November 25, 2015
- 10:30 AM
November 24, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
November 24, 2015
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.