Age 18 of Crookston, died in auto accident

Gabrielle Lionicia Puente, 18, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Saturday afternoon, October 24, 2009, in an automobile accident near Devils Lake, North Dakota.  Gabrielle was born on June 4, 1991, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was the daughter of Robert Puente and Monica DeLaCruz.  She grew up in Crookston, was baptized in the Catholic faith, and was currently attending Crookston High School.  Gabrielle had recently received her Nursing Assistant Certificate and was going to be working as a CNA.  She enjoyed drawing, spending time with her family, and hanging out with her many friends.  Blessed be the memory of Gabrielle Puente.

Loving family members include her mother, Monica (Santos Arguelles Jr.) Puente of Crookston, MN; brothers, Robert Puente Jr. and Robert Adam Torres Jr., both of Crookston; sisters, Lenelle Puente and Suzanna Puente, of Crookston; grandparents, Maria and Raul Alameda, and Roberto DeLaCruz, all of Crookston, and Sostenes and Maricela Puente of Green Bay, WI; aunts and uncles, Margaret and Christopher Espericueta and Robert and Gloria DeLaCruz, all of Crookston, and Amelia and Theo Sanchez, Luis Puente, Sostenes Puente Jr., Griselda and  Nick Shegonee and Miguel Puente, all of Green Bay; and many other cousins and extended family.  Gabrielle was preceded in death by her father, Robert Puente.

The funeral service for Gabrielle Puente will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 29, 2009, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston.  Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7 pm, with a 7 pm prayer service, and at the church for one hour before the funeral.  Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston.