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John E. Erspamer, Sr., 74

John E.

Erspamer, Sr., 74

Died Aug. 2, 2014

John E. "Papa Ersh" Erspamer, Sr., 74, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Eveleth, Minn., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, with a memorial Mass at 6:30 p.m. Private family interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred; donations will be given to John's favorite charities.