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
A shining light, gone too soon! Sending love and prayers to your family and friends! You will forever be missed Maria!!!
I am so very sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Maria and she was always kind.
Greg and family, I am just so sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Toni Gredesky
You tickled my heart Maria, with your enthusiasm for my cooking . Your big giving heart and smiling face will be so missed. Rest in peace my dear sweet niece.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of Maria help you through this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I will miss you always. You carry a piece of my heart. And I guard safe a piece of yours.
I will always cherish your surrender to joy in those ordinary bits of life. Love you always sweet Maria,
Rip cuz. I just meet u 1or2 year ago. On fb ur cuz on my dad side I wish could meet you. Luv our talks. Luv u cuz. Great Spirit ur with.
Kathy, we are deeply sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg, Kathy and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Our prayers are with you.
Gary and Pennie Grenier
I’m so sorry. I wish I could be with you this weekend as you celebrate Maria’s life. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another angel. Hugs and prayers.
So sorry for the loss of your daughter. Sounds like she was a happy encouraging person. Pray God will give you peace at this time.
I will miss seeing your smiling face, my friend! Thank you for the friendship!
Greg and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Taken all to soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these very difficult times as we pray for your healing, as you always remember the good times and the never ending energy for cooking, running in marathons and never found a challenge she couldn’t meet head on and accomplish. Love you Greg!!!
Greg, I’m sorry about the loss of your daughter. I’m sure your looking forward to the day you will see her again in heaven. Aime
Thanks for being one of the most genuine people I have known in all my life. My best friend… we did everything together… birthdays, holidays, fun days, sad days… life just isn’t the same without you. I miss you to the moon and back again. Enjoy the heavens, keep laughing loudly so maybe we will hear you… until I catch up with you there. ♡♡♡ Love you so much!
I will miss seeing your smiling face, my friend!
The last time Maria came to my class she brought snacks to share with everyone. I think that is indicative of the sort of person she always was. Kind and generous, always thinking about other people.