Phyllis BlackPhyllis Black, age 89 of Carrington, ND passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor under the gentle care of their wonderful staff.
Phyllis Louise Brandt was born May 12, 1923, the daughter of Carl and Leona (Gettle) Brandt at their home in Marinette County, Pound, Wisconsin. The family later moved to rural Eddy County North Dakota. The Brandt family lived and farmed at several different locations in Cherry Lake Township, in the Grace City and McHenry area. Phyllis attended rural schools during her elementary years and went to high school at McHenry. Her graduation was prevented when McHenry’s school burned so she completed her final work through correspondence. Following graduation she completed the necessary course work to become a teacher. She taught at several rural schools throughout the area, and after each school year attended Valley City State Teachers College until she earned her standard degree in 1946. She taught at Minto, Juanita and other rural schools until she was united in marriage to Norvin Black on December 9, 1947, at Fargo. They lived first at Grace City and then moved to the family farm near McHenry where they raised their five children.