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 Brooks - Emmitt Morinville, 81, died Thursday, November 3, 2005 at his home in Brooks.
  Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 7, at St. Joseph’s Church, Brooks, with Father Tim Bushy presiding.  Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Brooks.
 Emmitt Mark  Morinville was born May 23, 1924 in Terrebonne  Township, the  son of William and Eva (Miller) Morinville. He was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. He grew up and attended rural school at Brooks.
  On September 24, 1945, Emmitt was united in marriage to Theresa Desautel in Brooks.  The couple purchased a farm in Poplar  River Township,  where they spent their entire lives. They enjoyed farming and raising  livestock along with their 11 children. In addition to the farm,  Emmitt worked at the Pete Laliberte Garage, Farmers Union Oil, Brooks Cheese Factory and Northern Paving. He served as a substitute rural postal  carrier from 1945 until becoming a regular carrier in 1984 and retired from  the postal service in 1988.  
  Emmitt enjoyed the  challenge of fixing anything that was broken.  The joy of his life were his  grandchildren. Emmitt was often found giving rides to his grandchildren on  his cub tractor and his four-wheeler.  He was lovingly known as the “Candyman” by his grandchildren for all the trips to town to  get treats.
  Emmitt is survived by wife, Theresa of Brooks; 11 children, Gary (Maureen) Morinville of Valley  Springs, S.D., Sharon Ristvedt of Fargo, N.D.,  Wanda (Gary) Rebischke of Buffalo,   Alden Morinville of Saudi  Arabia,  Phyllis (Bob) Melby of Oklee, Colleen (David) Christianson of Riverton, Wyo., Sylvia (John) Rogalla of Moorhead, Steven (Tammy) Morinville of Brooks,  Gail  (Pat) Pueringer of Richfield,  Scott  (Judy) Morinville of Brooks and Keith (Wendy) Morinville of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Rita McDonald and Arabelle Sullentrop; brothers,  Lawrence Morinville, and William Morinville, Jr.
  Emmitt was preceded  in death by two grandsons; parents; grandhis parents,  sisters, Verla Asselin and Donna Walker.