Harriet Cronquist


Harriet Cronquist, age 89, of Gilby, ND, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in her home.

Harriet Elizabeth Simmet Cronquist, born February 2, 1932 in Rolla, ND, daughter of Peter Simmet and Yvonne Alexander Simmet.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Clark Cronquist, her parents, a sister Yvonne Simmet, her daughter and son-in-law Sigrid and John Stokke, and her grandson David Cronquist. She is survived by five children; Clark III (Gus), Mary (Peter), Peter (Elaine), Holly (Bob), Andrew (Judy), and a sister Mary Higdem of Kimberly, Idaho, three grandchildren; Laura, Tyler, and Mandy.

Harriet graduated from Gilby HS in 1950 and enrolled in the University of North Dakota where she received degrees in Music, History, and English. She was a piano accompanist for the University’s choral groups and was active in many music groups. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Harriet married Clark Cronquist of Gilby, ND on February 23, 1953. Clark and Harriet lived in Billings, MT for 2 years before returning to Gilby to manage the family farm. Harriet used her talents by being a substitute teacher and was the organist at St. Timothy’s Church in Manvel, ND.

At the request of Harriet there will be a private family service. Burial will take place in the Prairie Home Cemetery of Gilby.


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