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Published January 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Margaret Fjelstad

Margaret Alvilda (Trana) Fjelstad, 102, of Fargo, formerly Kindred, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Elim Care Center under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was born on May 19, 1910 in Simcoe, ND to Ole J. and Sophia (Sollid) Trana. She grew up on a farm that her father homesteaded. She graduated from Granville High School in 1928. Following high school, she attended Minot State Teachers College and received her Teachers Certificate. Margaret taught for 5 years at various country schools. On October 29, 1936 she married Joseph Fjelstad at the Stenkjaer Lutheran Church in Simcoe, ND and they remained married for 51 years, until his death in 1987.

Margaret was a very active woman, and participated in many organizations. She was very involved in Ladies Aid, Senior Citizens, and Birthday Club. She had many hobbies including quilting, crocheting, gardening, and playing Bingo. Margaret was the “hostess with the mostest” and loved caring for others. She used this talent to make Christmas a very special time for her loved ones. Margaret was always an optimist and able to remain calm and composed. She loved her grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed attending all of their special events.

Margaret Fjelstad

Margaret Alvilda (Trana) Fjelstad, 102, of Fargo, formerly Kindred, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Elim Care Center under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was born on May 19, 1910 in Simcoe, ND to Ole J. and Sophia (Sollid) Trana. She grew up on a farm that her father homesteaded. She graduated from Granville High School in 1928. Following high school, she attended Minot State Teachers College and received her Teachers Certificate. Margaret taught for 5 years at various country schools. On October 29, 1936 she married Joseph Fjelstad at the Stenkjaer Lutheran Church in Simcoe, ND and they remained married for 51 years, until his death in 1987.

Margaret was a very active woman, and participated in many organizations. She was very involved in Ladies Aid, Senior Citizens, and Birthday Club. She had many hobbies including quilting, crocheting, gardening, and playing Bingo. Margaret was the “hostess with the mostest” and loved caring for others. She used this talent to make Christmas a very special time for her loved ones. Margaret was always an optimist and able to remain calm and composed. She loved her grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed attending all of their special events.

She is survived by her children, Jerome (Carol) Fjelstad, Kindred, ND, Sandra (Orten) Brodshaug, Horace, ND, Gordon (Cheryl) Fjelstad, Kindred, ND, Darrel (Claudia) Fjelstad, Moorhead, MN; her grandchildren, Kari Casas, Diane Kjelstrup, Susanne Brodshaug, Shannon Wallwork, Heidi Brodshaug, Kristin McElmury, Hilary Sjostrom, Annette Nii, Jennifer Komorowski, Zachary Fjelstad, Sarah Atchison, and Gretchen Jilek; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and her grandson, Joel Brodshaug; her parents and 4 brothers.

The family would like to thank Elim Care Center and Hospice of the Red River Valley for taking excellent care of Margaret.

There will be a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Norman Lutheran Church, Kindred, with a visitation one hour prior.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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