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Frances Ann Lee, age 78 of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was born August 23, 1943 in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the daughter of Robert E. and Alice Vera (Smith) Gould.

Frances graduated from Kingston High School with the class of 1961. She worked many years at the family nursery in Buffalo – Rohde’s Garden Center.

Frances was a member of the Northern Star in Buffalo. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, enjoying good times with them.

She was very family oriented and had a funny, but private, personality. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Richard E. Rohde Sr. and Roger Roy Lee Sr.; parents, Robert and Alice Gould; siblings, Mary Ellen Ottem, James Gould; and siblings-in-law, Robert Dworacek, Francis Doane, Valda Gould.

Frances is survived by her significant other, Wayne Houston (her high school sweetheart); children, Richard E. Rohde Jr. (Faith Marie), John R. Rohde (Lisa), Sue Marschel (Jason); grandchildren, Richard (Kate), Trevor, Walter, Madison, Blaine, Kayla (Ben), Justin, Melissa (Kevin), Jamie, Scott, Skyler, Sawyer; great-grandchildren, Bob, Chase, Dakota, Danny, Henry, Emmy, Whitney, Holly, Hazel; step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; siblings, John Gould (Joyce), Roberta Duquette (Richard), Sarah Dworacek, Dorothy Doane, Terence Gould, Teresa Cotto (Chino), Barbara Boss (Bradley) ; and many other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life for Frances is pending.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN. 763-682-1363.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. judy Bertelsen

    Frannie was a good Friend. She always had a smile and good thoughts about everyone and everything. When I needed a Friend to talk too, she always listened. Frannie will be missed. Sending hugs to her family. Your Mother was Special.

  2. Bobbie Lee

    I still can’t believe that she’s gone. Fran was not only my sister-in-law but a friend for life. We had so many fun times together, going to the casino, and just hanging out when we moved just down the street. Since I moved to Florida we’ve only seen each other 3 times, but we’ve had many phone conversations. I’m gonna miss her terribly, and think of her often. My prayers are with you, Rick, and John.

  3. Laura Johnson hann

    So sorry for the loss of Frannie.( aunt frannie ) as I knew her. She was my mom’s my best friend (Lucille) I have fond memories of aunt frannie. Prayers & thoughts to all of her family.

  4. Lisa and Kerry Hodne

    We are heartbroken for John, Lisa, Wayne and the entire family. Frannie was an incredibly kind, thoughtful person with a firecracker personality and infectious laugh.

    We will dearly miss her friendly face, her smile, wave, and drive-by chats.

    Much peace and comfort to the family.


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