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Published February 06, 2014, 12:00 AM

Margaret Aasen

Margaret (Marge) Aasen, 87 of Mayville died peacefully while surrounded by her family on February 4, 2014 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. She was born March 5, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, one of six children to Charles and Elizabeth Ferris.

She met the love of her life, Orlo (Ace) Aasen while he was in the Navy, and stationed in Philadelphia. It was love at first sight, and they were married six weeks after meeting on June 17, 1944. The couple moved to Mayville, ND where they lived for their entire wedded life of 67 years. Marge and Ace wintered in Arizona for 23 years, and spent many fun-filled summers entertaining at Lake Melissa and their backyard pool. Since being surrounded by friends and family brought her great joy, it was here that she was in her element.

Margaret Aasen

Margaret (Marge) Aasen, 87 of Mayville died peacefully while surrounded by her family on February 4, 2014 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. She was born March 5, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, one of six children to Charles and Elizabeth Ferris.

She met the love of her life, Orlo (Ace) Aasen while he was in the Navy, and stationed in Philadelphia. It was love at first sight, and they were married six weeks after meeting on June 17, 1944. The couple moved to Mayville, ND where they lived for their entire wedded life of 67 years. Marge and Ace wintered in Arizona for 23 years, and spent many fun-filled summers entertaining at Lake Melissa and their backyard pool. Since being surrounded by friends and family brought her great joy, it was here that she was in her element.

Marge was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family, her church, and her community and served them all faithfully during her lifetime. She touched the lives of many with her genuine selflessness and compassionate spirit. She was a great listener, and shared countless words of wisdom and offered advice in her straightforward fashion, and typically, she was right. Marge was many things to many people, but above all, she was a disciple of God and demonstrated her faith by example. She was the real deal.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Luther Memorial Home and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their loving care and support of their mother.

Left to cherish her memory are her six children, Bob (Patty) Aasen of Big Lake MN, Ron (Jeanne) Aasen of Burnsville, MN, Jacquie (Gary) Winger of Mayville, ND, Peggy Aasen of Devils Lake, ND, Wendy (Rick) Soholt of Mayville and Pam (Jeff Schaefer) Beck of Grand Forks, ND; 17 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, sister Agnes Bebco of Philadelphia, PA, and sister-in laws Donna Bakkum and Alice Aasen of Mayville ND.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orlo (Ace), infant daughter Pamela Grace, her parents, and brothers -Jim, John, Bob and Charlie Ferris.

Memorials are preferred to First American Lutheran Church, Hospice of the Red River Valley or Luther Memorial Home.

Visitation: Will be 5 - 7 PM with a 7 PM Public Prayer Service on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Luther Memorial Home Chapel and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, ND.

Burial: Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND.

An online guestbook is available at www.bakerfuneral.com.

(Baker Funeral Home, Mayville, ND)

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