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Minnesota state Sen. Jerry Relph dies from COVID-19

Minnesota state Sen. Jerry Relph dies from COVID-19
A Minnesota lawmaker and Marine Corps. veteran who served in the Vietnam War has died from coronavirus, his family confirmed this weekend. State Sen. Jerry Relph, 76, was serving his first term in the Legislature after being elected in 2016 to represent the 14th district, which includes St. Cloud.

Jerry Relph, 76, was serving his first term in the Legislature after being elected in 2016 to represent the 14th district, which includes St.“I’m heartbroken to share that my husband, Jerry Relph, has passed away and entered his heavenly home,” Pegi Broker-Relph said.Jerry Relph has died of complications related to COVID-19.” “Senator Jerry Relph was a true friend and colleague loved by so many,” Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka wrote on Twitter.

Relph, who had just lost his reelection bid, was “a dedicated public servant” who also ran a small business, worked as an attorney and served in the Vietnam War, his wife said in a statement Friday night.“As a Vietnam veteran, small business owner, and State Senator, Jerry lived his entire life in service to his community.

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