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January 22, 1941 – Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Service Information
American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave, Mpls
Monday, October 21, 2013
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Amerian Indian Center in Minneapolis
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Beginning at 3:00 P.M.

Francine Embertson age 72 of Minneapolis, MN journeyed to the spirit world on Oct 16th 2013.

Francine was born Jan 22nd 1941 in Redby, MN to Fannie Robertson and Dan Raincloud. An enrolled member of Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. A graduate of Red Lake High School, Class of 1958. Retired from Honeywell after 35 years of employment.

Francine was a very fun, loving and caring person who always had words of encouragement at times when we needed it most. Also known for her bubbly personality and her contagious laugh. An avid league bowler in her younger years . Enjoyed playing slots at the casino. But she most enjoyed spending time visiting with her family and friends. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Preceded in death by late husband: George Embertson ; Parents: Fannie Robertson and Dan RainCloud ; Brothers: Charles Robertson Sr, Robert “Sonny Man” Robertson, George Robertson ; Sisters: Ona Kingbird, Criscynthia Robertson; five nephews and three nieces

Survived by Husband: John Maher Sr ; Brother: Frank (Georgette) Robertson ; Sisters: Mousey Armstrong, Rosalyn (Vince) Keahna, Betty Strong ; Children: Rick Embertson, Randy (Barb) Embertson, Jan Hinkle, John Maher Jr, Damian Martin, Greg Maher, Lora (Jeremy) Loch, and 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren; Aunt: Florine Lafournaise

Visitation with an all night wake will begin at 4pm Sunday Oct. 20th, 2013 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., in Minneapolis, MN and continue until the funeral service.

Funeral services will be held on Monday October 21st, 2013
at 10:30 a.m. at The Minneapolis American Indian Center. John Robertson and Johnson Loud will officiate.

Interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Honorary Pallbearers are Jan Hinkle, Lora Loch, Chris Huth, Vivian Harvath, Gay Kingman, Kathy Robertson, Carmen Oliver, Shirley Oliver, Muriel Thompson, Darv Hildabrandt, “John Joe” Stately

Active Pallbearers are Damian Martin, John Maher Jr, Greg Maher, Vernon Robertson, Conrad Robertson Sr, Jay Robertson, Charles Wind and Charles Mata-Wind; Alternates: Kevin Robertson, Daniel Robertson

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. diane clarie brown

    My dear John Embertson & Robertson family,

    Fran will always be remembered for her loving, caring, laughter, and special ways she lived and gave to all in her life. Through good and no so good times she was always there with encouraging and wise words – as is the Robertson way.

    Be comforted by knowing that Fran’s journey will lead to her loved ones who have already passed on and are there to welcome her. You have many who are and will be watching over you as you continue on this earthly journed. Take care and love.

  2. Renee

    I loved Aunt Fran so much and I will miss her terribly. John, you and Aunt Fran were always so good to me.
    Love, Renee

  3. Anne Marie Dunn

    Francine was always lots of fun. She had a gift of humor and was rich in laughter. She was also kind and generous. When I was in Albuquerque, she came down with my folks to take me home. It was a hoot all the way. I still have a few B/W photos from that journey. She will be missed. Until we all meet again.

  4. Mitalia Feliciano Troche

    We will always remember you with having a smile to share with all those that crossed your path.
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Francine’s death. With sincere sympathy.
    Francine brought so many gifts to our life. She will not be forgotten.


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