January 30, 1973 ~ March 14, 2017
Maria Gleason (LaCroix) 44, of Fargo ND passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017 due to complications of Diabetes. She was born in Rolla, ND on January 30, 1973, to Gregory and Katherin LaCroix (Nerpel).
She grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated in 1991 from West Fargo High School. Maria took part in many athletic activities. She previously had been an active member of Nativity Catholic Church and choir.
In 2003 Maria married Cory Gleason in Fargo, ND. She was a baker by profession and was employed by Hornbachers’s Supermarket for over 20 years. Her friends and family were eager to indulge in her excellent culinary and baking skills.
Maria was known for her infectious laugh, joyful spirit and innocent and boundless love for others. Maria’s sense of humor touched everyone’s heart.
Her adventurous spirit and passion for life led her to exceed in challenges. In honor of the Water Walkers, Maria completed the Fargo Marathon. She also volunteered for the homeless coalition. Maria too developed skills in the healing arts and became a Reiki Master. Maria established deep friendships and spiritual comraderies by sharing many cultural traditions with others. She loved cultural dances and brought her enthusiasm to many gatherings and events.
She is survived by parents Gregory and Katherin LaCroix (Nerpel), grandmother, Eleanor Nerpel, brothers, Eric and Gabriel, sister, Gina, nephews Zachary, Ethan, and Mathew, nieces Morgan, Nichole, Vanessa and Marissa, plus many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation Prayer Service: Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo Sunday March 26, 2017, 2PM – 4 PM followed by prayer service at 4 PM.
Memorial Service: Nativity Catholic Church Fargo, Monday March 27, at 2:30 PM
Interment: Holy Cross South Cemetery