Age 91 of Forest Lake, formerly of Williston, ND. Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 17, 2017. Francis was a proud World War II Army Veteran. He served in the 25th Infantry division and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Preceded in death by wife, Lovella; son-in-law, Jerry LeDosquet. Survived by children, Loren (Karen), Jeanette (Richard) Hahn, Delary (Jean), Patricia (Ted) Ferriter, Phyllis LeDosquet, Melanie (John) Baehr; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Celebration of Francis' Life will be 11 AM Thursday, April 27th at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 N Shore Dr, Forest Lake, with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Burial at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake with Military Honors performed by the Forest Lake American Legion. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church.
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Dear Laqua Family --- We hold you in our hearts & prayers, and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. We first met Francis & Lovella approximately 13 years ago when our daughter Stacy was dating John Ferriter. Even though we didn't see each other often, we felt connected via a very loving family. Francis and Lovella were a living example of LOVE, which has influenced many.
Visits with Francis about flowers, gardening, family, grandchildren, and his military service always brought a smile to our faces. His smiling face and loving nature will never be forgotten. We are blessed to have known him, and hold on to the memories.
Sharing in your sorrow and keeping you close in prayer. Bob & Cindy Davis
I will always remember him with a smile and a friend who loved to visit. Francis was someone I always admired. RIP my friend
Our sincere sympathy in your loss.
Francis was the best roommate our father had at Birchwood. He always had a smile and hello for us. He will be sadly missed.
Claude Ellis and family
Francis and Lovella were a beautiful couple who had beautiful, loving, and talented children and grandchildren. You were blessed to have them in your lives for a long time. May their lives live on through you. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of your wonderful family.
Love, Stuart and Ann
Life was never the same for Francis after "his bride" went to be with Jesus. Try as he might, he did not find that real feel of peace and comfort without her. Thank you for bringing them to Forest Lake and inviting me to be a part of their lives. I loved them both.
On behalf of the Forest Lake American Legion Post 225, we give thanks for Francis' military service to our nation in the Army during WWII.
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