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Ernest Gronbeck

April 11, 1925 - December 31, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred N.D.

1-2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 3, 2012 at New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard N.D.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred N.D.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 3, 2012 at New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard N.D.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Ernest Gronbeck

April 11, 1925 - December 31, 2012


Ernest A. Gronbeck, 87, formerly of Leonard, ND, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo.

Ernest was born April 11, 1925 in Leonard, North Dakota to Arnie and Josephine (Vangsness) Gronbeck. Ernest attended Leonard High School. He married Ella Fjelstad at West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Kindred on December 18, 1949. The couple farmed south of Leonard.

Ernie was a great husband, father and grandfather who generously shared his unconditional love. He enjoyed hunting, going to auctions and collecting and restoring antiques. He took pride in raising pigs and cattle and he always had a joke or a story to share.

Ernie is survived by his daughters; Cathryn (Robert) Jostad, Kindred, Sheila (Larry) Goughnour, Fargo, grand-daughters; Lisa Jostad, Kindred, Laura (Larry) Schwab, Fargo, Shari (Lee) Zimbelman, West Fargo, Jackie (Darin) Milbrath, West Fargo, Sally (Marlin) Hildebrand, Winkler, MB Canada, great-grandchildren; Garrett Hildebrand, Zac and Brooke Schwab and Avery Milbrath, siblings; Gladys Walaker, Fargo, Arnold (Darlene) Gronbeck, Moorhead, and Doris Gronbeck, West Fargo, in-laws; Olive Andvik, Moorhead, Alletta (Harlan) Smeby, Kindred, Carl (Zita) Fjelstad, Mesa, and Wallace (Eileen) Fjelstad, Mesa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ella, and siblings, Frank, Arnfred, Eunice and Lucille.

The Gronbeck family would like to give thanks to all the caring individuals at Elim Care and Rehab Center.


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  1. Deb (Olson-Kaatz) Garland says:

    Oakes ND
    Cathy and Sheila, just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Renae Wenner says:

    New Canaan CTOur deepest sympathies to you Sheila and Cathy and your families. We loved Ernie and we loved Ella. Now they are together. Renae and Scott Wenner

  3. Gloria and Duane Reistad says:

    Leonard N DakErnie and I had a mutual love of auctions & antiques and spent many happy hours at sales—sometimes bidding against each other! What a nice gentle man he was with a quiet sense of humor.Hope there are big sales in Heaven. All our sympathy to the family. Gloria and Duane Reistad

  4. Jackie Nygard Stendeback says:

    Carrollton ILUncle Ernie will always be remembered for his great stories and jokes! He will always be in our hearts.

    Sincere sympathies to Sheila, Cathy & family!

  5. Rick Hoy says:

    Fargo ND
    Ernie was a very good man. I cherish the many years of hunting with he and Arnfred. Now they are together again and am sure a couple hunting stories are again being shared. God bless.

  6. George & Karen Kruse says:

    Fargo ND
    Have our deepest sympathy.

  7. Marlowe Gronbeck says:

    God’s Peace and my sympathy! I loved his laugh as he was telling his stories. Fond memories of hunting with Uncle Ernie.
    Love..Marlowe & Ava

  8. Coleen Tietz says:

    Detroit lakes MnCathy, Sheila and Family,
    So very sad to hear about Ernie. So sad, we thought Ernie and Dad were so close to seeing each other again. Want you to know you are all in our prayers. I feel so bad that we won’t be able to be there for the services. We just got to Arizona Saturday night. Sending our love and prayers this sad day.
    Hugs, Coleen and Don

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