Ashley Ratzlaff

A funeral service was held Monday, October 13, 2014 atLangdon United Methodist Church of Langdon for Ashley Kay “Rabbit” Ratzlaff, 14, of Wales.

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Posted on 10/16/14

She died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Ashley Kay was born December 13, 1999, at Cando to Steve and Denise (Groseth) Ratzlaff. She grew up in the Wales area and was being educated in Langdon where she was currently a freshman in high school. She participated in volleyball, basketball, golf and softball. She played the clarinet, and was on the “A” honor roll. She enjoyed horseback riding, figure skating, hunting, fishing and spending time with her family and friends; which was very important to her. She also enjoyed helping out on the family farm. She loved her pets: Cuddles, Aspen, Jayson, Oreo, Cocoa, Brandi, Doc, Jewel, and Shadow. She was baptized and confirmed at the Langdon United Methodist Church. She was always living life to the fullest and left a smile on everyone’s hearts! She was a spitfire and told it the way it was. She cared deeply for her entire family and all of her friends. Her favorite color was purple which represents strength, spirituality, and healing.

She is survived by her parents, Steve and Denise and sister, Krystal, all of Wales; maternal grandmother, Joyce Groseth, Grand Forks; paternal grandmother, Phebe Ratzlaff, Langdon. Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins: Doug (Cathy) Ratzlaff, Stanwood, Wash.; Erik Ratzlaff, Wash.; Danny and Annie Puskarcik, Edmonds, Wash.; Jerry, Nancy, Dustin and Brock Ratzlaff, Devils Lake; Mike, Tara, and Serena Ratzlaff, Lake Bronson, Minn.; Brenda, David, Jayme Duciaume; Justin, Chloe, and Cameron Duciaume; Jayson, Alisha, Miley, and Jaycob Duciaume, all of Devils Lake; Allen and Cindy Groseth Brazoria, Texas; Nicholas Hover, Thailand.

Preceding her in death were grandfathers, Robert Groseth and Paul Ratzlaff, who welcomed her into their arms at heaven’s gates.

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Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.