Loretta E. Chaput, 87, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, North Dakota. Loretta Evelyn Fortin was born June 19, 1931, in Rolette, North Dakota, to Ernest and Alice Fortin. She was joined in marriage to Ron Chaput on May 30, 1951, in Langdon, North Dakota, and the couple had six children.
Loretta was a woman of faith and supported many charities. She also loved to read, knit, crochet, cross stitch, and bake. Her family particularly enjoyed her scotcheroos, Aunt SallyÃ¢â¬â¢s cookies, homemade bread, and cinnamon rolls. Knitting and crocheting were particularly favorite pastimes of hers and she often sent homemade gifts to her family and friends.
She is survived by children, Paula Lee, Fargo, North Dakota; Nancy (Dan) Baumgartner of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Roger (Cindy) Chaput of Federal Way, Washington; Peggy (Rick) Briganti of Hercules, California; and David (Tracy) Chaput of Fergus Falls, Minnesota; brother, Gene Fortin, of Modesto, California; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Predeceasing her were her parents; her stepfather, Jim Blocker; daughter, Mary; brother, Ted Fortin; great-granddaughter, Courtney Lee.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 30, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla, North Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held July 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla, North Dakota, with internment at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Walhalla, North Dakota.