Dolores Ann Montreuil, 77, of Crookston peacefully passed away September 21, 2013 at home with her family surrounding her. Dolores was born March 15, 1936 near Dorothy, MN, the daughter of Hubert and Mildred (Schultz) Huot. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls in 1954. Dolores was employed by Otter Tail Power Company and later worked for Crookston Water Company, Highland Middle School, and Dahlgren & Co. In 1957 she married Alan Eugene Montreuil of Crookston. They made their life in Crookston and together raised three children, Greg, Sandy, and Renee.
Dolores had a love of nature and enjoyed gardening, going to the lake, and spending time with her immediate and extended family. She had a strong faith and always put God and family first. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, warm smile, generosity, and gentle nature. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Dolores is survived by Alan, her loving husband of 56 years and children Greg Montreuil (Yves Musard) of New York, NY, Sandy (Jim) Novak of Centennial, CO, and Renee (Jon) Brekken of Lakeville, MN; and grandchildren Leah and Ryan Novak and Nick, Ben and Annie Brekken. She also leaves eight brothers and sisters, Bernetta (Adolph) Donarski of Crookston; Lorena (Harry) Nohre of Fertile, MN; Elaine (Larry) Ricard of Beltrami, MN; Genevieve (Bernard) Ricard of Crookston, Leonard “Red” (Darlene) Huot of Red Lake Falls, MN; Eddie Huot of Gilbert, AZ; Wilfred (Pat) Huot of Grand Forks, ND; and Darlene (Bill) Ryan of Vernal, UT; a sister-in-law Gladyce Huot of Red Lake Falls, MN; a brother-in-law Ron Donarski of Crookston, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald “Bud” Huot, a sister Mary Jean (Ron) Donarski, infant sister Marie, half-sisters Stella (Ronald “Sonny”) Kennedy and Lucille (Irvin) Ostlund.
The Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of the life of Dolores Montreuil will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 26th, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller presiding. Visitation will be at Stenshoel-Houske funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 pm, also visitation for one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Dorothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Dorothy, MN.