MaryAlice Jane Hoffarth was born June 16, 1937, in Maida, ND, to Dominic and Anna (Schuler) Hoffarth. She grew up and went to school in the Maida area. On June 19, 1956, she was united in marriage to Mathias Girodat in Mt. Carmel, ND. They made their home on a farm near Wales where they raised their 11 children, farmed, and had livestock. MaryAlice was very active on the farm, helping with a lot of the outside work as well as providing meals. She and Mathias moved to Langdon in 1986. After moving to Langdon, she did housekeeping at the social services office for many years and at the hospital for about 20 years until she retired. She was currently living at Maple Manor Care Center.
MaryAlice was a caring and thoughtful person. She always was concerned about others, especially her family. She always had a large vegetable garden and did a lot of canning. A meal was always provided to her family and any visitors they had. She enjoyed playing all types of card games with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, altar society, and Christian Mothers.
Surviving MaryAlice are her children: Steve (fiancé Colleen) of New Rockford, ND, Myles (Lynette) of Kindred, ND, Daniel (Leeanne) of Walcott, ND, Carol (James) Hoffarth of Langdon, Dianne (Tom) Trautman of Audubon, MN, David (Carol) Girodat of Hannah, ND, Joan (Weslie) Franchuk of Langdon, Gary of Milnor, ND, Rodney (Laura) of Avon, MN, and Monica (Rick) Anderson of Audubon, MN; grandchildren: Jamie (Keith) Mercer, Christopher Girodat, Amanda (AJ) Cooper, Andrew (Callie) Girodat, Alyssa (Rylan) Gutzmer, Laura (Josh) Enger, Tara (Matt) Braun, Marshal Girodat, Matthew Hoffarth, Elizabeth Dewbre, Marianne (Tom) Berg, Mark (Vincent) Hoffarth, Cynthia (Shayne) Edwards, Nicholas Hoffarth, Anthony “Tony” (Camarie) Trautman, Aaron Girodat, Derek (Katie) Girodat, Madison Girodat (Jared), Benjamin Girodat, Damien (Rachael) Girodat, Megan (Nathan) Stamstad, Cole Girodat, Alexander (Makala) Girodat, Justin Girodat, Seth Franchuk, Kyra Franchuk, and Sam (Matt) Miranda; great-grandchildren: Tayla, Carter, Cameron, Natalie, Lincoln, Chloe, Gabby, Tate, Maleah, Brady, Gabe, Ava, Brandon, Jackson, Addilyn, Camden, Baby G., Daxton, Olivia, Declan, Claire, Kinsley; and sister-in-law Grace Hoffarth. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Mathias; son Bradley; grandson Russell Hoffarth; daughter-in-law Janell Girodat; and siblings: Joseph (Delores) Hoffarth, Gilbert Hoffarth, Eileen (Stanley) Schill, Loretta (Peter) Schill, Margaret (Joseph) Schill, Frances (Cyril) Fischer, Dorothy (Alfred) Johnson, Ronald Hoffarth, and Lorraine (Allen) Girodat.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service at St. Alphonsus Church. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery near Wales, ND.