In Memory - Earl Chase
1924 - 2007
Earl Howard Chase passed away Sunday, November 25, 2007 of Lung Cancer. Born November 14, 1924 in Roosevelt, MN to Howard and Ruth (Johnson) Chase, Earl grew up near Lake of the Woods, working on his fatherís farm and others. He kept up with his studies, even being sent to the Twin Cities to represent the county in a spelling bee. Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and served two and half years on an LST in the South Pacific during WWII.

Earl is known by many as the one who was serving the drinks. Starting as a bar boy at the Nicollet Hotel in the early 50s, he worked as a bartender or bar manager for the rest of his career, next at the Boulevard, finally settling in at the Richfield Legion, Post 435, in 1967. Despite retiring once in 1986, he continued working there until September 2007, working as a doorman for the last several years.

Earl was known for "making good time" when traveling.

He is survived by his children, Mary and Bob, his sister, Bess (Lorence), daughter-in-law, Steph (Julich) Chase, and many adoring nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, November 29 at:
Saint John Neumann Catholic Church
4030 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55122

This is the text of one of the eulogies read at his funeral.

Internment ceremony was held November 30 at:
Fort Snelling Cemetery, Assembly Area 1
Full Military Honors were presented by VFW Post 1296, Bloomington