Frank Douvier, 92Frank Joseph Douvier, 92, died October 3, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
Frank Joseph Douvier, 92, died October 3, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
Frank was born November 6, 1916 as the first of nine children to Henry and Amelia Douvier in the farming community of Holdingford.
He married Laura Eleanor Pfeffer on July 19, 1949.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Laura; siblings, Andrew, Betty Mensinger and Al; beloved daughter, Deborah Ann Rochon and her husband, David, of Lake Stevens, WA; grandsons, Jeremy, Joe, Jesse and Josh; and five great-grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his siblings, Magdalen, Leo, Loretta, Mary and Julia.
Frank was proud to have honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge, he piloted supply planes from Iceland to Britain for the soldiers. He then worked as a plumber, machinist and welder in his civilian life. Among other accomplishments, he played an important role in the construction of two dams in eastern Washington.
Among his passions were keeping his yard lovely and vegetable garden productive, which was generously shared with friends and family. He also loved tinkering with gadgets and kept their vehicles in perfect working order. Frank thoroughly enjoyed the conversations shared at Sunday dinners around his daughter’s family table. Up into his late 70s, he was still making road trips back to Minnesota to visit his siblings and about 50 nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was read for Frank on Friday, October 9 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Seattle. A private family interment was held at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to St. Vincent de Paul. Please share your memories of Frank with his family at www.wiggenandsons.com.
Arrangements are with Wiggen and Sons Funeral Home in Seattle, Washington.
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