Rosaire J. Amiot, 86, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday morning, September 30, 2021, in Benedictine Community Living of Crookston. He had moved there from his Crookston home of over 50 years this past July 7.

Rosaire was born on January 4, 1935 near Red Lake Falls, MN on the farm of his parents, Omer and Eva (Jolly) Amiot. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church and attended a nearby country school. He worked on the family farm and later for other area farmers. Rosaire and his father spent one winter working on a manufacturing assembly line in Milwaukee, WI. After retiring from farming Rosaire worked in semi-retirement for about 10 years as a maintenance man for his brother, Rod, at Happy Joe’s Pizza Parlor in Crookston. Rosaire’s passion was always for farming and his favorite pastime was fishing the Upper Red at Waskish, MN and Pine Lake near Gonvick, MN.

Rosaire is survived by his 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken and Mary Lou Amiot and Rod and Marilyn Amiot, all of Crookston, MN; sister, Sylvia Grenz of Jamestown, ND; sister-in-law, Carol Amiot of Minneapolis, MN; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Eva; brother, Philip Amiot; brother-in-law, Donald Grenz; and 2 nieces, Sue (Amiot) Majeres and Ona Amiot. May God bless the memory of Rosaire J. Amiot.

Mass of Christian Burial for Rosaire Amiot will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Joe Richards, presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service and the Mass will be livestreamed by logging on to 10 minutes before the scheduled start and clicking on the Rosaire Amiot funeral service prompt. Memorials may be given in Rosaire’s name to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. 

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