FUNERAL SERVICES: 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Grace Community Church in Osage, MN with Reverend Paul McKibben officiating.
VISITATION: 5-8:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery in Osage, MN.
SURVIVORS: Her husband, Dale; her 3 daughters: Melissa (Jeff) Donnelly of Elko, MN, Tonia Kind of Burnsville, MN and Katie Kind of St. Louis Park, MN; her 3 grandsons: Jacob, Joey and Luke Donnelly all of Elko, MN; her mother, Lorraine Wright of the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN and a very special aunt, Anne Garrett of Colorado Springs, CO.
GRACE ANNE KIND
October 8, 1949 ~ June 27, 2012
Grace Anne Kind, age 62 of Osage, MN peacefully entered eternity on Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Grace Anne was born on October 8, 1949 in Berkeley, CA to Laurie W. and Lorraine (Chilton) Wright. As a small infant her family returned to the mid-west eventually settling in Moorhead, MN. She attended the Moorhead public schools graduating with the High School Class of 1967. Following high school, Grace Anne went on to attend the Moorhead State University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in just 3 years. Following her graduation in 1970, she taught the 4th grade in West Fargo, ND for 3 years. On July 15, 1971 Grace Anne was united in marriage to Dale Kind in Sisseton, SD. This union was blessed with 3 daughters: Melissa, Tonia and Katie. Following her marriage, the young couple moved to Hudson, MA where they resided for 8 years. In 1981, they moved to San Marcos, CA where they lived until 1989 when they moved to Lakeville, MN. Throughout her working career, Grace Anne was always involved in the education of children. She enjoyed the challenge of instilling the love for learning in the lives of the youngsters she taught. In addition to her career, Grace Anne devoted her life to making a warm and loving home for her husband and daughters. She was a wonderful cook and baker who will be long remembered for her special birthday cakes, Christmas cookies and candy. In 2003, after being diagnosed with an auto immune disease known as Dermatomyositis, Grace Anne was forced to leave education. In that same year she and Dale retired to the Osage, MN area where they made their home on the Mill Pond of Straight Lake. Throughout her entire life, Grace Anne’s faith was actively used in the churches she faithfully attended. She had become a very active part of the Grace Community church of Osage where she and Dale attended. She was an active member of the Osage Lions Club, the Red Hat Society and the Osage Ladies Lunch Group. She also enjoyed attending the Osage Seniors luncheon on Tuesdays. Grace Anne was a very accomplished artist who loved to paint, draw, quilt and make her own greeting cards. She loved the outdoors whether it was swimming in the lake or working in her flower gardens. She loved to play cards and was an avid reader. Above all, Grace Anne dedicated her life to her husband, her daughters and her 3 grandsons who she loved with all her heart.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 41 years, Dale; her 3 daughters: Melissa (Jeff) Donnelly of Elko, MN, Tonia Kind of Burnsville, MN and Katie Kind of St. Louis Park, MN; her 3 grandsons: Jacob, Joey and Luke Donnelly all of Elko, MN; her mother, Lorraine Wright of the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN; very special aunt, Anne Garrett of Colorado Springs, CO; as well as a host of beloved family members and friends.
Grace Anne was preceded in death by her father, Laurie in 1988 and her brother, Joel in 2010.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Grace Community Church in Osage, MN with Reverend Paul McKibben officiating. The organist will be Dorothy Crook. The Grace Community Ladies Quartet will sing “It is Well with My Soul” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. The casketbearers will be her nephews: Tony Kind, Jason Kind, Ron Kind, Ben Boe, Randy Mitzner and Chris Wilkes. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. A luncheon will be hosted for all to attend following the service.