Frances Mary Morinville, of Isanti, MN, 68, died February 26, 2022 in a car accident in Zimmerman, Minnesota. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, MARCH 12th at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and a luncheon will follow.
Frances was born in Chisholm, MN on May 7, 1953 to Tellesphore (TJ) and Rita Koskovich Morinville. She was a 1971 graduate of Central High School in Duluth, MN. She also received a Certificate in Secretarial Training from Lake Superior College in 1972.
Frances relocated to Minneapolis, MN to work for the State of Minnesota in the Office of Economic Development. In that capacity, she was especially proud to be part of developing the Head Start and WIC programs. Her other employment included Nortel Networks where she worked as an administrative assistant for many years, then moved to Pinnacle Credit Services where she worked until her retirement in January 2016.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Tellesphore (TJ) and Rita Koskovich Morinville;
a sister Dorothy Morinville (Gary) Solomonson; brother, Vaughn Morinville, Sr. and loving niece,
Christinamarie (Thomas) Rogers.
Frances loved to travel, visiting her beloved nieces and nephews in Florida, Arizona and
Nevada. She leaves behind sisters, Barbara (Eugene) Vetsch of Little Falls, MN, Catherine
(Michael) Olson of Montrose, MN, Bernadette Nelson of Virginia, MN, and Margarita (Everett)
Thiner of Princeton, MN; brothers, George (Cheryl) Morinville, Joseph (Carole) Morinville,
Maurice (Linda) Morinville, Keith (Natalia) Morinville and Paul (Katherine) Morinville all residing in Duluth, MN. She is also survived by many many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous
grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She loved and was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all.
Gladyce S. says
She was the diplomat of the family. Always making sure you knew your were loved and that you mattered even if you didn’t feel like it. Her wonderful smile and her memories and funny stories will be missed. I always loved talking to her in text messages because I wasn’t in the same area. Fran you will be missed immensely.
It all started when I was 5 and she was babysitting me, her almost niece and didn’t let me win at whatever game we were playing. She came out to California to get sunburned by our swimming pool. When we moved back to Mn she spent her weekends driving us kids to Duluth and back and hang out with us. When I was a teenager, she took me in and put up with my bad teenage years. She kept in touch when I disappeared in California and we had many great years together in Brooklyn Park. She was my auntie, my parent, my friend, my supporter and guardian angel who always believed in me and told me so. It’s not an exaggeration to say I wouldn’t be here if not for Fran. I wish I had more time on earth with her on earth. I hope as she watches over me, I make her proud and happy.
We love you so much Aunt Fran. You will truley be missed. Its still unbelievable to me that your gone. Rest in Paridise beautiful Angel. Thank you for all the wonderful memories I will cherish forever.
XOXO. Until we meet again.
Aunt Fran I always enjoyed our visits you always made me and my siblings feel so loved, I am devastated that you are gone but I know you are in a better place and with Mom. I love you and will forever miss you. Until we see each other again
Gina Vetsch Vetter says
Fran was the person I inspired to be. A kind soul, who always believed the best in people no matter what. Often when dealing with tricky situations it was her example that I followed. She may not be here with us physically, but she will continue to be with us each and every day. I know the perpetual light is shining upon her.
Bernadette Nelson says
It just doesn’t seem possible that my sister is gone. She was always willing to lend a hand when needed, listen when requested and love when we most needed love. Today while caring for my grandson, I reached for my phone to call Fran and tell her a funny story about the boy, but she isn’t there anymore. I miss her so and will grieve for the rest of my life. To know her was to know an angel.
Tyone and Greg LaDouceur says
We didn’t know Fran well but she made a big impression on us. She was so welcoming during the holiday/birthday gatherings we attended in her home. When you spoke with her, you felt that she was really present, really deeply listening, and not distracted by other things. She was a matriarch for her extended family, someone who brought people together, fed them, and made them stronger. We wish her every possible blessing on her new adventure.