Yvonne Renfadnt

June 28, 1923 - Nov. 27, 2019

Yvonne Marie Renfandt

(Boucher) passed away

peacefully Wednesday,

November 27, 2019, at

Trinity Homes in Minot,

ND at the age of 96.

Yvonne was born to

Emile and Emiline (Cote)

Boucher in Thorne, ND

on June 28, 1923. She gra-

duated from Rolla High

School and furthered her

education at St Joseph’s

School of Nursing where

she graduated with a Re-

gistered Nurse degree in

1946. She married Otto

“Hap” Renfandt on Oc-

tober 30, 1946 in Fargo,

ND, and they made their

home in Minot. They

spent 58 wonderful years

together before his pass-

ing in 2005.

Yvonne worked as a

nurse at Trinity Hospital

for a few years before

managing the office of the

family business, Hap’s

Plumbing and Heating.

She retired to be a stay

home mom and raise her

two sons.

Yvonne was a loving

and devoted wife, mother,

grandmother, sister, and

friend. She enjoyed enter-

taining family and friends

with home cooked meals,

a game of cards, and good

conversation. She was al-

ways there to lend a

listening ear or a helping

hand, and delighted in

playing pranks on un-

suspecting visitors.

Yvonne enjoyed traveling,

spending time at her lake

cabin, reading, playing

games, bowling, and using

the computer for emailing

and entertainment. She

was a skilled knitter, cro-

cheter, and seamstress

creating many beautiful

things. Her greatest joy

was her two grandsons.

Yvonne spent many en-

joyable years traveling

with her husband during

their retirement. Their ad-

ventures began in a motor

home prior to purchasing

a home in Mesa, Arizona

where they spent twenty

years creating treasured

memories. Their summer

months were spent at the

cabin on Lake Metigoshe,

where they enjoyed fish-

ing, boating, and sharing

good times around the

campfire. At the lake, she

found great joy in tending

to her garden, harvesting

an abundance of produce

and raspberries each sum-

mer. She was well known

for her bread-n-butter

pickles, and raspberry


Yvonne is survived by

her loving family, sons

Randy (Paula) and Steven,

one grandson, sister Julie

Vandal, brother Larry

Boucher, and numerous

nieces and nephews.

Yvonne was preceded

in death by her parents

Emile and Emilie Bouch-

er, husband Hap, grand-

son Mark, brothers Alfred,

Ovide, Tony, Aime, Gary,

Vernon, Romeo, and

Frank, and sisters

Florence Boucher and

Lydia Eller.

The family would like

to express a sincere thank

you to the staff at Somer-

set Court and the staff at

Trinity Homes 3 south for

Yvonne’s excellent care.

Their compassion and

dedication were greatly


Funeral: Tuesday, De-

cember 3, 2019 at 11:00

a.m. at the

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot,


Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot, ND

Visitation: Tuesday, De-

cember 3, 2019 one hour

prior to the service

Memorials: Preferred to

Christ Lutheran Church,

507 17th St NW, Minot,

ND 58703 or donors


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