Constance Joy OhnstadOhnstad, Constance Joy…loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away March 12, 2013, at the age of 85. Joy is survived by Mons K. Ohnstad, husband of 65 years, Moorhead, MN; Melanie Ohnstad (Philip Friedman) Minneapolis; grandson Jeffrey Garth Ohnstad Ninnemann (Karin) and great grandson Zander Ohnstad Ninnemann, Moorpark, CA; and sister Jean Nelson (Richard), Bismarck, ND.
Joy was born January 8, 1928, to Glenn and Evelyn (Garner) Bauer. She graduated with honors from Austin High School in Chicago and continued her education at Carleton College. After the war she attended St. Luke's School of Nursing in Fargo and Deaconess School of Nursing in Grand Forks earning her registered nurse degree with distinction. She married Mons in 1948. They lived in Sharon, ND, where Joy was the Director of Nursing at the Sharon Hospital.