BAXTER — Ethel Mary Ann Gribbon Lange, 73 of Baxter, Minn., formerly of Henning, Minn., died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Gribbon, Luke Baruch, Aiden Baruch, Clay Houselog and Roger Houselog. Active pallbearers are Ryan Eckhoff, Dino Musielewicz, Levi Gribbon, Scott Stewart, Gary Loser and Jon Irish. Interment is in the Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Ethel Mary Ann Tervola was born on March 20, 1938, in Leaf Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minn., the daughter of Richard and Martha (Puranen) Tervola. She attended Dist. 135 and graduated from Henning Public School in 1955. On Feb. 16, 1957, she was united in marriage to Marvin Gribbon., and to this union six children were born. They lived on the Gribbon farm until 1983 when they moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Marvin passed away on June 1, 1988. Ethel and her daughter, Jean, moved to Arizona in 1989. On Jan. 20, 2005, Ethel married Donald Lange and they made their home in Baxter, Minn. Ethel loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. Her hobby was crocheting afghans and she lovingly gave them to numerous friends and her family and as the family grew she made baby afghans for her grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; and a brother: Bill, Ethel is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Michael (Shannon) Gribbon, Anchorage, Alaska, and Thomas (Bea) Gribbon, Minneapolis; daughters, Barbara (Scott) Eckhoff, Henning, Debra (Scott) Gaustad, Tucson, Ariz., Pamela (Robert) Musielewicz, Baxter, and Jean (Michael) Baruch, Tucson, Ariz.; two stepsons, Dale (Charlie) Lange, Oxnard, Calif., and Dana (Liz) Lange, Corona, Calif.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Tervola, Deer Creek, Minn., and Allen Tervola, Wolf Point, Mont.; a sister, Catherine (Gary) Smith, Brainerd, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers send donations to Beads of Courage, a nonprofit organization her daughter, Jean, founded for children with serious illnesses. Ethel volunteered many hours at Beads of Courage.
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