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Mamie Rose LaFromboise, age 95 of Maple Grove, MN – formerly Monticello, MN, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2024. Born on September 20, 1928 in Rosebud, South Dakota, Mamie was the cherished daughter of Antoine and Louise (Ross) Cutschall. She took great pride in her Indigenous heritage and was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

She grew up in Mission and Rapid City, and received her education at Rapid City High School before furthering her studies at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Following her education, Mamie moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she embarked on a career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, demonstrating her commitment to serving her community.

In 1955, Mamie was joined in marriage to Joseph LaFromboise in Rapid City. Their union was a testament to love and companionship. Together they built a successful business in home construction, where Mamie applied her skills as a meticulous bookkeeper and showcased her talent for interior design. They made their home in Monticello, MN for several decades.

A passionate traveler, Mamie delighted in exploring new destinations. She particularly enjoyed escaping the cold Minnesota winters with annual trips to Arizona. Her travels also took her to sacred sites where the Blessed Mary had appeared, and she enjoyed her occasional visits to Acapulco with friends.

Despite the passing years, Mamie remained remarkably active; even in her early nineties, she could be found playing a few rounds on the golf course. Her unwavering faith was a cornerstone of her life, and she was a devoted member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She found comfort in community and shared her blessings through volunteer work at the St. Vincent de Paul store.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; parents, Antoine and Louise Cutschall; and brothers, Calvin and Joseph Cutschall.

Mamie is survived by her children, Gary (Laura) LaFromboise, Catherine (Robert) Wright, and Renee (Robert) Freund; grandchildren, Jessica, Antoine, Vanessa, Danielle, and Paige; 5 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at the St. Michael Catholic Church (11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE) in St. Michael, MN. Interment at St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery in Monticello, MN.

Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Mission – Among the Lakota (

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


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  1. Belle Yaffe

    Mamie was one of the most beautiful woman I knew inside and out. I have wonderful memories of her and Gus as they were close family friends of my parents. I’m so sorry I will not be able to attend her funeral as we are out of town. May her memory be a blessing for your family. We will make in her honor.


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