Millard MonsonMillard Monson, 94, of Hatton, ND passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00pm at Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds, ND. A visitation will be held Friday, November 22, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood, ND. Burial will be held at the ND Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND at a later date.
Millard was born May 22, 1919, the son of Martin and Mina (Offerdahl) Monson. With the exception of his years of military service during WWII, Millard lived all of his life in the home where he was born. This young Norse boy was educated in Union #54 country school where he learned to speak English. He attended Hatton High School and worked on the family farm. Millard later worked in the defense industry, building B-24 bombers for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, just prior to his May 1942 enlistment in the Army Air Corps. During his military service, he was stationed at bases in California and Arizona, receiving his honorable discharge in December 1945.