|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1967|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 2010|
From the August 22, 2010 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
PRESTON, Iowa -- Krista L. (Fagerland) Grant, 43, of Preston, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, as a result of a massive stroke.
A celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston, with Pastor Gregory A. Geier officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the church. The Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services, Maquoketa, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born on March 24, 1967, in Maquoketa, daughter of John W. and Evelyn L. (Hoffman) Fagerland. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. She was a 1985 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and received her bachelor of arts degree from Luther College in 1989, with a major in business management and a minor in her other favorite subject, Scandinavian studies.
She married Gene G. Grant on Aug. 12, 1995, at First Lutheran Church, Maquoketa.
Krista began working at the Maquoketa State Bank in 1984 as an MOC student in high school. After graduating from college, she moved to Mankato, Minn., and worked as an FDIC bank examiner until 1991, when she came back to Maquoketa to work at the Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. Krista was chief financial officer for Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. She served on the board of directors of Ohnward Bancshares, Maquoketa State Bank, First Central State Bank and served as chairperson of the Boards of Ohnward Bank and Trust and Gateway State Bank. She also served on the board of the Paul B. Sharer Foundation and Iowa-Midwest Insurance Co., of Des Moines.
Krista volunteered for many community activities and served multiple terms as president of the board of Sunshine Daycare Center. She was a member of the Preston Women's Club and was an active member and Sunday school teacher at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston. She also enjoyed mentoring school children.
She lived her life according to her personal mission statement, "Everyday I will make a positive difference in the lives of everyone I touch." Even in death, she continued to fulfill this mission by being an organ donor.
Krista's family was a very important part of her life, and she loved her children dearly. She enjoyed watching her daughter participate in sports, 4-H and sharing her love of music.
Surviving are her husband, Gene G. Grant, of Preston; a daughter, Marta Grant, at home; her mother, Evelyn Fagerland, of Maquoketa; sisters, Karen (Terry) Slattery and Kendra (Mark) Beck, both of Maquoketa; and two nieces and five nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Fagerland; and her son, Andreas.
Andreas Alexander Grant (2003 - 2003)*
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