Grace Black, 78

Grace Yvonne Black, age 78, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Home.

There will be a memorial service Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Grace was born May 16, 1937, in Omaha, NE, to Charles and Ruth (Davidson) Stickney.

She grew up in Omaha, and attended school there.

Grace was married first to Monroe Miles, and they had eight children.

She later married Richard Black, in Omaha, in 1994. They lived for a time in Omaha, then Crystal, MN, followed by Iowa for 12 years, and then back to Minnesota to be near family and friends.

For a time, Grace worked in Plymouth doing housekeeping at Mission Farms.

She enjoyed house cleaning, and flower gardening, and most of all her family.

Grace is survived by her husband, Richard; eight children; a step daughter; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and her brother, Sonny.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruth; and brothers and sisters.

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