Rev. Joseph LaFortune

rev. joseph lafortune
Rev. Joseph A. LaFortune, 87, Fargo, died Saturday October 29, 2016 at Villa Maria, Fargo. Joseph was born April 21, 1929 in Chicago, IL. He grew up and attended high school in Green Bay, WI, and attended the University of WI Green Bay. Joseph and Ann Louise Giesler were united in marriage June 7, 1955, in Green Bay East Moravian Church. Joseph served in the Coast Guard for 3 years. Joseph attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for 2 years and then Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Joseph served parishes in Bethel, AK, Edmonton, Alberta and Calgary, Alberta Canada, Daggett, MI, Northfield, MN, where he served 3 parishes. In 1987 he moved to Leonard, ND where he served Bethel Moravian and Goshen Moravian churches for 8 years, retiring in 1995 when he moved to Fargo. Joseph is survived by his wife Ann; sons, Richard, Minneapolis, Guy, Fargo; daughter, Amy (Lowell) Hewitt, Fargo, 2 grandchildren, Cody, Fargo; Bailey, Milwaukee, WI. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles.

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  1. Dear Ann and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and know he’s had some struggles these past years. You’re all in our prayers and in out hearts. Take care of each other. Carol and John

  2. Please accept our sincere condolences. Though we did not know him personally he had a great impact on our family and loved ones. He will be long remembered.

  3. I loved my Uncle Joe very much, and will miss him a lot! I have lots of wonderful memories of him! His laughter will always be in my heart! I’m glad that we all be together again in Heaven one day! My love, prayers and thoughts, are with all of you during this very sad time!!!

    What an awesome video of memories!!! Thank you so much for putting that together!

  4. We remember Uncle Joe with love and fond memories. You, Ann, and the rest of the family, please know that our prayers are with you at this time.

  5. We remember Uncle Joe with love and fondness and want Ann and the family to know that they are in our prayers.

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