Jeanette L. Bessette was born December 7, 1944 on the family farm near Oakwood, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Cecilius and Hellen (Duquette) Bessette. She attended St. Aloysius Academy in Oakwood and helped on the family farm. Jeanette was united in marriage to Clem Petrick. The couple made their home near Oakwood. She worked for the café in Grafton and liked to take care of people who needed help, especially her mom. Jeanette was united in marriage to John Quast on November 16, 1988 in Grafton, North Dakota. The couple made their home on her family farm yard. Jeanette moved to the Park River Good Samaritan Center in February of 2023.
She was a very kindhearted person who loved her dogs. She loved to cook, can vegetables from her garden, knit and sew.
Jeanette is survived by her husband, John Quast, Oakwood, ND; her sons: John (Lori) Petrick, Firestone, CO; Mike Petrick, Fargo, ND; Tim Quast, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Amy and Zack; step-children: Wendy (Gene) Murach, Fargo, ND; Jeff Quast, Watford City, ND; Tiffany Quast, Lisbon, ND; several step-grandchildren and her favorite dog, Cookie. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, ND. Visitation will be on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Oakwood, ND.