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“Lori, Jim, Cha, Josh and Family.... My heart hurts terribly for the loss of your Beautiful Hollie. She was a shining treasure. My Big Brother Chad...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Leah Oakes - Erskine, MN

“To Hollies Family, Hollie was an amazing girl...I used to work with her and will always remember her smile! Seemed Hollie was forever smiling! And...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: trina j - western, ND

“Lori,Jimmy & Family , I am real sorry to hear about Hollie I really didnt get to know her because I moved away but I would always have your family...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Shari Sykes Seaton - Maplewood, MN

“Hollie your auntie loves and misses you so much. You were my "Hink" and I was your "Hynder". You were blessed with great family and friends. I am...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Bones, Cha, Lori...so sorry for your loss, and so sorry John and I were unable to attend the funeral today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Hanson - Red Lake Falls, MN

“Dear Fontaine Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you and my thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. ”
6 of 39 | Posted by: Paul H - Eagan, MN

“To the Fontaine family my deepest sympathy goes out to you. Holly was a wonerful person and will be greatly missed. My prayers will always be with...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah Homme - Carver, MN

“I'm praying for your family in your kids She's a wonderful person ”
8 of 39 | Posted by: Crystal - Gafield , MN

“Dear Family- Im so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful mother, nurse, co-woker and friend.Hollie was loved by so many. She will be greatly missed...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: DS

“Jenna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hollie was such a warm and caring mother and she will be missed dearly. She always beamed when...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Deb Fontaine - Grand Forks, ND

“I worked with Hollie at Opticare in Crookston for several years. She was a wonderful person to know. My family would like to extend condolences to...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah Klawitter - Fisher, MN

“Lori and Family, My heart goes out to all of you during this very sad time. Words, well there are none.... just know that I'm sending heartfelt...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Reni Davis - Crystal, MN

“There are no words to describe how I feel after learning of your terrific loss. I've known Hollie since she was born. She was such a beautiful...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Judy Staff-Perreault - Crookston, MN

“May this candle keep shining bright over your family and kids as they go throught this trouble time. The flame will never go out will always be lit...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Stephanie and Lydia - crookston, MN

“~ A candle to light your way, sweet lady ~ Sleep with the angels.....know you were loved..... ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Grace - Climax, MN

“I am terribly saddened to hear of Hollie's death. She was a terrific student - bright, positive, and eager to learn. Hollie was also an inherently...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Margo Colenso, Instructor, NCTC - ND

“I didn't know Hollie well, but I remember her from high school and seeing her at different parties. She was a smiley little firecracker. I was so sad...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah (Desautels) Knap - Auburn, WA

“Hollie was like a sister to me. I'm going to miss her beautiful face and smile but I can feel her spirit from time to time so I know she's watching...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Nydia Narvaez - crookston, MN

“Thoughts and prayers during this very sad time for all who know Hollie. She will be greatly missed. ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Katie and Josh Goodyke - MN

“Hollie had the most contagious smile I have ever seen! When she would talk about Jenna and Carter her face would light up every time. She was an...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Carrie Munn - Climax, MN

“You all are in our thoughts daily. Jenna, Carter, Andy, Cha, all of you! I will always remember Hollie's wonderful smile. ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: Angela, Jeff, Layne & Levi Brekken - MN

“I've known Hollie since she was a teen just starting out her nursing career as a CNA at the Villa, and was so proud of her hard work and...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Barb Narvaez - crookston, MN

“Holly & family I know we were not really friends but I just wanted to say that I grew up as another "hood from the woods" and I remember you and...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Kari (Newhouse) Trudeau - MN

“Dear family,I am deeply sorry for your loss.I have known Hollie for several years and have been fortunate enough to have worked with her at the Villa...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Marva(Blokzyl)Bakken - Crookston, MN

“Hollie was such a beautiful, fun loving soul. I had the pleasure of growing up with her and her brothers Cha and Josh. She loved you all so dearly. I...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Amanda (Holten) Sweetin - Dallas, TX

“Dear Sweet Hollie, Your bright smile would always light up the room. There are just no words to describe the huge loss of your beautiful spirit. My...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Diane Schnedler(Schipper) - MN

“Dear Lori, Thinking of you ALL. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Please know how much you are loved and...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Robin Schultz - Golden Valley, MN

“Hollie, my dear sweet girl....you are loved ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: UB

“I too met Hollie in class last semester and am so sad to hear this news. She was such a beautiful girl. My heart goes out to her loved ones. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Melinda Anderson - Grand Forks

“I am not sure what to say you always had a way with words... I am lucky to have grown up with you threw the years and am honored to call you my...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Shannon - Crookston, MN

