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Published February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Orphie (Sollom) English

Orphie (Sollom) English, 101 of Grafton, ND passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

Orphie Sollom was born June 10, 1911 on the family farm near Reynolds, ND the daughter of Norwegian pioneers, Julius T. and Annie (Berg) Sollom. She attended rural school near Reynolds and Central High School in Grand Forks, ND. Following her education Orphie worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Smith. Orphie was united in marriage to William “Buzz” English on June 29, 1938 at the Rosendal Lutheran Church of Reynolds, ND. The couple made their home in Fargo where she worked as a dental assistant. She later worked as a retail clerk for Sears and J.C. Penney’s. Orphie worked as a Claims Adjuster for Blue Cross and Blue Shield retiring in 1974. William passed away in 1994 and Orphie continued to make her home in Fargo until 2007 when she moved to Grafton.

Orphie (Sollom) English

Orphie (Sollom) English, 101 of Grafton, ND passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

Orphie Sollom was born June 10, 1911 on the family farm near Reynolds, ND the daughter of Norwegian pioneers, Julius T. and Annie (Berg) Sollom. She attended rural school near Reynolds and Central High School in Grand Forks, ND. Following her education Orphie worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Smith. Orphie was united in marriage to William “Buzz” English on June 29, 1938 at the Rosendal Lutheran Church of Reynolds, ND. The couple made their home in Fargo where she worked as a dental assistant. She later worked as a retail clerk for Sears and J.C. Penney’s. Orphie worked as a Claims Adjuster for Blue Cross and Blue Shield retiring in 1974. William passed away in 1994 and Orphie continued to make her home in Fargo until 2007 when she moved to Grafton.

She was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church of Fargo. She was active in the Blue Cross Retirement club. Orphie will be remembered for being a loving and devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her children: Sheila (Gary) