Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Chapel of Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring, MN for Grace Taplett, age 103, who died Thursday at the Assumption Home. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Chapel at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.
Grace was born in Flandreau, SD to Albert and Louisa (Fahnle) Deklotz. She married John “Jack” Taplett on August 5, 1946 in Tyndall, SD. Grace attended the University of South Dakota where she earned her teaching degree. She taught in Estellina, Tyndall and Vermillion, SD, and in Biwabik, MN before retiring from John Clark Elementary School in Rockville, MN after 34 years of teaching 5th grade students. Grace loved the outdoors and could often be found sunning herself by the front entrance of Assumption Nursing Home. Grace also loved to walk the halls and visit with staff, residents and tenants.
Survivors include many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack (2009).