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Lenore A. Monson, 90

Lenore A. Monson, age 90 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in the Transitional Care Unit of Grand Forks, ND.

Lenore Arline Monson was born on July 22, 1924 in Kerkoven Township, MN the daughter of Carl and Alma (Grunseth) Swenson.  Lenore grew up on the family farm and graduated from high school in Benson, MN.  Following her high school graduation, she worked in an airplane plant in Minneapolis, MN supporting the war effort during World War II.  On September 25, 1948 she was united in marriage to Joel C. Monson.  They moved to East Grand Forks where they raised their family.  After the children got older, Lenore worked part time for the East Grand Forks School District.  After they retired, they traveled extensively in their Winnebago Motorhome until the first grandchild was born in 1981.

Lenore is a very special mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who thought the world of her family.  She was extremely kind-hearted, loving, faithful, witty and very generous.  She spent a lot of time in kitchens such as the American Legion and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, serving many warm, delicious meals.  She will be dearly missed.

Family members of Lenore include her children, Mary Jo (Robert) Bydal and Dale (MaryAnn) Monson both of East Grand Forks, MN; grandchildren, Emily (Joshua) Ruemmele of East Grand Forks, MN, Dustin (Ann Klinkenberg) Monson of West St. Paul, MN, Nicholas Bydal of Minneapolis, MN and Daniel C. (Kelsey) Monson of Cavalier, ND; great grandchildren, Daryl Monson, Daphnie Monson and Jack Ruemmele along with many nieces, nephew and cousins.

Lenore is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joel and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral Service:  10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1515 5th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Dahl Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN and also one hour prior Funeral Service on Tuesday in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Interment:  Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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