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Michael Brouillard

April 30, 1952 - November 19, 2015

Memorial Service - Wednesday

November 25, 2015
- 10:30 AM

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead MN

Visitation - Tuesday

November 24, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Prayer Service - Tuesday

November 24, 2015
- 6:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

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Boulger Funeral Home

Michael Brouillard

April 30, 1952 - November 19, 2015

Obituary

Michael Francis Brouillard passed away at his home in the presence of his family on November 19, 2015 at the age of 63 in Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vital Joseph and Florence Margaret (St. Marie) Brouillard; his aunts and uncles; his brother, Donald “Don” Brouillard; his two sister-in-laws, Elizabeth “Betty” Brouillard and Karen Brouillard; and niece, Teresa Hersch.

Michael was born in Crookston, MN on April 30, 1952. He grew up and attended school in Crookston. Upon graduating from Mount St. Benedict high school he attended Corbett College in Crookston and Moorhead Vocational Technical Institute in Moorhead, MN. Michael was drafted to serve in the United States Army in 1972, he was an expert marksman and served as a Correctional Specialist until he was honorably discharged in 1978. He worked as an apprentice electrician for 2 years and an electrician for 11 years until he found his true calling in life, caring for the elderly. Michael was a Certified Nursing Assistant for 8 years at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in East Grand Forks, MN and for 10 years at Valley Elder Care in Grand Forks, ND. He cherished his time with the residents and his work colleagues.

Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends, meeting people from different parts of the world, playing pinochle and board games, woodworking and building gadgets, fishing and being outdoors, watching movies, and creating leatherwork.

Michael is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 43 years. Michael and Francene met at Corbett College and were married in Detroit Lakes, MN on December 11, 1971.

Michael is lovingly remembered by his wife, Francene (Fritz); his four children: Ann Marie (Patrick) Ragan, Fargo; Benjamin (Olivia) and their two sons, Wes and Ike of Moorhead; Dominic (Molly) and their son Norman, Fargo; Samantha (Michael) Simmons, West Fargo, ND; his siblings, Richard “Dick” of Crookston; James “Jim” of Crookston; Robert “Bob” of Park River, ND, Charles of Crookston; Lloyd (Carol) of Spring Lake Park, MN, John of Fargo; Daniel “Dan” (Lori) of Twin Valley, MN, Sister Rose Brouillard of Crookston; Cathy Brouillard of Dewey, AZ, Mary (Dave) McDonald of Bovey, MN, and Madeleine “Mandy” Parks of Grand Forks; Sister-in-law Pat Brouillard of Leonard, ND; and 20 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s Summer Program, St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s Preschool, 202 10th St. S., Moorhead, MN or Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S. Suite 101, Fargo, ND 58103, www.hrrv.org.

Memorial mass will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a 6:00 Prayer Service on Tuesday, November 24, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, 123 S. 10th St. Fargo. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moorhead.

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8 responses to “Michael Brouillard”

  1. Dave McDonald says:

    Mike became an ancestor yesterday. Thanks to Mike, we have much information on our Brouillard family. Besides his children, that is his legacy. I will always remember him. Dave

  2. Dan and Pat Gramer says:

    To my classmate John and the Family.

    Prayers and condolences to you all on the passing of Mike. God Bless You.

  3. pam yliniemi(sirek) says:

    I would like to say my prayers r out to u mike that u have a safe journey home… I remember mike growing up when used to come over to our house and hang around with my brother tim.. u were a very special man u always had a smile on your face and made me laugh…I will some day see u again the heaven..

  4. Randi and Conrad Bernard and Daylene says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. marlene rolstad says:

    To the family of Mike, My thoughts and prayers go with all of you. I feel like I know all of you and Mike. Fran talks often of her family. she is proud of all of you. God Bless! Marlene.

  6. Heather says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family; Mike was an amazing man. Although I never really knew him personally, we worked together at the nursing home. I was in the kitchen and got to see from a distance the smiles Mike put on the residents’ faces. He was such a caring man; he went above and beyond to make anyone smile. He always made sure to thank us for doing our job. He was loved by all, I haven’t worked there for almost 10 years and I still recognized his smile and immediately had flashbacks to the way he would light up the dining hall with his presence. I hope you can get some comfort in your times of sorrow by knowing he touched sooo many lives without ever even knowing it.
    God Bless

  7. Lisa Carrasco says:

    Mike was a joy to work with at Valley Eldercare. The residents loved him. I’m sad to hear he’s gone.

  8. Julie Grant says:

    I read with a saddened heart of your dad’s passing Samantha. I wish you and your family love and peace.

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