Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Roland Mongeon, age 98 of Dunseith, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10:00 am at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith. The celebrant at the mass was the Reverend Father Jeff Eppler. Gail Tastad provided special music. Casket bearers were Jim Mongeon, Bob Mongeon, Bill Mongeon, Mike Mongeon, Josh Johnson and Bill Gottbreht. Burial was at the St. Louis Cemetery at Dunseith.
Roland Mongeon, a son of Pierre and Anna (Grenier) Mongeon, was born on September 1, 1912 in Maryville Township near Thorne, ND. At a very young age, he moved with his parents to Shell Valley Township. He attended school in Shell Valley and later the Notre Dame Academy in Willow City. He lived and worked on his parent’s farm until 1937, when he married Cora Boucher at Thorne. They lived on a farm Northeast of Bottineau until 1944 when they moved to Dunseith. In 1945, they bought a farm South of Dunseith and moved there in 1946. Cora passed away in January of 1966. On August 8, 1970, he married Nora Trembley in Waybury, SK, Canada. They made their home on the farm until moving into Dunseith in 1987. They resided at that home happily for many years. When they retired they enjoyed traveling many places together, and spent their winters in Arizona. He also had time to partake in his many hobbies including golf, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and spending time with his numerous family and friends. He never missed 4:00 coffee at Dale's.
Although he would never say it, he was proud to have been an award winning farmer. He was also a devoted member of the Catholic church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be forever remembered for his unmatched kindness and generosity.
Roland passed away on Tuesday, October, 19, 2010 at a Rugby hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Nora of Dunseith, step daughter, Joan Johnson of Dunseith; brothers, Armand Mongeon of Dunseith, Alfred (June) Mongeon of Rolette and Dennis (Carol) Mongeon of Mandan; sister, Sister Stephanie Mongeon of Ogden, UT; grandson, Joshua (Melissa) Johnson of Bismarck and numerous nieces, nephews and several step children.
In addition to his parents and wife, Cora, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Leo, Adrian and Eugene Mongeon, Janet Evans, Lorena Trimble and an infant brother and sister.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.