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Francine "Franny" Joyce Delorme-Greene (Lohnes)


Francine "Franny" Joyce Delorme-Greene (Lohnes)

April 1, 1973 - May 3, 2019

Francine "Franny" Joyce Delorme-Greene, daughter of Vivian Lohnes and Jesse A. McKay Jr. was born April 01, 1973 of Devils Lake, ND. Francine also known as "Fran or Franny" was raised in the Fort Totten/St. Michael area and received her education at Four Winds Community School. Francine held a number of positons around the Spirit Lake and Devils Lake communities. Among the number of positons she held was working at the Sioux Manufacturing Corporation (SMC), Spirit Lake Casino, and Head housekeeping with Fireside Inn and Suites. Francine earned her carpentry certification at Cankdeska Cikana Community College which lead her to pursue her Contractor License.

Francine had a love for the classic rock music of the 70's and 80's. Her top go to bands were "Motley Crue" "AC/DC" "Ozzy Osborne" and "KISS". In Francine's spare time she enjoyed movies, playing cards and dice, and Skip-Bo.

Francine had a love of adventure and travel from new experiences to cozying up at home. Francine traveled from around North Dakota to Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, California, and Indiana. She enjoyed fixing up her own projects which were related to her carpentry skills. Francine wasn't afraid of a challenge whether it was in the field of construction or her own personal dealing.

Knowing Francine was a blessing to all because of her uplifting spirit. Francine's smile could light up a room putting people in a better mood. She could walk into any place with a big smile and a cheerful demeanor. She had a big heart always ready to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed the company of her grandchildren which she had a way of wilding yet calming them. She enjoyed spending her adult time partying like a rock star. She had a laugh that was contagious with her own unique sassy sarcasm. Some will always remember her as the 80's queen with the love of her "ganja."

Francine left her impression on the hearts of many. In the end it's not the years in her life that count, it's the life in her years.

Francine is survived by her loving family; daughters Antoinette (Craig) Delorme-Nelson, Mary (James) Delorme-McKay, Shacqouia (Shaq) Delorme-Greene, Tawny Greene; mother Vivian Lohnes; brothers Ronald "Ron" Delorme, Anthony "Tony" Delorme, Jesse A. McKay III; grandchildren Veronica, Randal, Aeryus, Liam, Phoenix, Amelia, and LaMina; nephews Jesse McKay IV, Cole Delorme, Caelen and Joran Lohnes; nieces Camille and Cheyenne Delorme, Ray Ann McKay, Jasmine Lohnes; uncles Corby (Arv), Murrey, Kenny, Roger "Busty", Ronald "Ronny" McKay Sr.; aunts Ramona "Mona" (John) Chaske, Lorraine "Josie", Deanna "Anna", Rosita "Zeda" McKay; many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles .

Francine was preceded to the Spirit World by her father Jesse A. McKay Jr.; daughter Dolly Mae Delorme; grandchild Tanner N. delaPaz; uncles Anthony Lohnes Jr., Willis Lohnes, Emerson Redfox-Lohnes, Jerome "Sonny" McKay, Rodney "Cowboy" McKay, Robert "Sox" McKay; aunts Angeline Lohnes, Frances Abraham; niece Felicia Delorme; grandparents Anthony and Mary Lohnes.

If we have forgotten anyone in these hard times we apologize.

Pallbearers: Jesse A. McKay III, Anthony "Tony" Delorme, Ronald "Ron" Delorme, John Lohnes, Corby McKay, Ronald "Ronny" McKay, Chris Nelson Jr. and Waylon "Tug" St. Claire.

Honorary Pallbearers: Mona & John Chaske, Debra Olson, Arvella McKay, Jolleen "JoJo" St. Claire, Rena Lohnes, Barbra Jackson, Billy Klein, Loretta & Glen Delorme, Viola "Cookie" Delorme, Sheila Delorme, Butch Lohnes, Barbra Walkingeagle.

The Wake for Francine will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Tekakwitha Center, St. Michael, ND beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service and Time of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Monday at 4:00 p.m. from City Plaza.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.


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