Ida (St. Germain) RivardIda (St. Germain) Rivard, 81, of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Argyle, MN, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2011 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks ND surrounded by her family.
Ida (St. Germain) Rivard, 81, of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Argyle, MN, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2011 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks ND surrounded by her family.
Ida Stella St Germain was born February 3, 1929 to Esdras and Florida (Hebert) St Germain, rural Argyle, MN. She attended school at Argyle and graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture, Crookston MN. Ida married Bert L. Rivard on January 9, 1946. They made their home in Bigwoods Twp north of Oslo MN where they farmed until 1969. In 1966 Bert and Ida started Rivard's Quality Seeds and moved into Argyle where they lived until their retirement. Bert and Ida spent winters in Mesa, AZ and McAllen, TX and summers at the Northwest Angle Inlet MN until moving to Argyle in 2002. Bert passed away Oct 16, 2002. Ida moved to Parkwood Place at Grand Forks ND Dec, 2007 and to Valley Eldercare in June, 2009 where she received excellent care. Ida was richly blessed by the staff and the residents at Valley Eldercare.
Ida played a very active roll on the family farm providing room and board to farm hands, harvesting peas, hauling sugar beets etc. She especially enjoyed her painting job with Allard and Isabelle Swanson just prior to retirement. Ida found enjoyment in horseback riding, playing cards, golfing, golf cart racing, playing pool, & fishing. Ida made friends easily everywhere she went and she looked forward to each friend and family member's visits with great anticipation. A yearly highlight for Ida was a luncheon with her sisters, which they termed the "Sister's Act."
Left to mourn her passing are her five children and their spouses: Judy (Ken) Schuster, Grand Forks ND; Donna Rae (John) Schreiner, Plymouth MN; Larry (Elaine Kovar) Rivard, East Grand Forks MN; Glenn (Bev Jorgenson) Rivard, Argyle, MN; Brenda (Bill) Swanson, Mesa, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; four sisters: Aurore Bedard , Grand Forks ND; Edwidge Riopelle, Warren MN; Lucille (Alfred) Pokrzywinski, Oslo MN; Theresa (Winton) Knutson, Oslo MN; one brother, Aime (Elaine) St Germain, Argyle MN and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bert; her parents; brothers John and Rolland St. Germain; sisters Delores Dufault Kennedy, and infant sister Ida St. Germain.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Argyle, MN.
VISITATION: Starting at 12:00 PM until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT: In St. Rose Cemetery, Argyle, MN at a later date.
ONLINE REGISTER BOOK: www.duborefuneralhome.com
Memorials may be given to: The Argyle Hope Program; Valley Eldercare or Altru Hospice
DuBore Funeral Home of Warren, MN
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