Frances Elizabeth Pisk, age 86, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Glendive Medical Center, Extended Care Unit. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with Father Joseph Ponessa officiating. Interment will be held in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Frances Elizabeth Roald was born on March 16, 1925 in Weldon, Montana to Olaf and Elizabeth (Spencer) Roald. She had four sisters and two brothers, Thelma, Nicolene, Maxine, Ethel, Norman and Spencer. Frances moved to Glendive where she attended Dawson County High School graduating with the class of 1943.
Frances met and later married Joe Pisk Jr. on January 2, 1944 in Bloomfield, Montana in the Catholic Church and to this union three children were adopted. Frances along with her husband worked at the Pumping Plant in Fallon, Montana from 1944 to 1948 from 1949 to 1951 they worked for the Art Sime Construction Company and from 1952 to 1963 she and Joe operated a Sugar Beet farm in Fallon. In 1963, Frances and Joe bought a cattle ranch in Prairie County where they remained until 1994 when they sold the ranch and moved to Glendive where she had resided since.
Frances loved her family, which included many nieces and nephews. Family was her first priority in her life after her faith and her deep abiding love for her husband. She was loved by many. Frances loved gardening flowers, crocheting, baking and canning. Anyone who came to visit were welcomed with good food and open arms.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olaf and Elizabeth Roalds; her husband, Joe Pisk Jr. in 2009; infant son, Norman Peter Pisk; three sisters, Thelma, Maxine, and Nicolene; two brothers, Spencer and Norman
Survivors include daughter, Deborah Olson of Alexandria, Minnesota; sons, Douglas and Kristopher (Vicki) Pisk both of Glendive; four grandchildren, Patricia (Greg) Forcier, Joie Schubert, Johnathon Pisk and Nicholas Pisk; four great grandchildren, Courtney Forcier, Ashlynn Forcier, Partrick Forcier and Peyton Forcier; sister, Ethel (Kale) Rogers of Billings, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Published Sept. 21, 2011