Mildred F. SmaalandMildred F. Smaaland, age 82, resident of Aneta, ND, died peacefully at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, on Friday, October 4, 2013 under the care of Altru Hospice.
Mildred Frances Olson was born May 29, 1931 at the McVille Hospital to Oscar and Thelma (Trostad) Olson of Kloten. She grew up on a farm near Kloten. Mildred attended school in Kloten, graduating in 1949 as valedictorian of her class. She then attended Mayville Teachers College. She taught in rural schools, was branch manager for Fuller Brush Company, waitress, nurses aide, and homemaker & home health aide for Nelson County Social Services for 20 years. Mildred married Maynard Smaaland on December 27, 1951 at Kloten. They lived in and near Aneta. Milly was a very loving person. She left a legacy of love, friendship, and hospitality. She loved life, bingo, and playing cards. She will be greatly missed by her children, family, and friends.