Margaret's Mass of Christian Burial can be viewed below starting at 10:45 AM. If there are any wifi issues at the church, the service is being recorded and the recording will be posted following the service today:
Margaret's services will be live streamed below 7:00 PM Thursday and 11:00 AM Friday.
Margaret Anne Pronovost, 88, passed to again be in the arms of her loving husband, Julien, on September 29, 2021. Margaret died of natural causes at Riverview in Fargo.
Margaret was born on January 2, 1933, to her parents, Marcella and Robert Bernier of St. Benedict, ND. She was the third of 11 children. She grew up in the village of St. Benedict and attended St. Joseph School for 12 years where she graduated high school.
On June 11, 1952, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Margaret married Julien Clement Joseph Pronovost, who would be her loving husband for the next 65 years. They lived in their own little stater home on the farm of Julien’s parents Joseph and Anne Pronovost, just a few miles from St. Benedict and Horace, ND.
They later built their forever family home on the same property in 1960. Together, they had 4 children. Julien succumbed to a short battle with cancer in September 2017.
Margaret was a breast cancer survivor, devoted stay at home wife, and a wonderful loving mother to her children, always there to greet Julien home from work, and the kids, when they came home from school. She was a wonderful cook, and she was famous for her pickles and chocolate chip cookies. Her children are still trying to make her delicious recipes they enjoyed. It’s hard to determine how much is a pinch of this and a dash of that, which made her dishes perfect every time.
During their young married life, Margaret enjoyed the weekends at the cottage on Leaf Lake. It was a rustic cabin with no running water and an outhouse, but she LOVED it there fishing with Julien and watching the kid’s swim. Later in life, after the children had all grown, she took on part time home cleaning services in Fargo to get out of the house and help fund her trips to the Casinos.
Margaret also became an avid, accomplished bowler and bowled for years in a Fargo league with many of her close friends, where she collected several trophies and awards.
After the passing of Julien, Margaret moved to Riverview in April of 2018. It wasn’t the farm she had lived on for 65 years, but it was home and she enjoyed it there. Playing cards with new friends, winning blackout at Bingo, tossing bean bags and always working on a puzzle.
Margaret is survived by all her children, Larry (Sharon Johnson), Edward, Jeff, and Betty (Jeff Dahlin). Her 6 grandchildren, Jessica (Eric Pearson), Alissa, Nicholas (fiance’- Kaitlin Fischer), Emily, Elizabeth, and Joseph. Her great grandchild, Summer, and one great great grandchild, Hallie with another one arriving in November. She is also survived by her brother, Steven Bernier, and her sister Ione Parsons.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Julien, her brothers, and sisters. Lorraine Trottier, Ilene Zahn, Yvonne Olson, Eugene Bernier, Dolores Fisher, Clarence Bernier, Kenneth Bernier, and Jerry Bernier. She was baptized, confirmed, married, and will be laid to rest next to Julien at St. Benedicts, where she was a lifelong parishioner.
There will be a visitation from 6-7 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, Oct 8, 2021, at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND with a visitation one hour prior.
Margaret's Video Tribute can be viewed below: