On Wednesday September 14th, at 5:40pm, Jeanette Marie Proulx (Harris) passed away peacefully at Shoreview Senior Living surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Roger Proulx, her brother Claude Harris, and her children: Michelle Becka, Robert Archambault, Gregory Archambault, Danielle (Kent) McDougall, Samantha Wills, Jacob (Amanda) Proulx, and Candace Webb. She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as dozens of foster children.
Jeanette was born to Harold and Anna Harris on January 1st, 1944 in Moorhead, MN. She had 6 siblings and graduated from Moorhead High School. Some of her favorite memories growing up were times at the family’s lake cabin in the Pelican Rapids area. In her adult years she loved bringing her family to gather there also. She would move to Minneapolis where she worked at Minneapolis Moline and eventually meet Jim Archambault. They would marry and have three children, Michelle, Robert and Gregory. They were raised in Moorhead, MN after Jim and Jeanette’s divorce. Jeanette met Roger Proulx through his sister Judy and they would begin dating in the spring of 1980. They were engaged around the 4th of July and married in November. Then came Danielle, Jacob, Samantha and Candace as well as many children that would call her mom, bonus mom, Miss Jeanette and the like. She loved any opportunity to gather friends and family around a meal, church functions and community events, and after many years of dreaming finally was able to start her restaurant of Minnesota Nice Cafe in Bemidji, MN in 2006. A memorial service has been arranged at Mt Zion Church at 11am on Monday, September 26th. A meal will follow in Jeanette’s honor.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation made in her name to the Northwoods Pregnancy Center of Bemidji or Evergreen Youth & Family Services, two organizations that Jeanette was passionate about supporting.