Roxanne M. Parsons-Giangrande, age 51 died Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.
Roxanne Marie was born on July 7, 1969, to Roger and Marjorie (Derby) Parsons in Pipestone, MN. She enjoyed being with her family and taking trips up north. She attended school in Pipestone where she received her diploma. She worked for Fey Industries in Edgerton, MN. She also worked for Larson’s in Brookings and lived there for a time. She then attended Minnesota West in Pipestone, receiving her Massage Certificate which she used while working at Hot Spot. She then helped prevent domestic violence through different means and worked at the Wholeness Center in Flandreau for 17 years. She taught adolescent students at Flandreau Indian School the importance of self-awareness as well as being aware of the signs of domestic violence. Roxanne helped with the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” and also prepared meals and served for the Dakota 38+2. She also drove elders to Sisseton. She loved doing beadwork, baking, listening to music, camping and bonfires, and taking sister-trips. She enjoyed traveling to different places and shopping. Roxanne loved having her children over. She had a giving heart and was always the first to help anyone and stood firmly beside her family. She was a beautiful soul.
Survivors include her three children: Ryan Pritchett of Rochester, MN, and Jade and Ethan Feyereisen, both of Sioux Falls; her mother: Marjorie Parsons of Pipestone; her siblings: Mark Pederson of Pipestone, Kevin (Rose Zephier) Pederson of Flandreau, Cindy Pederson (Rick Moen) of Flandreau, Denise (Chaske) Hill of Sisseton, Christine Wallenburg of Jasper, MN, Leah (Jason Armstrong) Parsons of Flandreau, and Sheila (Dane Winge) Parsons of Pipestone.
She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.
Her funeral service was held Tuesday, September 15 at the Little Feather Indian Center in Pipestone.