“Hollie was so beautiful. She had a great personality, and the biggest smile to go with it. My thoughts and prayers are with Lori, Hollie's children,...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Cindy Ramirez - Crookston, MN

“Hollie will be greatly missed, she had such a beautiful smile and always a positive attitude. Such a sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Janet Brown - Crookston, MN

“Lori, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family. Words just seem so inadequate. My heart just breaks for you. You have been on my...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Sherry Staff-Nelson - Roseau, MN

“Hollie was a great person and Mom. She is going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family, especially her 2 beautiful...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Tanya Mattson

“I met Hollie in my RN classes last year. We were in the same study group so I got to know her as we muddled and struggled through class! I remember...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Linda Bernier - Grand Forks, ND

“Hollie, I wish this didn't happen. I know you didn't mean to do this. You had such a bright future and so many people here that loved you. I wish you...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Nicole Nelson - Grand Forks, ND

“I worked with Hollie.I'm going to miss her and her bright smile so much. my thoughts and prayers go out to her family & friends ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: nicole

“I have so many great memories with Hollie...she was my best friend for 11 years and will always be. Special hugs to my Godbabies and my deepest...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Melissa Violette - Alexandria, MN

“Lori: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Lorri Tucker - Crookston, MN


Hollie Jean (Fontaine) Coauette, 29, of Crookston, MN, died at her home Sunday, August 5, 2012. Hollie was born in Crookston on April 19, 1983, the daughter of James and Lori (Delude) Fontaine. She was raised in Crookston's Woods Addition, which automatically qualified her as one of the "Hoods in the Woods." Hollie was baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and attended Cathedral Elementary School. As a young girl she babysat for many neighborhood families and friends, and at the age of eleven got her first braces on her teeth. They came off in 1997, and what a very happy, very proud young lady she was. The first stop on the way home from the orthodontist's office was to show her grandma Betty, who was quite ill at the time. It cheered them both up! Hollie graduated from Crookston Central High School in 2001. While in high school, she was employed part-time at the Villa St. Vincent. In June of 2003 Hollie and her fiance', Andrew Coauette, moved to Moorhead, where she worked providing care to the developmentally disabled. Later, she and a friend, Lona, decided to become hairstylists, and enrolled at the Academy of Hair Design in Moorhead. On March 3, 2004, Hollie and Andy were blessed by the arrival of their first child, a daughter, Jenna Jean. In May of 2004, Hollie, Andy, and Jenna moved back to their hometown of Crookston, making their first home on Sampson Street. Andy farmed with his family and Hollie returned to the Villa to work as a part-time Nursing Assistant. Hollie and Andy were united in marriage on July 16, 2005 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in a ceremony performed by The Rev. Bill Reck. Their family soon grew to include a son, Carter Anthony, who was born on March 15, 2006. While balancing her life as a busy wife and mom, Hollie continued her employment with the Villa. In 2008 she began working at Opticare in Crookston as an optometric technician. After enrolling in the LPN program at the Northland Community Colleges in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Hollie returned to part-time employment at the Villa. She received her diploma as an LPN in June 2011, which meant taking on new responsibilities as a full-time employee at the nursing home. Hollie was adored by the Villa residents, many for whom she provided very compassionate end of life care. "Everybody who knew Hollie loved her!" was a quote most often heard from her family and friends, and the co-workers who shared in her professional life. Hollie's mission was to help those in need, and she always worried more about others than she did herself. She was presently on course to receive her degree as an RN next spring. She enjoyed playing in the adult women's volleyball league, and spending time at the lake. Hollie was dedicated to her children, Jenna and Carter. They were the passion in her life and her reason for wanting to excel. She will be missed beyond measure. May God bless the memory of Hollie Jean Coauette. Left to mourn her passing are Hollie's children, Jenna Jean (8) and Carter Anthony (6), and their father, Andrew Coauette of Crookston, MN; her parents, James and Lori Fontaine of Crookston; two brothers, Cha Michael Delude of Crookston and his sons, Cole Michael and Dalton Michael, and Joshua James "Bones" Fontaine of Crookston and his children, Elizabeth Jean and Dylan Dean, and special friend, Angela Stroot. Hollie is also survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald and Betty Fontaine, and Clarence and Audrey Delude; an aunt, Sherry King; and a cousin, Jeffrey Burke. A Memorial Mass for Hollie Jean Fontaine Coauette will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with Msgr. David Baumgartner, presiding. A remembrance of Hollie will be shared by The Rev. Bill Reck. Visitation with the family will be at the Cathedral on Friday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Memorials may be designated to Hollie's family. .

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