Sidney Harvey Vincent was born November 25, 1942 to Glen and Charlotte Vincent in Fairmont, Minnesota at 7:20am. Sid's father died in WWII when he was an infant. Charlotte remarried, Leroy Finke of Welcome on October 19, 1946. He was raised in Welcome, MN with his brother Michael "Mick" Finke. He attended and graduated Welcome High School in 1960.
On November 23, 1960 he joined the United States Navy. He served on the USS Dixie at San Diego, California where he earned a Boilerman Petty Officer 2nd Class grade with a Rank of E5. He recieved a good conduct medal. Sid was proud to tell that he was the youngest E5 on the ship and that he saved the ship a couple of times. He loved his country and served it proudly. He was released from active duty and transfered to Naval Reserve on February 4, 1964. He was honorable discharged from the service on November 22, 1966.
Sidney married Marilyn Gazdik in June of 1964. They had a Son, Scott Vincent born on December 31, 1964. Sidney worked at Luger Boats in Bloomington, MN where he built his own boat.He worked at Rupp Industries in Bloomington. After leaving Rupp Industries, he was mostly self employed in Heating and Air. Sidney enjoyed going to his lake home in Alexander, MN for fishing, snowmobiling. He enjoyed hunting in Nothern Minnesota for over 30 seasons. In the late 70's they were divorced. Sid moved up to Alexander for awhile and later returned to Bloomington to become involved with the American Legion.
He was a lifetime member of the Bloomington American Legion Post #550. He held the offices of Post Adjutant, Post Commander and District Vice Commander and he served on the honor and color guard. He was also a member of the VFW Post 1296 of Bloomington, were he was a Cootie member.
In February 18,1993 he had a son Daniel Vincent born to him and Patty Stevens.
In Sid's later years, he resided with his companion Bonnie Basil where they enjoyed retirement with growing tomatoes and going to the casino and visiting family members. Sid also enjoyed working in the garage with all types of small engines.
Sidney died on September 04, 2013 at 12:25am at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota at the age of 70 years.
Preceded in death by both parents. Survived by his companion, Bonnie; Son, Scott (Rhonda) Vincent, Son, Daniel Vincent: Step Son, Rob Stevens (Dawn); 6 Grandchildren, Jackie, Kyle, Laura, Monica, Nicole and Keith. Brother, Michael Finke (Paula); 2 nephews, Brian and Aaron; 1 Niece, Gina and many other family members and friends.
Funeral Service Friday, September. 13 11am at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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