Annabelle Mae  Fransen

Annabelle Mae (Aaberg) Fransen, 88, formerly of Dunkirk, passed Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Great Falls, Mont. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby, Mont.

Annabelle was born April 6, 1932 in Edmore, N.D., to Carl and Florence (Hassett) Aaberg. She married Gust V. Fransen and together they farmed north of Dunkirk. Annabelle was a staunch Democrat and believed that voting was very important. She loved lutefisk and potatoes and baking lefse.

Survivors include daughter, Valerie (Dan) Agnew; son, Carl B. (Cindy) Thrasher; grandchildren, Jessie Trimbach, Julie Agnew, Megan Thrasher, Drew Thrasher, and Ryan Thrasher.

Memorials can be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease at or CM Russell Museum at in Great Falls.

Condolences can be made to Annabelle’s memorial page at