Beverly Ann Gronos

June 22, 1929-Sept. 13, 2020

Beverly Ann Gronos, 91

of Williston, passed away

on Sunday, September 13,

2020 at Bethel Lutheran

Nursing & Rehabilitation

in Williston, ND.

Fulkerson Stevenson

Funeral Home of Willis-

ton is assisting the family.

Condolences may be left

on our funeral home web-

site at


Bev was born June 22,

1929 to Harry and Olivia

(Mears) Hillestad in Rug-

by, ND. She was raised

and educated in Knox, ND

and graduated with the

class of 1947. After gra-

duation, Bev started

teaching school at a young


She married James (Jim)

Gronos on September

18th 1948 and lived in

Minot, ND. In 1962, Jim

and Bev moved to New

Town, ND. She was a

homemaker and also

worked beside Jim at Gro-

nos Department Store,

which they owned and

operated. They later re-

turned to Minot where

Jim passed away in Febru-

ary of 1999.

Bev loved the Lord. Her

faith was very strong,

something that was in-

stilled in her by her

parents. She was always

dedicated to the various

churches in the communi-ties in which she lived

and was a member of the

Catholic Daughters of


The love for her family

was very strong and

unending. She valued the

time she spent with her

children, grandchildren


great-grandchildren. Even

though her health started

to decline in her later

years, her motherly in-

stinct was always there.

She also continued to

cook great meals for visit-

ing family and friends.

Bev especially enjoyed

the lake. Jim built a pon-

toon and they spent many

hours on the lake with

family and friends. Her

favorite thing was watch-

ing the beautiful sunsets

on Lake Sakakawea on the

ride back into the New

Town Marina.

Bev entered the Bethel

Lutheran Nursing Home

in Williston in 2015

where she lived until her


Beverly is survived by:

her four children, Greg

(Bev) Gronos of Alexan-

dria, MN, LaDonna (Dan)

Barone of New Town, ND,

Jimmy (Glori) Gronos of

Williston, ND and Jeffrey

(Julie) Gronos of Watford

City, ND; 10 grandchil-

dren, Erik (Jen) Gronos,

Mandi (Randy) Risler, Jes-

si (Tom) Link, Joey (Kate)

Barone, Chris (Sammy)

Barone, Beth (Dave)

Haugsdal, Nick (Peyton)

Gronos, Timmy Gronos,

Olivia and Chloe Gronos;

18 great-grandchildren.

A Private Funeral Mass

will be held at 11:00 AM

on Friday, September 18,

2020 at St. Joseph’s

Catholic Church in Willis-

ton, ND. Fr. Russell Ko-

vash will celebrate the

Mass. Burial will be held

at the Van Hook

Cemetery, New Town,

ND. A Private Rosary Ser-

vice will be held at 6:00

PM, Thursday, September

17, 2020 at the Fulkerson

Stevenson Funeral Home

in Williston.

Visitation will be held

at the Fulkerson Steven-

son Funeral Home Chapel

in Williston, ND on

Thursday, September 17,

2020 from 11:00 AM to

6:00 PM.

Due to Covid 19, we ask

that everyone adheres to

local and state require-

ments for social distanc-


The Funeral Mass will

be broadcast, please fol-

low the link on Beverly’s

service information on

our website