Doris Gronbeck

doris gronbeck
Doris L. Gronbeck, 90, West Fargo, ND formerly, Leonard, ND, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo where she was known as “Happy.” Doris was born January 1, 1925 in Leonard, ND to Bernhard and Cora (Natvick) Sivertson. She was confirmed in Helendale Lutheran Church in 1936. She attended grade school in Helendale No. 3 for 8 years. She graduated from Leonard High School in 1943. She married Arnfred Gronbeck on June 26, 1943 in Moorhead, MN. Doris worked several jobs in West Fargo including at West Fargo Drug. Doris had a love for embroidering. She loved to bake, especially donuts and lefse. She used over 200 pounds of potatoes one winter making lefse. She is survived by her children, Carol Wiskur, Fargo, ND, Marlowe (Ava) Gronbeck, Meriden, CT, Gloria (Steve) Kent, West Fargo, ND, Beverly (Alan) Plummer, West Fargo, ND, Shirley (Lonnie) Rodacker, Fargo, ND, Wayne (DeAnn) Gronbeck, West Fargo, ND; 17 grandchildren; 2 step-grandsons; 30 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Darlene Gronbeck, Moorhead, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnfred; infant sister, sisters, Mildred and Nola, brother, Melvin, sons-in-law, Donald Wiskur, Donald Jones and Brad Mueller.

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  1. Bev and family –

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I feel like I heard a lot about her seeing as my desk isn’t far from your area, Bev. I wish I could have tried her lefse – sounds like she was a pro! You’re in my thoughts during this difficult time.


  2. Such a lovely woman. She will be missed by many. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this difficult time.
    ” Happy ” says so much about her spirit. How fortunate to have shared a life with her. Blessings to all.

  3. Doris was like a second mother to me in my later teens when Bev and I ran around together. She was the nicest lady in the whole world. She will be missed on this earth. Sorry for your great loss

  4. So very sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. She was such a sweetie. Know that she is watching over all of you and that she is making lefse in heaven. They must have needed a new lefse cook up there. She and your dad are once again together. Remember the memories. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and praying for you to be strong.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the family – what a wonderful lady she was with one of the most POSITIVE attitudes I have ever had the pleasure to experience!

    Rest in peace, sweet Aunt Doris!

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