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Frances Magnuson

November 5, 1924 — April 28, 2022

Two Harbors

Frances P. Magnuson, 97, of Two Harbors died Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Waterview Shores in Two Harbors.

Fran was born on November 5, 1924 to Louis and Mary Prebil in Chisholm, MN where she grew up and graduated from high school.  She moved to Duluth and attended Duluth Business School, studying clerical work.  It was in Duluth that Fran met Burt Magnuson and they were married June 23, 1951.  Together they made their home in Two Harbors. Fran was employed as a bookkeeper for Community Health Center for 30+ years, retiring in 1986.

In her free time, she enjoyed time with family and friends, reading, Lawrence Welk, and playing cards.  Fran also enjoyed bowling and curling in her younger years.

She was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Burt; sisters Rose, Anne, Mary, and Jessie; and brothers, Tony, Ed, Louis, Joe, and Max.

Fran is survived by daughters, Mary (Robert) Mauss of Austin,TX, and Ann (Ritch) Raycraft of Two Harbors; son, David Magnuson of Cloquet; grandchildren, Kristy Schreiber of Georgetown, TX, Kelley (John) Crutchfield of Georgetown, TX, Katie (Brian) Hill of Duluth and Jennie (Nathan) Benjamin of Superior, and Anthony (Emily) Raycraft of St. Paul; 11 great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Arne Swanson.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Waterview Shores Assisted Living and Nursing Care Facility and Moments Hospice for your compassionate care.  Also thank you to Fr. Steve and the volunteers at the church for arranging the funeral mass and lunch.

Memorials are preferred and will be given to Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Moments Hospice.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Two Harbors.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, May 2, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Spirit Catholic Church-Two Harbors

304 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, May 2, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Spirit Catholic Church-Two Harbors

304 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

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