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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Obit Marie Gratton

  • Marie Gratton, 91, of Devils Lake, N.D., and formerly of Langdon, N.D., passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center of Devils Lake.
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  • Marie Gratton, 91, of Devils Lake, N.D., and formerly of Langdon, N.D., passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center of Devils Lake.
    Funeral services will be Friday, September 20, 4 p.m., at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Langdon. Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 19 beginning at 5 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Visitation will also take place for one hour before the time of the services at the church on Friday.
    Marie was born January 9, 1922, at home near Wales, N.D. to George and Agatha (Koehmstedt) Riedhammer. She was raised in the Wales/Mt. Carmel, N.D. area. Marie was united in marriage to Arthur Gratton on October 5, 1942, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon. Marie 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.
    Marie is survived by her children: Kenneth (Margaret) Gratton of Devils Lake, Aldena Woolridge of Sedalia, Mo., Claudette (Louis) Franchuk of Dickinson, N.D., 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, N.D;. and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon, is in charge of arrangements.
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