Muriel RufsvoldMuriel Rufsvold, 93, died Saturday, May 11, at the Veteran's Home in Lisbon, ND. Muriel Melhus was born in Willmar, MN on May 8, 1920. Her family later moved to Minneapolis, where she graduated from South High School. She then attended Augsburg College and Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing to become a registered nurse. Soon after, she served during WWII as an Army nurse in an Evacuation Hospital in the Pacific Theater. December 27, 1947, she married Owen Rufsvold. They lived in Illinois, Minneapolis, and then settled on the family farm in Fort Ransom. She was a nurse at the Lisbon Hospital for 26 years.
She is survived by three children: Philip (Colleen) Rufsvold of Fort Ransom; Janine (Jerry) Stene of Fargo, ND; and Nina (Royce) Aardahl of Sauk Rapids, MN. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ow