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Published January 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Alton J. Mjolsness

Alton J. Mjolsness, 84, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, ND. Alton was born December 8, 1928, in Perley, MN, to Nels and Alma (Borgen) Mjolsness. He grew up in Felton and graduated from Felton High School. After serving in the military he returned to Felton and farmed. He took pride in his farm and continued there until moving to Fargo in 1992. Alton enjoyed traveling and especially loved the time spent with family.

Alton is survived by children, Jeni (Greg) Meuwissen of Lakeland, MN, Becky Nelson of Fargo, ND, Jerry (Jean) Mjolsness of Moorhead, MN, JoLyn (Ray) Johnson of Glyndon, MN, Doug (Karleen) Mjolsness of Gyndon, MN, Karen (Mike) Steiner of Isle, MN; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Ann Skaug of Fertile, MN, Betty Thompson of Valley City, ND, Dan (Bev) Mjolsness of Red Wing, MN, Bob (Pat) Melsness of Thousand Oaks, CA, Norma (Bob) Theisen of Billings, MT; brother-in-law, Norbert Fischer of Plymouth, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Alton J. Mjolsness

Alton J. Mjolsness, 84, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, ND. Alton was born December 8, 1928, in Perley, MN, to Nels and Alma (Borgen) Mjolsness. He grew up in Felton and graduated from Felton High School. After serving in the military he returned to Felton and farmed. He took pride in his farm and continued there until moving to Fargo in 1992. Alton enjoyed traveling and especially loved the time spent with family.

Alton is survived by children, Jeni (Greg) Meuwissen of Lakeland, MN, Becky Nelson of Fargo, ND, Jerry (Jean) Mjolsness of Moorhead, MN, JoLyn (Ray) Johnson of Glyndon, MN, Doug (Karleen) Mjolsness of Gyndon, MN, Karen (Mike) Steiner of Isle, MN; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Ann Skaug of Fertile, MN, Betty Thompson of Valley City, ND, Dan (Bev) Mjolsness of Red Wing, MN, Bob (Pat) Melsness of Thousand Oaks, CA, Norma (Bob) Theisen of Billings, MT; brother-in-law, Norbert Fischer of Plymouth, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents; and siblings, Inez Wolf, James Mjolsness and Mary Lou Fischer.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staffs at Rosewood on Broadway, the VA Medical Center and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Interment: Concordia Lutheran Church Cemetery, Glyndon, MN.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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