Marilyn Grosz

Aug. 5, 1942-March 21, 2020

Marilyn Jean Grosz, 77,

Minot, ND, passed away

Saturday, March 21, 2020,

at Minot nursing home.

Marilyn Erdmann was

born August 5, 1942, the

daughter of Herbert and

Ida (Huber) Erdmann, in

Richardton, North Dakota.

She was raised and edu-

cated in Turtle Lake, ND

and graduated from Turtle

Lake High School in 1961.

On June 18, 1961 she

married the love of her

life, Robert B. “Bobby”

Grosz at Turtle Lake Luth-

eran Church, in Turtle

Lake, ND. Following their

marriage they moved to

Minot in 1962, at which

time their son Wade was

born. In 1964 they moved

to Minneapolis, MN for a

brief time and their son

Jeff was born.

In 1965, they moved

back to Minot, ND. Mari-

lyn then started working

part-time as a CNA at

Trinity Nursing Home un-

til 1977, when she went

through the Trinity LPN

Nursing Program and gra-

duated from the program

in 1978. She worked

full-time until she was

forced into retirement due

to cancer in 2004 at the

age of 62.

Marilyn was a beautiful

soul both inside and out

to the many people she

touched. She loved and

enjoyed spending time

with her family, especial-

ly her granddaughter Kay-

la, who then blessed her

with two rambunctious

and precious

great-grandsons, Bryson

and Konnor, who brought

her so much joy.

She also cherished and

enjoyed spending time

with the many wonderful

and close friends she had,

the casino trips made,

bingo, the card playing

and the lunch dates, it all

meant so much to her.

She was an avid reader

and enjoyed embroidering

dish towels.

She was a member of

Bread of Life Lutheran

Church, Minot, ND and

was more than happy to

help out when she could.

Surviving family in-

cludes: Husband of 58

years, Robert “Bobby”

Grosz, Minot, ND; son,

Wade (Donna) Grosz,

Minot, ND; grand-

daughter, Kayla (Jason

Thurlo) Grosz, Minot, ND;

great-grandsons, Bryson

and Konnor Thurlo,

Minot, ND; along with

numerous nieces and


Marilyn is preceded in

death by: her mother, Ida

Swanson; stepfather, Ho-

ward Swanson (who

raised her); father, Herbert

Erdmann; son, Jeffrey

Grosz; mother-in-law, So-

phie (Ziegler) Grosz;

father-in-law, Christ

Grosz; numerous brothers

and sister-in-laws, aunts

and uncles.

The Grosz family would

like to thank everyone for

all the prayers and sup-

port through this difficult


Celebrating the Life

Marilyn Grosz (due to the

Coronavirus Pandemic)

A graveside service will

be held on Thursday,

March 26, 2020, at 1 p.m.

at Rosehill Memorial

Park, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers memorials are

preferred to Souris Valley

Humane Society, Bread of

Life Lutheran Church or a

charity of the donors


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