Joann FrappierJoann Frappier, age 79, of McHenry, ND, died peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at home under the care of Mercy Home Health and Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joann Frappier, age 79, of McHenry, ND, died peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at home under the care of Mercy Home Health and Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joann Ella Taxdahl was born to Hartvick and Violet (Feske) Taxdahl on April 26, 1933, in Cooperstown, ND. Several of her formative years were spent in the care of Dr. H. O. and Etta Helmer. She graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1950, and ventured to Omaha, NE, to attend Van Sant School of Business. Following graduation, she moved to Bartlesville, OK, and began working at Phillips Petroleum Company.
She returned to Cooperstown and married Alfred Frappier of McHenry, ND on November 7, 1954 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Shortly after, they purchased a farm outside McHenry and began a journey of 57 wonderful years together.
Joann was a friend to all and her home was a welcoming haven in the heart of God’s country. She loved to cook and entertain on the farm. Visiting with her many friends over a cup of coffee was her life’s delight. Many will treasure the memory of Joann running down the sidewalk to greet her latest visitors. Her greatest love was her family, and she looked forward to every kind of family gathering. She relished her grandchildren’s sporting events, hosted nearly all holidays, and embraced every minute of the annual Frappier Family Funfest! Joann will be remembered for her kindness, her contagious enthusiasm, her constant smile, and her most endearing quality: her love of everyone.
Mourning her loss are the loved ones she left behind: her dear husband of 57 years, Alfred; 5 sons John (Wendy), Tom (Nicki), Skip, and Kaylin (Terri), all of Fargo, Kyle (Jeanne) McHenry, one daughter Kolette (Dan) Trottier, Bismarck; grandchildren Chantel Frappier (Jim Clapp), Kayla and Zachary Frappier, Kallie, Klay and McKenna Frappier, Sophie Frappier, Sydney, Jackson, Kade and Reece Trottier; and great-grandchildren Jude and Pierce Clapp. She is also survived by two brothers, Jack (Joyce) Taxdahl of Sutton, ND, and Milo (Zella) Taxdahl of Fargo, ND.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and John Boschee
Joann’s family suggests memorials be given to Mercy Home Health and Hospice in Carrington ND.
Visitation: Sunday 9AM – 4PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and 5PM – 7PM at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry, ND.
Prayer Service: Sunday at 7PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry, ND
Mass of Christian Burial: Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry, ND, Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:30AM
Interment: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, rural McHenry, ND
On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com
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