Clarice Mae TosoClarice Mae Toso, 82 of Devils Lake, ND, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away surrounded by her family on March 26, 2011 at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
Clarice Mae Toso
Clarice Mae Toso, 82 of Devils Lake, ND, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away surrounded by her family on March 26, 2011 at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
Clarice Mae Dahl was born in Devils Lake on June 17, 1928 to Conrad and Florence (Vilandre) Dahl. She grew up in Garske and graduated from Webster School in 1946. She attended two years of summer school at Valley City State College and taught school for three years. Clarice was united in marriage to Donald Toso on August 18, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. They remained in Devils Lake, raising seven children. Clarice was employed by Ramsey County and retired from there in 1990.Clarice enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, sewing and working crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Altar Society (St. Patricia Circle), Catholic Daughters and Right to Life.
Clarice is preceded in death by her husband Donald, parents Florence and Conrad Dahl, sister and brother-in-law Florence and Fred Nichols, brothers Curtis and Vincent Dahl, and twin sister Phyllis Vessa.
She is survived by her seven children: Michael (Zuzanna), Jacksonville FL, Ronald (Carla), Lincoln ND, Sharon (James) Hanson, Lakeville MN, Darrell (Janet), Littleton CO, Donna (Steven) Halldorson, Devils Lake ND, Cindy (Troy) Senger, Cando ND, and Scott (Marla Barber) Duluth MN; fifteen grandchildren: Robert (Charlene) Steciuk, Joanna Steciuk, Jennifer Robinson, Keith (Carly) Toso, Lindsey (Pat) Irwin, Kayla (Anthony Lesmeister) Toso, Jessica (Bill) Howden, Travis (Heather Closmore) Hanson, Gretchen Hanson, Lauren Toso, Eddie Toso, Nicholas (Kelly) Halldorson, Alex Halldorson, Shana Halldorson and Haylee Senger; eight great-grandchildren: Nicholas Steciuk, Sydney Steciuk, Taylor Toso, Layah Irwin, Johanna Lesmeister, Ethan Lesmeister, Cole Howden and Aidan Halldorson. Clarice is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Connie and Ken Steffan, sister-in-law Mary Ann Dahl, and brother-in-law Albert Vessa.
Visitation will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Mother Theresa Hall), Devils Lake on Thursday, March 31st from 4-8 p.m. with rosary and scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation on Friday will be at the church for one hour prior to the funeral mass.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Dale Kinzler celebrating the mass. Pallbearers will be her sons and sons-in-law. Music will be provided by Lynn Webster and Kevin Regan, vocalists and JoDee Lagein, organist.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mercy Hospice, Devils Lake ND.
Online guestbook is available at www.dunnigandix.com
Dunnigan Dix Funeral Home, Cando, ND is in charge of arrangements.