Annette Grossman, 72, of Horace, passed away on Monday, November 28, at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Annette E. Jewett Grossman was born on January 17, 1939 to Guy and Edith (Anderson) Jewett. She grew up on a farm near Leal, ND. As a young child Annette suffered from polio, and was selected as the Easter Seals poster child for polio awareness. Annette graduated in 1957 from Leal High School. After graduating she attended Valley City State College for 2 years. She worked for Pepsi Cola Company for 42 years as an accountant, starting in Valley City then Fargo, ND. On May 25, 1974 she was united in marriage to Ervin Grossman, in Fargo.

Annette loved spending time with her family especially her nieces and nephews, and enjoyed the lakes, playing bingo, traveling, and she was avid NASCAR and Elvis fan.

She is survived by her husband Ervin Grossman Sr. of Horace; step-son Ervin Jr. (Coreena) of Fargo; granddaughter, Miranda; Brothers: Gordon Jewett (Karen) of Valley City, Kenneth Jewett, of Rogers, ND, Vernon (Doris) Jewett of Audubon, MN, Eugene (Cheryl) Jewett, Rogers, ND; sister: Janice (Gordon) Klein of Eckelson, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a baby daughter, Sarah.

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  1. West Fargo ND
    I remember all the good times we had together, in the family kitchen in Leal, listening to Elvis, making plans for our Saturday nites in VC and cruising around, also our horseback riding together. We had fun. You will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies.

  2. Tappen ndMy condolences goes out to you. I remembered going to the pepsi plant to see Annette with my folks and grandma Jewett.

  3. Henderson NVAs a god daughter, I remember Annette for her fun attitude and warm personality. I wish her family prayers at this time.

  4. Page ND
    Uncle Ervin & Family of Annette.What a lovely lady and she will be missed. Few times I got to see you two I had to give you big hugs. You two were married 5 months afterTom & I and Annette birthday a day after mine. Annette was also a pleasure to talk to.Uncle Ervin you are a special man with a special wife. You two were the meaning of a marriage. Love Your Niece Arlene & Tom Geisthardt

  5. Moorhead MnLarry and I are so sorry for your lost,but you must remember all the years you had and the wonderful times you and your family had togerther.

  6. Valley City ND
    Erv and family. Time passes — Things change — memories live on. My condolences to all of you — Know that you are in our prayers.

  7. Fargo ND
    I am very sorry to hear of Nettie’s passing. I worked with her for quite a few years at Pepsi, she was such a great person to work with and have missed her pleasant smile. I offer my sincerest condolence to the family.

  8. Milton WII remember Annette while meeting her in 1962 while on my 1st wife and I Honymoon. And several other times later. She was a very special gal and Loved to have fun. I give her Loving family my thoughts and Prayers for your loss.

  9. ROWLETT TexasI remember the good times I had many years ago with annette. She will be truly missed. My condolences to the family.

  10. Highlands Ranch COI worked with Nettie at Pepsi in Fargo – she trained me well – I was a bit intimidated at first but soon learned what a great and kind lady she was. After she retired I looked forward to her stopping in the office to pick up her case of Diet Pepsi… was always fun to catch up on the happenings at the lake or hear what the latest project was. I am thankful for having known Nettie. My deepest sympathies to all of her family!

  11. Jamestown ND
    Erv and Family, You have been in our thoughts and prayers this week, Annette was a wonderful person with a lot of will power to do all the things she did. Blessings to you all. Don and Ella Thoms

  12. Alexandria Minnesota
    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Annette’s family in this difficult time. She was always a beacon of light when we were with her. She had the warmest smile each time we saw her. She welcomed our family with a warm and gracious love from her heart. She will be missed deeply as she shines down on all of you on this day. Our deepest sympathy to Irven and the entire family. Glory be to God for giving her to all of us.

  13. Edina MN
    Annette was a wonderful cousin. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. I remember the great visits with her when I was young – always Elvis music playing on the record player in the kitchen, horse back rides, and lots of Pepsi. She will be missed. My sympathy to the family. Love, Debbee

  14. Lynnwood WAAs a cousin, I remember Annette for her fun attitude and how she loved listening to music on the radio. As a child, I enjoyed the trips when my family went to her parents farm. I wish her family prayers at this time.

  15. I have many many fond memories of the fun times we spent together growing up. You were my cousin and my friend. It was always a pleasure to see your smiling face and be with you. You will be truly missed by your family and friends.

  16. GULF SHORES ALMany fond memories of Annette and her Elvis music in the Jewett family kitchen. Best wishes to my cousins. I now live in Gulf Shores Alabama – a wonderful vacation and retirement community. Please plan a visit. All my love, Dale.

  17. You will be dearly missed, Annette, and never forgotten. The world will be a lot less brighter without you here. Thank you for being such a wonderful sister-in-law.

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