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Leo Grandbois

June 09, 2011


5-7:00 PM Sunday, June 12 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

9-10:00 AM Monday, June 13 at St Anthony of Padua, Fargo

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM Sunday, June 12 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Funeral Service:

10:00 AM, Monday, June 13 at St Anthony of Padua, Fargo


Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Leo Grandbois

June 09, 2011


Leo S. Grandbois, 80, Fargo, ND died June 9, 2011 at Manor Care Health Service, Fargo, ND.

Leo S. Grandbois, age 80, of Fargo, ND, died on June 9, 2011 at Manor Care Health Service in Fargo.

Leo was a true gentleman, a great husband and a wonderful father.  He cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His friends and relatives will always remember Leo as an honest trustworthy man.

Dad was born July 4th 1930 in Fargo, and grew up on the family farm near Wild Rice, ND.  He attended a country school at St. Benedict’s.

Shortly after attending Hanson’s Auto school he joined Corwin Churchill as a mechanic for 42 years.  He married Delores (Fugere) June 21st , 1950.  Together they raised four children.

Leo’s love of gardening only trumped his card-playing abilities of which he was quick to assure his opponents he never cheated.  Through his passion for gardening, he shared his harvest by canning for family and friends.

He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Parish, and was involved with Boy Scouts of America.  After retirement he enjoyed many winters in Arizona and kept busy hiking, playing shuffleboard and pinochle.

After the death of Delores he married Pauline Cossette April 18, 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; his four children Gary (Claudette) Grandbois, Kathy (Charlie) Ferguson, Cheryl (Steve) Hoffman, Jim Grandbois, and his step-children Gary (Jan) Cossette and Shirley (Jim) Linnertz, brother Marcel (Phillis) Grandbois and sister Shirley (Arnold) Critelli, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Olia (Cossette) Grandbois, wife Delores (Fugere) Grandbois, five brothers and one sister. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society and North Dakota Diabetes Association are appreciated.


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  1. Debbie Ouellette Kroshus says:

    Bismarck ND
    Grandbois family. My deepest sympathy at the passing of your Dad. He truly was a great man. Always had a smile and always had enough time to chat when I would see him out walking by my Dad’s place. I know he will be truly missed and that his friendship with my parents will always be cherished.

  2. Debbie Waxler says:

    Villa Rica Ga My deepest sympathy to all of my cousins and Pauline. I got to spend a lot of time with Leo in These later years visiting and playing cards. He wan’t just an Uncle to me , he was my Godfather who I will sincerely miss. I am thankful for all my memories if him through the years.

  3. Danielle Danielson (Grandbois) says:

    Moorhead MN
    Leo you will be missed! I am so glad I got the chance to meet you over the last two years. I hope you meet up with our family members in heaven and watch over the ones still on earth. Love you

  4. Terry and Barbara Thrailkill says:

    Mesa Az.Gary, Kathy, Cheryl and Jimmie –
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and with Uncle Leo’s wife. He was such a good man through the good and the bad times. I will always remember how supportive he was during Mom and Dad”s illnesses. They are together now, along with your Mom, in a much better place.
    Love – Terry, Barb and Family

  5. Arvilla Larson says:

    Mesa ArizonaSo very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing.
    I remember such a kind and gentle man. My sincere condolences to the family on their loss.



    .Our sincere condolences go to the family of leo. He was a fine man, and will be missed by everyone.
    Sorry i couldnt make it to the funeral. but shirley was there for her beloved brother.
    Again sorry for your loss
    Arnie critelli

  7. E. John Carlson & Brenda Carlson says:

    Oxbow ND
    Dear Granbois Family

    We are traveling in western ND
    and got the news of Leo’s passing the day we left. We regret that we cannot attend any of the services and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you now.

    It was my honor and pleasure to be a neighbor of Leo’s in Prairie Rose and to serve on the city council with him. He was always fair and honest and diligent in his city duties. He had a calm demeanor and a good sense of humor. I always enjoyed seeing Leo and having chats with him in the years following Prairie Rose.

    Long live the memory of Leo Granbois and may he rest in peace after a full and productive life.

  8. Arnie @Shirley Critelli says:

    Prescott AZ
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of leo.
    Saddly i could not make it to see him before his passing, but shirley was there to be with her beloved brother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    We had alot of good times with leo,We too will miss him very much
    Arnie Critelli

  9. John T. Korsmo says:

    Sorry to read about your dad, Gary.

  10. Monica Bolt (Critelli) says:

    Chandler AZ
    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Family during this difficult time.. My memories in the past few years here in Arizona of Leo are how he enjoyed the winter weather here (not there), picking fruit from the trees and you can always count on him and Paulette to host nice dinners– finished of course with sometime type of card game. Man, he always wanted to win and take our hard working money. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Monica & Barry Bolt

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