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Tracy Lutheran Church
Saturday September 24th, 2016
10:00am

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Doris Maas Grinde

Doris (Maas) Grinde, 89, formerly of Walnut Grove and Tracy, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Welstead of Rogers in Rogers, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM on Friday at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Johnsonville Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at www.almlie-horvath.com. The Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy is caring for the family. Doris was born on April 2, 1927, to Adolph and Mabel (Fester) Halvorson in rural Lamberton, Minnesota. Doris was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Highwater Lutheran Church and graduated from Lamberton High School in 1945. Doris attended Minnesota School of Business and worked in Minneapolis for several years. In October 1950, she was united in marriage to Paul J. Maas. They made their home on a farm north of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Doris and Paul were blessed with three children, Charles (Theresa) Maas, Kevin (Madonna) Maas of Sartell, Minnesota and Becky (James) Girard of Maple Grove, Minnesota and six grandchildren: Kelsey Maas of Sartell, Minnesota; Melissa Maas, Bridget Maas, Erik Maas of Sartell, Minnesota and Paul Girard and Jenna Girard of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Doris and Paul shared 26 years of marriage before Paul’s death in November of 1976. In December of 1980, Doris married Vernon E. Grinde at Tracy Lutheran Church. They made their home in Tracy, Minnesota. Doris was blessed to gain Vernon’s three children: Katherine (Rick Parkin) of Bellevue, Washington; Todd (Patti) Grinde of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; and Lee Grinde of Westbrook, Minnesota, five grandchildren: Andy Grinde of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; Katie (Robb) Johnson of Stacy, Minnesota; Jason (Sharon) Parkin of Newcastle, Washington; Erik Parkin and Kristen Parkin of Bellevue, Washington, and five great-grandchildren: Lauren and Drew Grinde of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Landen and Emersyn Johnson of Stacy, Minnesota and Cora Parkin of Newcastle, Washington. Doris and Vernon shared 34 years of marriage before Vernon’s death in January of 2015. Doris proudly served as the Postmaster in Tracy, MN from 1987 to 1992. Doris was a strong and independent individual with an appreciation and understanding of financial matters. Even in her failing health, she was interested and engaged in business discussions. Her children will remember Doris as a strong, intelligent and proud parent who was tireless in supporting and guiding her family. Her sense of humor was keen and just a touch dry. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Mabel Halvorson, her first husband, Paul Maas, her son, Charles Maas, her second husband, Vernon Grinde, brother, Leonard Halvorson, sisters, Amanda Nerem, Irene Logue, and Amy Sackett, as well as several other beloved family members. Doris is survived by her son (Kevin) and daughter (Becky), grandchildren (Kelsey, Melissa, Bridget, Erik, Paul and Jenna) and by her siblings Ed Halvorson of Mesa, Arizona, Darlene Kling of Lamberton Minnesota and Marilyn (Dale) Plugge of Columbus, Nebraska. Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM

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