Frances Jane RéFrances Jane Ré, 93, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Frances Jane Ré, 93, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center on Friday, April 26, 2013.
She was born on July 8, 1919, in Eveleth, Minn. Fran was the oldest of seven children born to Stephen and Frances (Schiller) Jurjavich.
Fran was married to Renaldo M. Ré on Nov. 14, 1953, in Eveleth. She was employed for many years in the shoe department as the "shoe lady" at the Golden Rule in Eveleth.
Fran and Renaldo moved to Black River Falls, Wis., in 1969 and resided there until 1982. Upon Renaldo's death in 1982, she returned to the Iron Range. She was an excellent seamstress and made many Barbie doll outfits for her granddaughters. Fran was proficient at millinery work and knitting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Renaldo Ré; siblings, Ralph Jurjavich, Louis Jurjavich, Mae Gams, Regina "Lauley" Welander and son-in-law, James B. Godfrey.
She is survived by her two daughters, JoAnn Godfrey and Linda (Lauren, special son-in-law) Jallen; grandchildren, Robert Godfrey, Jon (Beverly) Godfrey, Joseph Godfrey, Christine (Nicola) Bordoni, Kimberley (John) Koch, Tracy (Darrell) Potocnik; great-grandchildren, Graham Godfrey, Cora Godfrey, Paige Godfrey and Duncan Godfrey; sisters, Dorothy Barfknecht and Josephine Davey; brother-in-law, Hjalmer Welander; numerous nephews and nieces and special friend, Mary Wiirre.
Thank you to everyone at Essentia Care Center for caring for Fran. You are all very much appreciated. Thank you to Blackjack (the sheltie dog) who provided comfort to the family and residents at Essentia.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia. Father John O'Donnell will officiate. Visitation will be in the church one hour prior to the Mass. Private burial will be at the Eveleth Cemetery. To sign the guest book and to leave a memorial message, go to: www.cron-sheehy.com.
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