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Genevieve Gauffin

May 03, 1925 - May 22, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 26 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Friday, May 27 at Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 26 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday, May 27 at Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo.


Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Genevieve Gauffin

May 03, 1925 - May 22, 2011


Genevieve A. (McDougall) Gauffin, 86, Fargo passed away May 22, 2011 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.

Genevieve was born May 3, 1925 to Gordon and Hilma (Holt) McDougall in Moorhead. She grew up and attended schools in rural Clay County, graduating from Hitterdal, MN.   She was united in marriage to Ernest Gauffin Jr., on June 28, 1945 in Hawley, MN.

Gen was a homemaker and worked as a home health care provider with Clay County Public Health, Good Samaritan Center and MeritCare – “taking care of old people” as she would say.  She enjoyed decorating cakes, cross stitching, knitting,  quilting,  hardanger, sewing, cooking., bowling and dancing.

Genevieve is survived by her children, Kathryn Clemo, Fergus Falls, MN; Gary (Kerry) Gauffin, Mora, MN; daughter-in-law, Loree Gauffin, Fargo, ND, Jane (Robert) Schmit, Fargo ND; seven grandchildren, Barbara Michel, Theresa Lafferty, Kristen (Eric) VanScharrel, Kendra (Brett) Oestreich, Jill Gauffin, Devon Schmit, and Nick Schmit; and eight great-grandchildren, siblings; Deloris Wee, Moorhead MN, Russell (Ramona) McDougall, Hitterdal, MN, Beverly Alex, Minot ND, Waldo (Sharon) McDougall, Mankato MN,  Evaughn (Henry) Hovelsrud, Hawley MN, and Marilyn Koppang, Mayville ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Hilma (Holt) McDougall, husband Ernest, son, David, brother, Stanley, brother-in-laws, Erling Wee, Val Alex and Gordon Koppang.


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  1. Dave Knudson says:

    Fargo ND
    It’s comforting to know that Ernie and Gen have reunited along with David! All prayers and thoughts are with you now.

  2. Diane Berggren says:

    Moorhead MN
    I will miss Gen. I already HAVE missed her at the Legion for bingo!! She was a very sweet lady. Always concerned about my life and grandchildren.
    Ernie and Gen were a great addition to our Legion family.

  3. Marlis Ziegler says:

    Moorhead MN
    I first met Gen when she was a care giver for a resident at Heritage Villa. Later on her mother, Hilma came to be a resident. I remember both her & Ernie and Gen’s siblings and her children.
    What a wonderful kind lady she was and how she will be missed! May God give all of her family comfort in the days ahead in the memories of happier times. You may take comfort in the fact that she has been reunited with her loved ones in heaven.

  4. Beth McDougall says:

    I was so sad to hear of Gen’s death. She was a dynamo of a woman who spent her life helping others. Her positive outlook and infectious sense of humor made her a joy to be around. The world was a better place because she was in it!
    Blessings and prayers to her family.

  5. Donna Olson says:

    Words can’t begin to express my sadness. What a special person she was. I definitely felt like she was one of my special friends, and I’ll miss our Sat AM breakfasts at the Frying Pan and all our phone conversations. But I know she and Ernie and Goofy have had a joyous reunion! My sympathy to all of her family.

  6. Roe Family says:

    Moorhead MinnEven though we did not personally know Genevieve but did meet family members, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. She is now at peace and is with our Lord.

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