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Jerrald Walter Setterquist

Jerrald Walter Setterquist

Jerrald was born December 2, 1930 in Duluth, MN to Walter and Leatrice (Harder) Setterquist. He was co-owner with his father in the Public Market Grocery Store where he was known for his Scandinavian specialties like Silta and Potato Sausage. Jerry was passionate about service to his country. He was a member of the Army National Guard for over 40 years and retired as a Major. He was active in his community. Jerry played on a fast pitch softball team, belonged to a cribbage league, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Cloquet. After retiring from the Public Market, Jerry worked for another grocery store and sold real estate. Never one to be idle, Jerry then worked for the Black Bear Golf Course, where he incorporated his passion for cooking. Jerry was a proud member of the Fond du Lac Reservation and was an active member of the FDL Elders group. He especially enjoyed his volunteer experience reading to the FDL preschool children.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children, Terry (Janette) Setterquist, Sharm Setterquist, Suzan (Donald) Gonzales, Tracy (David) Strand, Bo Setterquist, Ahnna (James) Dudley and Jolene Setterquist; two brothers, Tim (Kathy) Setterquist and Buff Setterquist; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. memorial service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Military Honors will be presented by Cloquet Combined Honor Guard and the Fond du Lac Reservation Honor Guard. Inurnment will be in the Sawyer Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at