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Published July 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

Eileen J. Grommesh

Eileen J. Grommesh, 81, Fargo, ND, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Eileen Jeanette Arndt was born November 17, 1931 in Clinton, MN to John and Iona (Karow) Arndt. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1950. After high school, Eileen lived in Clinton and worked at a bank for several years before moving to Fargo to continue working at a bank. While attending a dance in Fargo, she met her future husband, Paul Grommesh.

Eileen J. Grommesh

Eileen J. Grommesh, 81, Fargo, ND, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Eileen Jeanette Arndt was born November 17, 1931 in Clinton, MN to John and Iona (Karow) Arndt. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1950. After high school, Eileen lived in Clinton and worked at a bank for several years before moving to Fargo to continue working at a bank. While attending a dance in Fargo, she met her future husband, Paul Grommesh.

Paul and Eileen were married on February 6, 1960, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. They settled on the family farm east of Casselton where they raised their six children. Eileen was very involved in her childrens’ activities while they were growing up. She also raised and sold purebred dogs and later in life, enjoyed attending auctions to add to her many collections, including marbles and buttons. She spent many hours cross-stitching baby blankets for all her grandchildren and doing puzzles with Paul.

Paul and Eileen retired from farming and moved to Fargo in 1999. After 50 wonderful years of marriage, Paul passed away in 2010.

Eileen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. A few weeks ago, the entire family was able to spend a beautiful day together at the lake and made memories which they will treasure forever.

Eileen is survived by her six children, Jeff (DeAnn) Grommesh, Casselton, Lisa (Mylo) Erickson, West Fargo, Bill (Adair) Grommesh, Moorhead, MN, Gary (Delores) Grommesh, Casselton, Glenn (Melissa) Grommesh, Casselton, Ralph (Amy) Grommesh, Wilmington, North Carolina; 17 grandchildren: Paul and Katie Johnson and Brett Grommesh, Johanna, Levi and Jeremy Erickson, Peighton and Garrett Grommesh, Shawna, Travis, and Jared Grommesh, Gabrielle, Sydney and Kylie Grommesh, Alex, Max and Riley Grommesh; two sisters, Geraldine Lillehaug, Clinton, MN, Dolores Kashmark, Moorhead, MN; two brothers, Jack (Leila) Arndt, Willmar, MN and Warren (Marilyn) Arndt, Lamberton, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Mass: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton.

Visitation: Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM at the Spirit of Life Center, Casselton and one hour before Mass.

Prayer Service: Tuesday at 7:00 PM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton.

Burial: St. Leo’s Cemetery, Casselton.

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, Casselton, North Dakota, www.westfuneralhome.com.

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