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Joan Montplaisir

April 04, 1941 - March 05, 2018

Funeral Mass - Thursday

March 08, 2018
- 10:30am

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead

Prayer Service - Wednesday

March 07, 2018
- 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

March 07, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Joan Montplaisir

April 04, 1941 - March 05, 2018


Joan I. Montplaisir, 76, Dilworth, MN passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Red River Valley after a lengthy battle with COPD and cancer.

Joan was born April 4, 1941 in Page, ND to James and Margaret (Campbell) Stack. She graduated from North High in Fargo, ND. Joan married Jerome Montplaisir in February 1960 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND.

Joan owned and operated Joanie’s upholstery near Horace, ND and worked in administration at NDSU before moving to Frazee. Within Frazee she owned and operated J&J Upholstery, authored Life’s Lessons articles for the Frazee Forum and edited content, worked as a teller at United Community Bank, within finance at Frazee Care Center, and served as the secretary and treasurer of Frazee Community Club for several years.

Joan was a member of St. Frances De Sales of Moorhead, MN. She was a gifted crafter who was generous with her knowledge and handiworks.

Joan leaves behind two sisters, Jean (Ernie) Serfes of Corona, California, Beatrice (Jerry) Coalwell of Dilworth, MN, six children, Jean (Tracy) Lewis of Kindred, ND, Brenda Montplaisir of Dilworth, MN, Roxanne (Russell) Harris of Billings, MT, Sandra (Rodrigo) Concha of Milwaukee, WI, Tamera Gangelhoff of Fargo, ND, Dennis (Diane) Montplaisir of Buffalo, MN, fifteen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome in 1994, her mother and father, as well as four brothers Clarence, Bernard, Harry and Marvin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Visitation: 6-7 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday

Prayer Service: 7 PM Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: 10:30 AM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN

Burial: Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, MN


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8 responses to “Joan Montplaisir”

  1. Becky says:

    Sincere condolences to the family of Joan. She was a very special lady. See all on Wednesday. My love to you each.

  2. sharon richard says:

    may Joan rest in peace. she was a hard working lady–gardening, chickens and pigs, and crafting. had the girls for babysitters many times. Sharon and George Richard.

  3. Christie Roen West says:

    So sorry to hear about Joanie. I remember seeing a lot of her when visiting Uncle Henry and Aunt Jeannette’s farm. She did a lot of upholstery work for my mom, Jeanne Montplaisir Roen. Hugs and prayers for the family through this difficult time. RIP Joanie, Til We Meet Again in Heaven

  4. Ron and Linnea Montplaisir says:

    What a grand lady she was and we will really miss her and her friendly, down to earth personality. I loved reading her letters which were so witty and humerous just as if she were talking to you.

    She put up a long and valiant fight battling her cancer and we trust she is now safely resting in the arms of Jesus.

  5. Mattie Baumgartner says:

    Wayne and I have many memories of Joanie!! What a lady she was such a force and will be missed by all!! Her humor knew no bounds and did we have fun!!! You will be misses!! Love to the family Wayne and Mattie Baumgartner

  6. Danielle Frank says:

    Sending our love and condolences may each day hold a fun and bright memory of Joan.

    Love, Alex, Danielle & Lillian Frank

  7. Jeff says:

    Hmmm…Joan. RIP…was great having you as second or third mom growing up. Us Frenchicans were pretty tight in the 70s and early 80s, Other than the words of wisdom you shared with me and my wife a few years ago…you shared many words and lessons over the previous 40 years or so to me personally. Too many years of trying to corral your kids and their cousins at family gatherings and holidays…or not enough. The years on the farm having HUGE breakfasts with your family and the relatives….THIS is what with the eggs (REALLY)!! Actually got to shine eggs with you in the basement a couple times…..life lesson! I still eat eggs enthusiastically despite the spots! Even though we hardly ever see each other anymore…my closest cousins were Jean, Brenda, Roxanne,Sandy, Dennis and Tammy growing up. Me and Sandy never kissed upside down….never happened no matter what the pictures show (Stacy Steph and Dusty were pretty close too and i am sure feel the same loss). RIP and peace to all of your children that helped you though these final years. And peace to uncle Jerry that you finally get to rest alongside him once again.

  8. Jodi (Johnson) Norman says:

    Many fond memories of living “next door” to your family! Loved watching the video that brought back memories of long ago! She was a very special lady! Hoping all the good memories will get you through these difficult days! Healing hugs to all of you!

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