Frank R. Laverdure, age 89, Fargo, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005, at Bethany Homes, Fargo.
Frank Laverdure was born August 21, 1915, in Belcourt, ND, the son of Napoleon and Mary (Primeau) Laverdure. He grew up in Belcourt and Fort Totten, ND, and attended high school in Fort Totten. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth White on December 10, 1939, in Rolla, ND. The couple moved to Washington state during World War II where he worked in the shipyards. They returned to North Dakota, and settled in Fargo where Frank worked as a carpenter for Asp Construction until 1955. He then became a driver for Hoffman Gas Company, working there until 1964. He then worked in the maintenance department at Sacred Heart Convent. Frank returned to the carpentry trade and worked as an independent contractor until his retirement.
He was very active in church, and enjoyed bowling and woodcarving. He was also an avid Twins fan.
He is survived by his son, Joseph E. of Fargo; three grandsons, Michael J. Laverdure, Bryan R. Laverdure, and Kelly Weiler; two granddaughters, LaDonna (Mike) Hanson and Wendy Bakke; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Hanson, Rachel Hanson, and Justin Hanson; and two sisters, Rachael Tollefson of Minnetonka, MN, and Margaret Engstrand of Brooklyn Center, MN.
The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and in the church on Thursday one hour prior to services.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com