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Grace M. Haisley

August 27, 1931 - January 21, 2019

Celebration of Life Service

January 26, 2019
- 2:00 PM with a gathering one hour prior

Our Saviors Lutheran Church Hillsboro, ND


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Grace M. Haisley

August 27, 1931 - January 21, 2019


Grace Haisley, 87, of Hillsboro, ND, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2019 at the Halstad Living Center surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

She was born August 27, 1931 in Verona, ND, the daughter of Ibel and Alsena Nannenga. She grew up in the LaMoure area and attended schools there.

Grace was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Merle Haisley, on September 20, 1952 in Verona, ND. The couple resided in LaMoure, ND and later moved to Hillsboro, ND, where they have lived for the past 59 years. There they raised their 3 children.

Grace worked at Hocking Dental, LaMoure, ND, Hillsboro Elementary School and American Crystal. She was later employed by the Hillsboro Nursing Home in the dietary department until her retirement.

Grace was passionate about cooking and gardening. Her gardening sometimes even got competitive with her neighbors. She also loved being with her family, enjoying the many activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Merle, Hillsboro, ND; children, Gale (Wendy) Haisley, Andover, MN; Gary (Tanzy) Haisley, Detroit Lakes, MN; Elaine (Mark) Erickson, Grand Forks, ND, brother, Fred (Lenoma) Nannenga, LaMoure, ND, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings and a great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 204 E Caledonia Ave., Hillsboro, ND. A reception will be held following the church service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the start of the service. Interment will be held at a later date in LaMoure, ND.


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12 responses to “Grace M. Haisley”

  1. Ruth says:

    Dear Elaine, Mark and family-
    I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Elaine. Your mom was an amazing woman who could do most anything! I can still hear her down-playing a compliment to one of the feats she accomplished, knowing full-well I could never do anything remotely like that! She loved you and your family so much and was so very proud of you all. Prayers for peace for your Dad, your family and your brothers and families. Love, Ruth

  2. Carol Foss Foreman says:

    Gary and family,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom.
    God Bless.

  3. Barbara Gearou says:

    Loved Grace, she was the most wonderful person, an example that we can only aspire to!
    I am so sorry for your loss Merle and family, I can’t imagine! Our world will miss her light!

  4. Deb Miller says:

    Gale and family, Know in your hearts that she is not gone, she is just away and you will see her Avon for eternity. My deepest condolences,

  5. Kevin Cummings says:

    Dear Merle and family,
    We are sorry for your loss and will thinking of you.
    Kevin and Karen Cummings

  6. Debi (Rude) Patterson says:

    So very sorry for your loss! I hope your many wonderful memories will comfort you! Prayers to you all!

  7. Ray and Becky Foss says:

    To Merle and family: We are sorry to learn of Grace’s death. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many. It is a comfort to know where her soul went upon her passing. Take care, Merle; you were such a devoted husband and that was so obvious to those of us that personally know you.

  8. Mary Muhs says:

    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom, Elaine. We are never ready to say good by to our loved ones. You are fortunate you have had her as long as you did. Please give our condolences to Mark, and your 3 special Kids, they all will miss her also.
    May our Precious Lord be with you all and give you strength and peace.
    Much love,
    Bob and Mary

  9. Rick D Weigelt says:

    Merle,Gale,Elaine,Gary so sorry to hear about Your wife- mother.She was a great person..Be strong during these times.( Rick & Joann Weigelt)

  10. Darrel and Julie Miller says:

    Dear Merle and family,
    Our thoughts are with all of you at this time of loss. Grace was a wonderful person, some of our best memories are living next door to you guys. Both of you were like parents to Darrel and I and grandparents to our 3 boys! We always felt blessed to get to know you.
    May Grace’s memory be blessed!

    Sincerely, Darrel, Julie,
    Gannon, Mariah,
    Colton and Tatum Miller

  11. Diane Feigum says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Grace’s passing. I really enjoyed knowing Grace when I moved to Hillsboro years ago. She always had a kind word and with Merle, they were a sweet couple to watch. I will miss her.
    Condolences to Merle and family. Diane Feigum

  12. Alvin Bertsch says:

    Merle and family,
    Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with you and your family with the loss of Grace.

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