MALTA Margaret L. Grabofsky, 89, a homemaker of Malta, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls of natural causes.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Malta Lutheran Church with interment in the Malta Cemetery. Margaret was born March 9, 1918, in Harlem to August and Jenny (Loen) Sveen. She was raised and educated in the Turner area and graduated from Turner High School. She attended Northern Montana College in Havre and received a teaching degree. She taught school at Sunny Slope School between Turner and Loring. Margaret married William Grabofsky on Oct. 3, 1941, on the Sveen family farm near Turner. They lived on their farm and ranch until 1980, when they moved to Malta. Margaret enjoyed her home in Malta. Margaret loved to make pies and bake cookies. She enjoyed doing things for the Malta Lutheran Church. She loved working in her yard and garden and her lovely flowers. Margaret enjoyed painting pictures of roses. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, William Grabofsky; parents; sisters, Ruth Silliker and Augusta Kletzin; and brother, Knut Sveen. Survivors include her children, Gerald (June) Grabofsky of Havre, Willard (Barbara) Grabofsky of Eugene, Ore., and Marilyn (George) Clinger of Great Falls; sister, Eda Simons of Havre; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Malta Lutheran Church. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.