James Francis LisignoliJames Francis "Fran" Lisignoli, 88, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away quietly Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth, Minn.
James Francis "Fran" Lisignoli, 88, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away quietly Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth, Minn. Fran was born April 20, 1922, in Cloquet to James and Sophia (Rogentine) Lisignoli. Fran enlisted in the Army Air Force on Nov. 2, 1942, and served in Europe, North Africa and England until the end of the war. Fran was a lifelong resident of Cloquet, a faithful member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and an outdoors enthusiast with a passion for fly fishing, hunting and trap shooting.
Fran was preceded in death by his twin sister, Rosemary St. John; sisters, Irma Kuhl and Rita Fagen; his brother, Louis Lisignoli and an infant brother, Paul.
Fran is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Thompson) Lisignoli; daughters, Suzanne (John) McKinney, Rita (Gary) Berg and Mary Fran (Kurt) Werner; his son, James Anthony (Laurie) Lisignoli; 10 grandchildren, Samuel McKinney, Charlie and Natalie Berg, Maria, Anna, James and Julia Lisignoli, and Fred, Grace and Gus Werner.
Fran most enjoyed his time with family and friends. He was loved by them and he will be missed.
We appreciate and thank the excellent staff at the veteran's home in Silver Bay, Bayshore Health Center and St. Mary's Hospice of Duluth.
Services will be held Friday, July 30, with a visitation at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. Memorial Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, with luncheon to follow in the church social hall.
Memorials preferred to Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 4013 Stebner Rd., Hermantown, MN 55811.
The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet, 218-879-3225, to assist them with arrangements. See the online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
July 22, 2010 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.