St. Cloud grocery store mogul Dan Coborn dies at 86

A longtime businessman, philanthropist and civic leader in St. Cloud died Wednesday at age 86.

Dan Coborn was the former chairman, president and CEO of the Coborn's grocery chain. Coburn's grandfather founded a grocery store in Sauk Rapids, Minn. Dan and his three brothers grew the business to 120 stores in six states.

Minnesota Grocers Association president Jaime Pfuhl tells the St. Cloud Times that Coborn's support, participation and innovation in the industry is legendary. Pfuhl says Coborn had an incredible work ethic and passion for the grocery business.

Coborn served on numerous boards and in civic organizations, including CentraCare Health and Friends of the College of Saint Benedict.

A funeral service is scheduled at noon Monday at at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell.

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