Marie Gratton

A funeral service was held Friday, September 20, 2013 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon for Marie Gratton, 91, of Devils Lake and formerly of Langdon.

Marie Gratton

Posted on 9/19/13

She died September 16, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center of Devils Lake.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

Marie was born January 9, 1922, at home near Wales, to George and Agatha (Koehmstedt) Riedhammer. She was raised in the Wales/Mt. Carmel area. She was united in marriage to Arthur Gratton on October 5, 1942, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon. She and Arthur farmed Northeast of Langdon. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church where she was active in the Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society.

She is survived by her children: Kenneth (Margaret) Gratton of Devils Lake; Aldena Woolridge of Sedalia, Mo.; Claudette (Louis) Franchuk of Dickinson; Vincent Gratton of Devils Lake; Julie Gratton of Devils Lake, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers: Frances (Irene) Riedhammer of Langdon and Tony (Arlene) Riedhammer of Grand Forks and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Joan Olson, grandsons Troy Gratton and Shawn Franchuk, two sisters and two brothers.

Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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