Delores Mae Fonder, 83, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 at her home.

Delores was born to Leslie and Martha (Yonker) Gravalin on August 19, 1927 in Moorhead, Minnesota.  She grew up in Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead High School.  Delores Gravalin and DeVere Fonder were married in Moorhead on February 14, 1946.  They moved to Fargo and have lived there ever since.  DeVere preceded her in death on March 11, 1988.

Delores loved crafts, crocheting, making afghans and pillows, gardening and trips to the casino.

She is survived by her children, Dale (Lorilee) Fonder, Fargo with their daughter, Christine Narum; Larry (Vickie) Fonder, Fargo with their children, Scott, Jeffrey and Joshua (Bonnie Belanus) Fonder with their son, Berkley Fonder, and Brandt Winterquist; David (Linda) Fonder with their son Jason (Tina) with their daughter, Meadow; Lee Fonder and his 2 daughters, LeAnn and Stacy.

Delores was preceded by her siblings Harvey, Vile, Pearl, Edwin, Erwin "Hod", Jane, Alfred, Raymond, Helen, Herbert and Vilas.

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  1. Brooklyn Park MN
    I was saddened to hear from Diane that Dodie had passed away. I had talked to her before I went to Orlando and she wanted me to call her and tell her about my trip when I returned.
    I send prayers and love to you all! She and my Mom Grace are together now going out to eat and to all the craft shows.
    God’s Blessings to you all!
    Tami Carlson

  2. Fargo ND
    Lee and Dave, I am really sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you family at this time. I used to work at the Canteen at the VA.

  3. Fargo North Dakota
    It is so hard to say good-bye to a dear mother. We hope you can rejoice, though, remembering all the good times and treasuring each and every moment. She gave you many valuable gifts in life and those will always live in your heart. Thank God the Easter promise assures us that death is not the final word.May love surround you, May faith sustain you, may hope encourage you.

  4. West Fargo North Dakota
    I will never forget your mother and dad and you kids. When we were young and the picnics at the parks those were the days. I called your mother back in April to get Buddy’s phone number and I talked to her for at least a half hour or an hour and she sounded the same as she did 45 years ago her mind was perfect. Those were the days. Some day you will all be together again in Heaven and you know she will be waiting for you with open arms. May God comfort you during this very difficult time.

    Love, Jim

  5. Fargo ND
    I am sorry to hear of Delores’ passing. She was my neighbor for many years and I enjoyed our conversations. May she rest in peace.

  6. Mandan ND

    Very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

    Marsha Boehm

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