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Grace Faught, 89, Absaraka, ND died on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center, Arthur, ND.

Grace L. Mundt was born on May 4, 1919 at Argusville, ND to William and Laura Mundt. She attended school in Argusville and Amenia, ND graduating from Amenia High School in 1938. While in high school, she was selected as a member of the ND All State Girls Basketball Team. Grace married John W. Faught on October 24, 1941 in Moorhead, MN. They made their home in Absaraka where they ran Faught Mercantile until retiring in 1978. Grace also served as Postmaster in Absaraka for over 30 years.

Grace was an active member of the Absaraka and later Casselton United Methodist Churches as well as the Absaraka Homemakers Club. She served as a 4-H leader for many years mentoring many young girls. She was honored for her service by being inducted into the North Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame in 1993. Grace was always willing to volunteer for community activities and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. She was a volunteer at the Arthur Good Samaritan Center and received the "Volunteer of the Year" award in 2004. Shortly after, she became a resident of the center.

Grace was an avid fan of sports, especially baseball. She supported the Absaraka Little League teams while John was coach and for many years after. She and good friend, Dorothy enjoyed their trips to Fargo to cheer for the FM Red Hawks and rarely missed a game. She loved working in her yard and garden. She was admired for her beautiful roses. Under her care any plant seemed to thrive.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (David) Bennett of Thompson Falls, MT; two grandchildren, Andy and Rochelle Bennett; sisters, Lillian Vaudrin of Sioux Falls, SD and Leona Hodgson of FL; brother-in-law, Roy (Dacotah) Faught of Absaraka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and son, William; and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the West Funeral Home, Casselton, and one hour before the service.
Funeral: Thursday at 10 AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton.
Burial: Wheatland (ND) Cemetery.

Condolences can be sent via westfuneralhome.com

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West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699

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