Grace Haisley

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:15 pm

Grace Haisley, 87, of Hillsboro, N.D., passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2019 at the Halstad Living Center surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Verona, N.D., the daughter of Ibel and Alsena Nannenga. She grew up in the LaMoure area and attended schools there.

Grace was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Merle Haisley, on Sept. 20, 1952 in Verona, N.D. The couple resided in LaMoure, N.D. and later moved to Hillsboro, N.D., where they have lived for the past 59 years. There they raised their 3 children.

Grace worked at Hocking Dental, LaMoure, N.D., Hillsboro Elementary School and American Crystal. She was later employed by the Hillsboro Nursing Home in the dietary department until her retirement.

Grace was passionate about cooking and gardening. Her gardening sometimes even got competitive with her neighbors. She also loved being with her family, enjoying the many activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Merle, Hillsboro, N.D.; children, Gale (Wendy) Haisley, Andover, Minn.; Gary (Tanzy) Haisley, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Elaine (Mark) Erickson, Grand Forks, N.D., brother, Fred (Lenoma) Nannenga, LaMoure, N.D., 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings and a great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 204 E Caledonia Ave., Hillsboro, N.D. A reception will be held following the church service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the start of the service. Interment will be held at a later date in LaMoure, N.D.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wildeman Boulger Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to

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