Marcell Grandbois

marcell grandbois

Marcell A. Grandbois, 84, Fargo passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and surrounded by his family.

Marcell was born July 16, 1931 in St. Benedict, ND to Louis and Olia (Cossette) Grandbois.  He attended country school south of Fargo.  The family moved to Fargo in 1948.  He began working for Fargo Paper in 1950 as a warehouse man.  He was drafted into the Army in 1952.  He served in Korea, where he served for 17 ½ months.  Marcell married Angeline Critelli on May 28, 1952 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Fargo.  The couple made their home in Fargo.  After he was honorably discharged in 1954 he returned to Fargo where he worked for Fargo Paper, later known as Cole Paper, as a warehouse manager.  He retired in 1992.  Angeline died in 1994.  He married Phyllis Mund in December 1998 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo.

Since his retirement he has spent winters in Apache Junction and summers at his cabin on Middle Cormorant Lake.  He enjoyed pinochle and shuffleboard.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sharon (Greg) Jacobson, West Fargo, Debora Waxler, Douglasville, GA, Linda (Tom) Kasowski, Harwood, ND; sister, Shirley Critelli, Prescott, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 5 step-children; and 2 step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Angeline, six brothers and one sisters.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 14, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

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  1. May Marcell have eternal peace and joy with our loving God. Our families go back to the early days of Fargo Paper Co, now Cole Paper Company. We were always so appreciate to have Marcell in Fargo at the warehouse to help us in so many ways get merchandise to Grand Forks. In retirement there were also good times in Arizona. Please know that you his family are in our thoughts and prayers and may his legacy of love live on in all of you.
    Ron and Dolorose Bushy and family

  2. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing–after all you were all Daddys little girls. Phyllis and your
    Dad and Arvilla came over to our house in Apache Junction for supper the last year they were in Mesa–always had a lot of fun times with Marc and your Mom–May he rest in peace!

  3. So sorry to hear of Marcell’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. I have so many memory’s from the days at the lake and all the holidays we had together. When I think of my up bringing and childhood your whole family comes to my mind. He was my god father and a favorite uncle I will miss him dearly. He is among the angels and in a good and better place. I wont say good bye but instead say see you later.

  5. We are so saddened to hear of Marcell’s death. He was always smiling. When we became neighbors at the lake, he and Phyllis were so welcoming and so helpful to us. He will surely be missed by all that knew him, us included. Prayers to you, his family. May he rest in eternal peace.

  6. “Marcell, was such a great guy and great uncle. He had a great sense of humor and always seemed so happy and full of life. He will be missed very much by all of us who knew him.”

    We are so sorry for your loss!

  7. My sympathy to your family on the loss of Marcell. He was a very nice man and whenever I would run into him he always stopped to say a few words. Darlene. (Larry’s former friend)

  8. Sharon, Debbie , Linda and Phyllis
    Very sorry we are unable to be there.
    We will be thinking of you during this
    most difficult time. It is very hard to
    say goodbye to our parents.
    Thinking of all your families
    Adrian and Joyce

  9. Hi Girls, Great to see the super video of uncle Marcell’s journey with all of us. For sure he is already claiming a seat next to Leo for the next card game or shuffle board contest. Only fond memories of your dad and the whole gang. God bless and hang strong with knowing he is on his next journey as well.
    He will forever be remembered as a good man taking great care of all his prized creations. XXOO GG

  10. Sharon, Debbie, Linda, Phyllis,

    So very sorry to hear of Marcelle’s passing and very sorry we could not attend his funeral.

    A life well lived leaves its gentle pattern on the hearts of all…….

    Your dad was a “SUPER” man!!!! Always smiling, so full of energy & gifted with such a wonderful sense of humour. Ernie & I had such fun filled holidays, with your dad and your mom, filled with laughter & fun times!

    Your father had a very “big” heart and absolutely loved life! We will miss him!!

    May fond memories of him comfort you in the days that will follow. We share your grief with you and our prayers are with you…………Ernie & Diane

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