Paulette M. Levasseur, 72
Nov. 18, 1949-Jan. 11, 2022
Paulette M. Levasseur, 72, of Sartell, died on Jan. 11. Her funeral will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Levasseur was born on Nov. 18, 1949 in Springfield, MN to Edwin and Edna (Beilke) Arndt. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1967. She attended Worthington Junior College for one year and the University of Minnesota for one year. She began working in the sales department at International Multifoods from 1969-1974, leaving to be a homemaker and daycare provider between 1974-1980. She continued her career at the John G. Kinnard Co. as a sales assistant until 1991 when she started working for PrimeVest Financial Services Inc. where she spent three years on the trading floor as a special projects trader and ran mutual fund operations, eventually leading her to create the Mutual Funds Operations Department and becoming a Mutual Fund Marketing Specialist. In 1999, she moved to a smaller brokerage firm of Nies, Schluchter & Associates, as a sales assistant, trader and the sales and marketing manager while also serving as a financial advisor for her own clients. In 2003, Levasseur furthered her career as a financial advisor for Educators Financial Services Inc., a subsidiary of Education Minnesota Economic Services Inc. before retiring in 2020. She was also the owner/operator of Paulette’s Tax Service.
Levasseur was a passionate volunteer throughout her life as a member of Jaycees Women/Women of Today from 1978-1993, Sauk Rapids Youth Hockey/Sauk Rapids Booster Club from 1980-1993, Sartell Park Board and the Benton County Arena Board. Levasseur also loved sharing the joy her certified therapy dog, Tyler, brought to both patients and staff when she volunteered within CentraCare Health. In addition to her hobbies of reading and cross-stitch, Levasseur enjoyed crocheting so much she started a crochet group at the Sartell Senior Center that made hats and scarves to donate to the homeless or anyone in need. She enjoyed traveling and had a talent of engaging people in conversations, always managing to make a new friend wherever she went. She made an impact on each person she knew and was skilled at finding the good in everyone and the positive in any situation. Levasseur was hardworking and strong-willed, yet friendly and loved to tease and banter.
Survivors include her children: Nicole (David) Wickman of Crystal, Minnesota and Lance (Holly) of Tulsa, Oklahom; grandchildren, Colton and Josephine; sister, Sandie Mielke of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; special friends, Jeff and Barb Meyer; brother-in-law Tasissa Moti; sister-in-law Geraldine (Tom) Rainbolt; former sister-in-law Lisa Arndt; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry; father- and mother in-law, Louis and June; siblings, Geraldine Moti, Douglas Arndt and Lennis “Red” Arndt; sister-in-law, Donna Arndt; and brother-in-law, Richard Mielke.
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