet in 1942 and she preceded him in death in 1999. Philip served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany during W. W. II. He was formerly employed by Boyer Silo Company, the Faribault Foundry, P & W Construction Company, and McQuay’s. He was later employed by the City of Faribault for 12 years at the city compost site and was known and well liked by all those whom he helped at the site. Ruth and Philip liked to square dance and later enjoyed traveling and listening to music provided by the Blue Banners.

He is survived by six children, Patricia, Philip (and Judy), Linda Stowe, Michael, Mark (and Michelle) and Dominic; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; four brothers, Earl, Frances, Robert and infant Leo DuLac; and one son in law, Richard Stowe.


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Name: MARY ANNE SMITH
Email: masmith521@charter.net
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013

Memories

PHIL, JUDY AND FAMILY, WAS SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER PASSING AWAY, I PLANNED ON BEING THERE FOR THE FUNERAL, THEN TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT IT. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS AT THIS TIME. AND I DO HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON, STEVE SAID YOU ARE HERE FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS. GOD'S BLESSINGS AND PEACE TO YOU. LOVE, MARY ANNE

Name: Jessalyn Frank
Email: jessalyn@Jessalynfrank.com
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013

Memories

Phil was one of the most inviting people I have ever met. I always felt at home in his company, as he shared amazing stories. I enjoyed hearing stories of his home made wine( I did taste it too) and also the tasting of the Rhubarb from his garden. His love for all his "children" was awesome to see as he would embrace them with hugs or hold the new ones coming into the family. Most of all I loved the JOKES he would tell at random times. My condolences to the family as I know he was a great part of your life and he will be truly missed. I believe he is already planting new things in heaven, and sharing his much talked about wine with the love of his life.

Name: Aili Yciano
Email: aili_7@Yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

Shortly after moving into our house a few years ago Grandma Linda and Phil brought over 3 rhubarb plants from his garden to put in my garden. He didn't hesitate to grab a shovel so we could plant them right away. 2 of the plant have flourished and I think of Phil every year when I harvest my rhubarb. He was a very special man.

Name: Laurie
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

I remember how much Grandpa loved to garden. Even though he lived in town, he managed to have a huge garden with many different varieties of vegetables. If I stopped by to see him on a nice summer day you can bet he was in the garden, and the best part, he would share. I love you Grandpa!

Name: Paula Stowe
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

Phil always had a twinkle in his eye. He was so warm and friendly and someone who you could sit with and have a nice chat. He loved his family dearly and he wasn't afraid to show it.

Name: Rigo Tapia ( Diana Tapia's husband)
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

Grandpa had some of the best stories ever, I enjoyed all of them. Just to think he was born in 1920, living through WWII. We used to talk about his life and how he grew up. He had great memories to share, he was a great man. I have a video of my son who was 4 at the time, show Phil how he could whistle, who than gave a little sample of his own. The coolest video ever. God blessed me by knowing him, may he rest in peace. You will always be in our prayers.

Name: Renee
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

I remember Grandpa always being willing to share with you; whether he was offering you a piece of double mint gum, a taste of his Copenhagen (for the record it was disgusting), or a glass of Grandma's potent wine. (Yes, this all happened before I was "of age"). :) He also was always willing to let us kids ride his big, brown bike with the basket on the front (that one of us would ride in). You were a wonderful grandpa! You will be greatly missed. Love, Renee

Name: Bruce & Kim Stowe
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

As others have noted, Phil was one of the nicest men I have ever known. It was always nice to see Phil at family gatherings and we always had good conversations. He was very fond of his family and made an excellent role model. We are very sorry for your loss and have his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ann Barrett
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Date: Friday May 03, 2013

Memories

I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. What a sweet, tender man he was. Just a few minutes in his presence and you could tell that Phil had such a warm and caring spirit. As a beginnining gardener, still fumbling her way through the dirt, I wish I could have racked Phil's brain a little more about his secrets to a bountiful garden. :) I will always remember the delicious rhubarb-blueberry jam that he and Linda would make each year from his rhubarb patch! My condolences to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Phil, I hope you and your sweetie are enjoying a polka dance together once again! :) Ann Barrett

Name: Bonnie Stowe
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Date: Thursday May 02, 2013

Memories

Phil was one of the sweetest, kindest men I know. He was always good for a little tease or a story, and he was always fun to talk to. I also remember dancing with Phil at one of the many wedding dances in our family, he was such a smooth dancer! I was glad he had the chance to come to the deer cabin with Linda one fall. We had a great time and I think he really enjoyed it, I know we had fun having him! Such a great man...he will be missed!

Name: Diane Stowe Lyman
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Date: Thursday May 02, 2013

Memories

I have always enjoyed how Phil could have a conversation with any one of us at family gatherings. His love for his grandchildren was quite apparent. I admire his strength and ability to live independently even with his vision challenge! What a strong but gentle spirit:-)

Name: Evelyn and Dave Brabec
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Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013

Memories

I loved reading your touching description of your grandpa, Diana. Phil was one of the kindest souls we've ever known. His avid interest in gardening resulted in his always asking about our garden when we lived in Little Falls. It was always fun to talk "farming." We admired his independence and his dedication to his family. It was always a treat to see him at Stowe family festivals and he will be greatly missed. I can envision him out on the square dance floor of heaven, doing an "allemande left" with your grandma! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire DuLac family. Ev and Dave

Name: Diana Tapia (Grandaughter)
Email: dtapia99@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013

Memories

I have many Memories with Grandpa, I could write a book about him...He was one of a kind! A simlple man with a wonderful sense of humor who loved life. He had an AMAZING memory with many stories to tell. I vividly remember my childhood summers and spending time after school. Boy, If we kids got out of line, all he had to do was wave his yardstick! Grandpa loved being outdoors, gardening, sitting in the shade, being in the garage or helping Grandma make her famous Chocolate cake. I remember sitting at his kitchen table (eating cake) and him teasing me about being in the "turd" grade. (3rd grade) I remember his "brown bike with the basket" that he rode to and from work with his lunch pail and Thermos perched in the basket. After work he would attach a wagon to the bike and let us kids pull eachother around. That was the best! Grandpa let us be kids and have fun. I remember Grandpa always guiding Grandma on how to back out of the driveway, telling her to "crank it to the left!" or right. He ALWAYS had a stick of "double mint gum" or chocolate when we came to visit. I will miss him always but, I'm blessed that my children were able to know their "Great Grandpa" and were able to have a relationship so they can remember him, too. I only had one "Grandpa" and he was and will always be #1 to me!