Francis Dale “Frenchie” AudetteFrancis Dale “Frenchie” Audette of Duluth went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 18, 2013.
Francis Dale “Frenchie” Audette of Duluth went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 18, 2013.
Dale was born on Feb. 21, 1937 in Duluth, the son of Frank and Alma (Smith) Audette.
He proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Seabee. In 1959, Dale was trained as a carpenter at Salter Trade School. He took tremendous pride in being a skilled craftsman as a carpenter and built five new homes for his large family. He owned and operated Dura Top Fabricators that specialized in custom cabinets, countertops and furniture. Dale loved to fish and hunt with his sons (the boys), and his brother-in-law, Bernie. He enjoyed the quiet that retirement afforded and spent his time fishing and solving puzzles.
Dale was preceded in death by his mother Alma Audette and father Frank Audette; sisters Margaret Bock and Lovetta Hamline.
Dale is survived by his seven children, Steven, Kenneth (Lynn) of Duluth, Marianne (Scott) Jones of Duluth, Valerie (Gene) Pappas of Duluth, Paula (Darrell) Behrendt of Duluth, Daniel Audette of Duluth, and James (Danean) Audette of St. Paul; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dale is also survived by his fiancé Hilde Kausch of Hermantown, Minn., and Hilde’s children, Swany, Sigrid and Uwe; sister Patricia (Bernard) Krause of Duluth, and brother Roger (Dorothy) Audette of Minneapolis.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Home Instead senior care and Betty Aho.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, with a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 5779 Seville Road, Pike Lake, Minn., with Father Joseph Sobolik presiding. Burial will follow immediately after Mass. Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200.
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