Frances E. Laine

Frances E. Laine, age 79, of Duluth and formerly of Hibbing, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s in Duluth.

She was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Charles and Miriam (Pollard) Farr. She was a graduate of Duluth East High School and Duluth Business University. Fran was united in marriage to Ronald W. Laine on June 11, 1960, at the Endian Methodist Church in Duluth.

Fran worked as the organist and secretary at the St. James Episcopal Church in Hibbing. She was also a Tupperware dealer in Hibbing. She was a member of the Hibbing Alliance Church, and she enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Fran is survived by her children, William (Deanne) Laine of Little Falls, Minn., Timothy (Julie) Laine of Bovey, Minn., John (Lynette) Laine of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Rosemarie (Todd) Paulson of Esko, Minn.; grandchildren, Brandon Shellito, Christopher Laine, Cierra (Brandon) Scharnott, Jacquelyn (Eric) Ketner, Clarissa (Jake) Solberg, Tia (Charlton) Stanley, Miranda Stanfill, Shelby (Jonathan) Stang, Mitchell Paulson, Jordan Laine and Michael Stanfill; Eight great-grandchildren; niece, Shelley (Troy) Flynn; and numerous extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Susan Lewis.

Funeral: Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Hibbing Alliance Church. The Rev. Kevin L. Norton will officiate.

Visitation: Will be held one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Interment: Will be in the Hibbing Park “Maple Hill” Cemetery.

Memorials: Are preferred to the Hibbing Alliance Church or to Big Sandy Camp.

Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Hibbing. To express condolences online please see:

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