|Xavier Payment, 79|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Xavier Payment, 79, died on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at his home in Gervas Township, Red Lake Falls, following a 33 year battle with leukemia, with his loving family surrounding him.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, November 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, with Father Bob LaPlante presiding. Casket bearers included grandsons, Grandsons: Bryan Berger, Scott Berger, Jason Berger, Dallas Kouril, Daniel Payment and Joshua Parnow. Honorary casket bearers included granddaughters Kryssa Kouril, Amy Knutson, Annie Payment, Amanda Payment, Grace Payment-Espinosa, Jessica and Janessa Parnow. Interment was held at St. Anthony Cemetery, Terrebonne, MN.
Xavier Payment was born August 15, 1925 in Brooks, the son of Ozais and Doria (Fournier) Payment. He was baptized in the Catholic Faith in Brooks, and confirmed in Terrebonne. He attended Bugalo School.
Xavier was united in marriage to Etta LaPlante, April 4, 1945 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Red Lake Falls. The couple farmed east of Red Lake Falls all of their lives. He also worked at Steiger Manufacturing, Falls Equipment, Bradley Motors of Erskine, and 27 campaigns at the American Crystal Sugar Company in Crookston.
Xavier is survived by his wife, Etta; five children: Marlene (special friend, Russell) Murray of Grand Forks, N.D., Joyce (Richard) Kouril of Isanti, Darrell (Cindy) Payment of Red Lake Falls, Lucy Payment of Crookston and Ella (Mike) Inglett of West Salem, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Sheldon (Gloria) Payment of South Milwaukee, Wis., and James Payment of Mentor; one sister, Josephine M. Groom of Zachary, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Duane; and infant daughter, Phyllis.