Mary E. Monson, age 61 of Grafton, ND passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Unity Medical Center of Grafton.
Mary Johnson was born April 8, 1956 in Drayton, ND, the daughter of the late Glenn and Elizabeth (Harlow) Johnson. She grew up and attended school in Hoople, ND, graduating from Valley High School in 1974. She then attended Aaker’s Business College in Grand Forks. Following her education she moved to Grafton, ND where she was employed at the Walsh County Record and the Lutheran Sunset Home. She was united in marriage to Dennis Monson on October 30, 1982 at the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople. The couple made their home and farmed near Grafton following their marriage.
Mary was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Hoople and a former member of the Hoople American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and canning.
Mary is survived by her husband Dennis, Grafton, ND, children: Wayne (Ashley) Monson, Grafton, ND, Daniel and Joshua Monson, Hoople, ND, 2 grandchildren, sister Lynda (Scott) Kern, Grafton, ND, mother-in-law, Marlene Monson, Grafton, ND, brother-in-laws: Lynn Monson, Fargo, ND and David Brener, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Suzanne Brener.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Hoople. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church for one prior to the service. Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Hoople.