Armand Mongeon, 89, Dunseith, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Armand Ernest Mongeon, son of Pierre and Anna (Grenier) Mongeon, was born on April 1, 1923, at Thorne. He was reared in Rolette and later graduated from Dunseith High School. He then attended the North Dakota School of Forestry in Bottineau. Following the completion of his formal education, he moved to San Diego, where he worked in a floral shop. He entered the Army on May 1, 1945, and worked as a typist in New Jersey until receiving an honorable discharge on Oct. 19, 1946. He returned to Dunseith, and on Oct. 15, 1947, he married Leona Cote. They made their home in Dunseith where they owned and operated Evan's Hardware Hank. Leona passed away Oct, 30, 1997. Armand remained in Dunseith and continued working at the hardware store until his passing.
He was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith where he served on the finance council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He also served as Dunseith City auditor. Armand had a love for gardening. He enjoyed nurturing his plants and sharing them with his family.
He is survived by six children: Debbi (Gene) Cernohous, of River Falls, Wis., Donald (Marilyn) Mongeon, of Charlotte, N.C., Randi Mongeon, of Chaska, Minn., Robert (LaVone) Mongeon, of Minot, Renee (Jay) Buchl, of Denver, and John Mongeon, of Bismarck; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sister Stephanie Mongeon, of Ogden, Utah; brothers, Alfred, of Rolette, and Dennis, of Mandan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Roland, Leo, Adrian and Eugene, and his sisters, Janet Evans and Lorraina Trimble.
His funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Dunseith.
Visitation will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m. in the church. A wake service will be held Sunday at 8 p.m., also in the church.
Burial will be at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery near Dunseith.
Arrangements are with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.
Friends may sign the online register book at (www.nerofuneralhome.net).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith or the St. Benedict's Foundation in Ogden, Utah.