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Marian Alice Grode, 88, was born into eternal life on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol, South Dakota following a year-long battle with stage IV oral cancer.
Memorial Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Groton, SD. and will be livestreamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Luncheon will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Rectory in Groton and inurnment will be at the Bristol Cemetery in Bristol, SD following the luncheon.
Memorial Visitation will be from 5-6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Groton and will close with a 6:30 P.M. Rosary Service.
Marian was born on April 19, 1933, to Francis Patrick (FP) and Victoria Josephine (Schmit) Prunty at their home outside Andover, South Dakota. Delivered by her father, she was the 10th of 16 children. Marian attended the one room country school and graduated from Andover High School in 1951 and was crowned homecoming queen. Marian graduated from Northern State Teachers College in 1953 with a degree in elementary education. She taught for 2 years at the rural school and then one year at Pierpont, South Dakota in 3rd and 4th grades. Marian married Robert Grode on June 14, 1955, and they had 10 children together whom they raised on a farm in Butler, South Dakota. They moved to a home in Bristol, South Dakota in 2012 and then to the Sun Dial Manor earlier this year. Marian served on the Bristol Cemetery board for 34 years. Marian was constantly learning new skills and had many hobbies including knitting, crocheting, tatting, painting, gardening, preserving, canning, sewing, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her husband and family as well as spoiling her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Marian is survived by her husband, Robert Grode of Bristol, SD; sons: Daniel of Bristol, SD; Loren (Karla) of E. Wenatchee, WA; Keith (Toni) of Katy, TX; Paul of Yuma, AZ; Tom (Tiffany) of Brandon, SD and daughters: Mary Kay of Aberdeen, SD; Sandy (Craig) Lee of Racine, WI; fourteen grandchildren: Travis (Tori) of Fort Collins, CO; Terri (Jeff) Rybicki of Cary, IL; Matt (Lori) of Minneapolis, MN; Emily (Robert) Grode of Lincoln, NE; Cole (Lindsey) of E. Wenatchee; Royce of E. Wenatchee, WA; Kessley of E. Wenatchee, WA; Jayce of E. Wenatchee, WA; Jake of Katy, TX; Lacey Moslemi of Yuma, AZ, Kyle (Ashley) of Phoenix, AZ; Kody (Jordon) Simpson of Yuma, AZ; Reid of Sioux Falls, SD; Chase of Brandon, SD and Quinn of Brandon, SD, and nine great grandchildren; three brothers: Eugene of Bristol, SD; Clarence of San Diego, CA; William (Elizabeth) of Salinas, CA; three sisters: Sister Patricia Prunty of Sioux Falls, SD; Dorothy (John) Meier of Normal, IL; and Theresa (Darell) Evers of Mankato, MN. Marian was preceded in death by three sons: David, Bill and Brent, her parents, three brothers: Robert, Edward, and Thomas Prunty; six sisters: Mary Prunty, Marge Wing, Evelyn Overas, Cecelia (Heinen) Jurgens, Elizabeth (Grode) Gollnick and Ruth Prunty.
Fiksdal Funeral Service Dec 1 2021 12:00 AM
Aunt Marian was a ray of sunshine. Her memory is a blessing to all who knew her. I always smile when I think of her. With you in sympathy and love.
Tom Evers and Erin Sugrue Nov 30 2021 12:00 AM
Grandma was truly a force that left an indelible impression on those who had the privilege of knowing her. We will always be surrounded by her love.
Emily and Bob Graham Nov 30 2021 12:00 AM
With deepest sympathy,
Andover Agtegra Nov 29 2021 12:00 AM
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Chad, Miss Michelle, Brenna Eve, and Porter Johnson Nov 29 2021 12:00 AM
My sincere sympathy,
Much love Stacey Young and Ron Dake Nov 29 2021 12:00 AM
So many wonderful memories of our families together. Our warmest condolences.
Tribute Store Nov 27 2021 12:00 AM
Sandy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you have many memories, as Marion loved her family dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time. Lisa (Morehouse) Blankenship
Lisa Blankenship Nov 26 2021 12:00 AM
Mary and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love from "the girls" - Pam, Mary, Sheri, Julie, Dee, and Tina
Tribute Store Nov 24 2021 12:00 AM
When I graduated from Bristol High School, Marian gave me a picture of myself when I had first communion. I was in a suit and I was standing in the front of church. She was a very nice lady.
Jeffrey S. Harms Nov 24 2021 12:00 AM