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Friday, July 1, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville

Memorial Service

Friday, July 1, 2022

11:00 AM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville


Francine V. Stephenson

September 1, 1956 - June 25, 2022

Francine V. Stephenson, of St. Paul, was freed from her arduous battle with cancer on Saturday, June 25, 2022.


Born in Moorhead, MN and moving to St. Paul in her childhood, she always felt blessed to have found her best friend, lover, and husband as a teenager. She transitioned peacefully to the immaculately kept North End home where she and Bill raised their three boys.

Francine enjoyed creating a warm, loving home that was known for her amazing chocolate chip cookies (like “Friends” the recipe was on the bag, but no others ever matched her execution – her theory that she added love to achieve the gastronomical delights she produced has never been disproven) and the elegant wall décor (including external garage walls) she used to help make her oasis warm and inviting. Those who visited found the comfort, love, and great company provided made hours go by in mere minutes – and while not invented by her…the “Minnesota Goodbye” was employed to perfection (“just one more, honey”) by Francine.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Verna and Frederick Larson; her beloved twin brother, Freddie; and sisters, Aloha (Waller), Sherrie (Wassick), Maureen (Breiland), and Kristine Larson.


She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Jerod (April), Dustin (Lea), and Cody (Tara); grandchildren, Sebastian (Hannah), Elaina, Gavin, Hailey, Brianna and Louise, sisters, Sondra (Anderson), Jody (Larson), and Wendy Larson-Hickcox (Gary); and brother, Kirk Larson.

Memorial service 11 AM Friday, July 1 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. at County Road B. Visitation at the funeral home from 10-11 AM Friday.

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