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Gill Motl

Gill L. (Nash) Motl, 73, of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Baudette, MN, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at her home under the care of hospice. A joint funeral mass for George and Gill will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williams, MN.

Gill was born in Grafton, ND on September 19, 1945 to Clarence and Hazel Nash of Neche, N.D., where she grew up and graduated high school.

Gill married the love of her life, George Motl, on May 16, 1964 in Neche. They made their home in Pembina, ND, where they owned Trustworthy Hardware Store and raise their two daughters.

Throughout her life, Gill operated a ceramic shop in her basement, decorated many wedding and birthday cakes, loved scrapbooking and card making and also loved creating many quilts with the Wabanica Quilters. She also loved fishing on the big lake and playing cards with friends and family.

Survivors include her daughters: Gina (Keith) Hasskamp, Aitkin, Mn; Angie (Tim) Gustafson, East Grand Forks MN; brother, Bill (Loretta) Nash, Sun City West, AZ, niece, Debi; Grandchildren Tyler Gustafson, Matthew (Hannah)Gustafson, Shelby Bateman (Jordan); Great grandchildren Emmitt, Austin, Chase, Avery, Dimitri, and Granddog Anna. (Bow-wow)!

Gill is preceded in death by her husband, George and her parents, Hazel and Clarence.

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Gina, we are so sorry to hear that you're parents have passed. Our prayers are for peace at this very sad time. Hugs to you & your sister

Bill & Sue Fox May 27 2019 12:00 AM

I have many fond memories of Gill and her family. My sympathy to Gina and Angie and their families.

sheila Myrick hague May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Gina, Angie and families, We share your loss of both George and Gill. They were a hardworking couple , both being creative and talented. We enjoyed having them as our friends and will miss them very much. May God bless you and give you comfort in the days ahead. Love from Jerry and Carolee

Jerry and Carolee Mock May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Gill was a kind person. Always happy 2 see you when you walked on the store. Come over to their place for a visit . Going to miss her lots.

Janessa Kern May 19 2019 12:00 AM

I was a nurse at Altru Cancer Center. I got to know and love Gil and George. We would share quilt pictures that we had made.. They were a fantastic couple and will be missed. My prayers to the family for their loss.. God Bless

Phyllis Anderson May 19 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of George and Gill ,my condolences to the family Hetty🙏🙏🙏

Hetty Walker May 18 2019 12:00 AM