February 3, 1957 – August 3, 2013
Obituaries » GUY R. SURPRENANT
SURPRENANT, GUY ROBERT “SOUP,” 56, of Minot, N.D., died August 3 in a Minot hospital. He was born on Feb. 3, 1957, a son of Dieudonne and Therese (Grondin) Surprenant in Barre. He grew up in Barre and attended Spaulding High School. He traveled to California for a short time, and then returned to Barre where he met his wife Maggie Bell in 1977. They were married in Barre on Dec. 6, 1980. He worked for Poulin Aluminum for six years. In 1984, he joined the United States Air Force. After basic training he was stationed at Shaw AFB in South Carolina. In 1989, he was given orders to Kunsan, Korea. He spent a year there and then returned to South Carolina. From South Carolina he was transferred to Loring AFB in Maine, where they remained for two years. In 1992, he was given orders to Minot AFB. He finished his career in Minot and retired in 2005. He and his boys loved the hunting and fishing so much in North Dakota that they decided to stay. After a brief retirement, Mr. Surprenant went to work for Capital RV Center in Minot. He leaves behind his wife, Margaret, of Minot; two sons, Guy Jr. and Denis, both of Minot; mother Therese Surprenant, Rutland; brothers, Normand Surprenant, Duxbury, Bernard Surprenant, South Burlington, Donald Surprenant, Castleton, Charles Surprenant, Barre,; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a niece.