Carol A. Gourneau


Carol Ann Gourneau, 76, of Flandreau, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Riverview Healthcare Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 21, 2024, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Belcourt, North Dakota at 10:00 a.m.
Carol Ann Jeanotte was born September 7, 1947 in Belcourt, ND to Ernest and Clara (Shindler) Jeanotte. She lived in a small country farmhouse with her parents and her 15 brothers and sisters. She graduated from Belcourt High School and later went to Nettleton Business School.
She married her high school sweetheart Ron Gourneau on July 3rd, 1970 in Belcourt ND. She moved to Flandreau, SD in 1974 where she was employed by the Flandreau Indian School. Carol worked as a clerk for the facility management department. She was an early pioneer in helping create a computer system used in Facilities and she traveled the country implementing it.
She was fond of traveling to meet her large extended family of brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews for annual Jeanotte reunions. She loved to travel the world with her husband and sister Marlene (and Kenny). She had a love of wine tasting and perhaps her favorite pastime was drinking coffee and watching the Minnesota Twins.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years: Ron Sr.; her sons: Ron Jr (Sonya) of Dallas, Texas and Jeremy (Tiffany) of Flandreau; her four grandchildren: Saige, Cooper, Quinn and Isabell as well as her sisters, Nora and Marlene, and brothers, Jerry and Darrell.