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Eunice Quesnel

September 24, 1918 — April 6, 2015

Eunice Quesnel, age 96, of Oklee, MN, passed away on Monday, April 6th, at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee with Father Bill DeCrans presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Terrebonne, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston, MN and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.Eunice was born near Oklee, Minnesota on September 24, 1918, to Laura Gibeau Bernier and Alfred Bernier.  She was a graduate of Oklee High School, and in 1940, she married Ralph Quesnel.  Eunice and Ralph farmed near Mentor.After Ralph passed away,  Eunice continued to live on the farm in the summer and in Red Lake Falls in the winter.  In 2010, she moved to Freedom Living Center in Oklee where she resided for four years.  She then moved to First Care in Fosston in 2014.Eunice was a talented seamstress, completed many kinds of needlework, and did sewing and alterations for many of her friends.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, music and reading.  She was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony's Parish in Terrebonne and a member of AFRAN and the Red Hat Society.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, an infant son, Alan, four sisters, one brother, and one nephew.She is survived by two daughters:  Kathy Arndt (Tom) of Columbia, PA and Gloria Lesher (Lee) of Colorado Springs, CO.   Also surviving are four grandchildren:  Gregory Arndt (Julia) of Red Lion, PA, Susan Veldheer (Neal) of Landisville, PA, Todd Lesher (Jess) of Mukilteo, WA and Scott Lesher of Colorado Springs, CO.  She has six great-grandchildren:  Justin and Michael Arndt, Alex and Sabine Lesher, and Isaac and Eleanor Veldheer.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
301 Governor St. Oklee 56742, United States
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