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Jeanette Longtine

March 31, 1937 - April 20, 2020


Boulger Funeral Home

Jeanette Longtine

March 31, 1937 - April 20, 2020


Jeanette Ida Longtine, 83, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on April 20, 2020. Jeanette was born March 31, 1937 to Margaret (Spink) and Lawrence Steidl in Valley City, ND. As the middle child of three sisters, she grew up in Oriska, ND, Detroit Lakes, MN and Audubon, MN. In 1954 she graduated as Valedictorian from Audubon HS and later that year married Richard Longtine of rural Audubon.

Richard’s work in construction took the Longtine family to many cities on the East and West coasts and the Midwest. Jeanette adapted to the many moves with vigor and wherever they lived she made a loving home, but the Pacific Northwest and Audubon, MN were the places they called home. Loving the the ocean, Jeanette enjoyed beach combing and just watching the tide. She enjoyed gardening and preserving all that she grew, continuing her efforts throughout her lifetime. She was very involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s, schools, activities and events. If there was an athletic, dancing, art, drama or singing event, she proudly attended and cheered. Baking was a special love, with Christmas baking taking up a significant portion of the year. She loved fresh flowers, especially yellow roses, and was very generous to the charities she supported. Having had many pets over the years, her most beloved, were her Kerry Blue Terriers, Paddy and Tucum. Family was her top priority and she was a proud member of three separate five generation reunions.

After the death of Richard in 1978, Jeanette continued to raise her children while working outside the home. She was the owner of Pandora’s, a woman’s clothing store in Lisbon, ND, and worked until retirement in jewelry sales in Fargo. She also served in the priesthood of Community of Christ Church in Fargo. She loved travel and dreamed of visiting Ireland and England, which she did two times in her later years.

Jeanette will be missed by her children Shelley (Mark) Smith, Lawrence, LaRayne (Mark Vollmers); grandchildren Nickie Bartelson, Joshua (Jen) Smith, Eric Smith; great grandchildren Amanda (Derek) Christianson, Dallas (Jordan Holmer) Bartelson, Quinn Vollmers, Aiden Vollmers, Mathias Smith, Sterling Smith; great great grandchildren Gavin, Ava, Jett and Farah; and her sisters MaryAnn (Harold) Mesker and Angela Dolman.

She is preceded in death by her son, Terry; husband, Richard; and her parents, Margaret and Lawrence.

Memories and condolences may be shared at Boulgerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND


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7 responses to “Jeanette Longtine”

  1. Brad Wimmer says:

    Jeanette worked for us for many years at West Acres. Always a good , energetic worker. Remember her well and our staff will also. Sorry I had not stayed in touch . She had a good wit about her and was well liked by all her co-workers. Was sorry to see her passing. Brad Wimmer & Wimmer’s Diamonds staff

  2. Kay gaebel says:

    We worked together at Riddles for about ten years. We shared so much about our families and our love of God. Such a kind good friend. Rest In Peace. Your friend Kay.

  3. Krissy Konrad says:

    I never met “mom” but heard Many Many stories…Many condolences for Larry and the Longtime family. Prayers for you all!

  4. Donna Miller says:

    Jeanette was one of my dearest friends I’ve ever had in my lifetime. It has been a many years friendship. It is
    hard to realize she is really gone. She was a devoted Christian in every sense of the word. I will miss her
    greatly. Everyone should have a friend like Jeanette in their life. My love and prayers to her family in this
    great loss.

  5. Jace Foss says:

    She was always a bright spot in my day any time I saw her. She will be greatly missed. So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers to Larry, and the rest of her family. I will miss her quick wit and ability to get a laugh out of me. She was a gem.

  6. June Dordal says:

    Will miss Jeanette at the family Halloween and Christmas parties. Always loved her festive clothing! Sending lots of love and prayers to the family.

  7. Jennifer & Joshua Smith says:

    Rest In Peace Great Grandma Longtine! We miss your card playing and Christmas treats! Thanks for the great memories which will keep us smiling until we meet again! May you win with a double pinochle every hand in heaven. Love and hugs!
    Your Grand kids, Joshua & Jennifer
    Your Great Grand kids, Mathias & Sterling

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