December 3, 1946 ~ August 19, 2012
Gerald W. Rheault, 65, Horace passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his home from cancer surrounded by his loving family.
Gerald was born December 3, 1946 in Fargo, North Dakota to Wilfred and Lillian (Cossette) Rheault. He grew up in Horace, graduating from St. Joseph’s High School in 1964. After graduating, he attended Interstate Business College for a year when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Upon discharge, he returned to Horace and completed his accounting degree.
On August 1, 1970, he married Paulette “Paully” Wise at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Horace. To this union, three sons were born and the family made their home in Fargo.
Gerald worked for 35 years at the Fargo Post Office, retiring November 30, 2007.
Gerald loved to play horseshoes. He won multiple state and local horseshoe tournaments and was an honored member of the Wild Rice Horseshoe League. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed driving around on his Kobota tractor. He always kept busy, helping on various home improvement projects. Together Gerald and Paully had a lake place on Prairie Lake in MN for 20 years.
One of his passions was spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Paulette; children, Jamie (Jennifer) Rheault, Moorhead, MN; Jesse (Lyndsay) Rheault, Fargo, ND; Joey (Megan) Rheault, St. Paul, MN; grandchildren, Alexis, Fargo, ND and Isaac, Moorhead, MN; two brothers, Maurice (Joyce) Rheault, Fargo, ND, and Clarence Rheault, Fargo, ND; and three sisters, Rachel Sauvageau, Caldwell, ID, Rosemarie (Arcade) Duval, Fargo, ND, Joanne (Les) Johnson, Everett, WA, and sister-in-law, Leonie Rheault, Horace, ND, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond.