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Renee Helen Gagnon

Renee Helen Gagnon

February 1, 1956 - June 3, 2024

Renee Gagnon, 68, of Bagley, Minnesota began her journey to everlasting life on Monday, June 3, 2024, surrounded by family, at the Sanford Bagley Medical Center.

Services will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rice Lake Community Center in Rice Lake, MN with Reverend Jackie Bernachi officiating. A wake service will begin on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the Rice Lake Community Center at 4:00 p.m. and continue until the service at the center. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Renee was born February 1, 1956, at Cass Lake, Minnesota, the daughter of William John and Christine Mary (Stevens) Gagnon. Renee was a member of the St. Phillips Episcopal Church and volunteered her time at the community center when she was needed. Renee enjoyed gardening, berry picking, spending time in the woods and being by the water. One of her favorite pass times was enjoying Elder Day at the Casino. Renee enjoyed the outdoors, especially berry picking with Steve and JoAnn. Renee loved her siblings and enjoyed spending time with them. In Anishinabe culture, aunties are second mothers to nieces and nephews. Renee was a second mother to many of her own nieces and nephews and loved them all, just like her own children. She enjoyed her grandchildren and was very proud of them, and loved being around her fur babies. Renee was a storyteller and often finished a story with a big laugh and playful slap. Renee pent 30+ with Steve Hilliard, whom she loved very deeply.

Renee is survived by her spouse – Steve Hilliard of Bagley, MN

Daughter – Mary Gagnon of Mahnomen, MN

Daughter – Kate Adams-Doverspike of Virginia Beach, Virginia

5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren

Sister – Leslie Gagnon of Bagley, MN

Brother – John Gagnon of Bagley, MN

Special sons – Eric "Ponytail" Fasthorse and Dennis Busse Jr.

Numerous nieces and nephews

All her fur babies

Renee was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings – Robert, Shirley, Billy, JoAnn, Dennis, Judy, Louis and Charlie.

Events

Visitation

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

4:00PM

Rice Lake Community Center

13830 Community Loop

Bagley, MN 56621

A wake service will begin on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the Rice Lake Community Center at 4:00 p.m. and continue until the service at the center.

Service

Thursday, June 6, 2024

1:00PM

Rice Lake Community Center

13830 Community Loop

Bagley, MN 56621

A wake service will begin on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the Rice Lake Community Center at 4:00 p.m. and continue until the service at the center.

 

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