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Muriel Crocker

February 15, 1917 - August 15, 2012


5-7 PM Thursday, August 23, 2012 Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service:

7 PM Thursday, August 23, 2012 Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

2 PM Friday, August 24, 2012 Holy Spirit Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Muriel Crocker

February 15, 1917 - August 15, 2012


Muriel H. Crocker, 95, Fargo, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Sanford Health surrounded by her loving family.

Muriel Helen Crocker was born to Anton “Tony” and Thelma Brazda on February 15, 1917 in Mandan, North Dakota.  She graduated from Mandan High School.  Shortly thereafter, she went to work at the Morton County Courthouse, where she worked for many years.  She met Vernon L. “Len” Crocker and they were married July 3, 1948.  They were married 30 years before his death in 1978.  She loved to hunt and fish in and around the Bismarck-Mandan area as well as go swimming in the Missouri River.

Muriel was very involved at Holy Spirit Church.  She also worked at Holy Spirit School for 37 years as both a substitute teacher and office secretary.  Father Smith often pointed to the principals and said, “They may have the titles, but she’s the one that runs this school.”  Upon her retirement, she stayed active with the church, she enjoyed playing bridge and became involved with Hospice of the Red River Valley.

She always loved spending time at the lakes with her sons and their families.  She especially enjoyed going to Pelican Lake and spending time with the Melicher family.  Lyle was one of her favorite people.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Thelma; husband, Len; and her brother, Art, Carencro, LA.

She is survived by sons, David (Jeanne), Virginia Beach, VA and Mark, Fargo; David’s sons, Ben, Arlington, VA and Eric (Rebecca), Chesapeake, VA; Mark’s sons, Max (Tanya)and Alex.  Also, her favorite little man, Max and Tanya’s son, Domnick, all of Fargo.


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  1. Carol Petersen says:

    Cedar Falls IAI’m Jeanne’s sister and I will never forget the time as a young teenager when I visited Fargo (72 or 73) and ended up becoming very ill. Even though Len and Muriel barely knew me, they ended up taking care of me and “nursing” me for several days and even took me to the doctor. Her kindness to me during that time will not be forgotten. Jeanne must have been working cause I don’t remember her coming to check on me much. :>)

  2. Henry LaBore says:

    Fargo ND
    Muriel was an institution at Holy
    spirit. A woman of many talents
    and one who always spoke her
    mind. My wife and I headed the
    parish “Hearts-of-Gold senior
    parishiners” group for years
    and Muriel was always there
    to help and to give advice.


    Henry (Hank) LaBore

  3. T Alston says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Ninety-five years of life is still much too short. How thankful we are that our grand Creator, Jehovah plans to restore his original purpose and make it possible for all mankind (including our loved ones we have lost in death) to live forever under perfect conditions. (Matthew 6:10 Job 14:14 & 15). Please accept my condolences as you deal with the loss of Mrs. Crocker and contemplate the hope of seeing her once again.

  4. Mary Collins Johnson says:

    Mark & family,

    I have such fond memories of your mother from my days at Holy Spirit & Shanley. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Mary Collins Johnson

  5. Doris Crocker says:

    Moorhead MN
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Muriel. She was a wonderful, strong woman whos life touched many. She was a terrific Grandmother to my children and Great Grandmother to my Grandson.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort and warmth in the memories you hold dear.
    God has added another Angel…Rest in Peace Muriel.

  6. Steve Dargen says:

    Fargo ND
    I always admired Mrs. Crocker from the time I arrived at Holy Spirit in the 6th grade in 1978. She always had a kind heart and carried herself with such dignity. I remember being honored that she asked me to help her with her lawn care one summer. I have often thought of Murial fondly over the years and was very saddened to learn of her passing. I am very glad that God allowed her to grace so many lives for so many years!

  7. Debbie (Ouellette) Kroshus says:

    Bismarck ND
    Mark and family. My deepest sympathy to the Crocker family. Muriel was a wonderful lady and know that my prayers are with all of you.


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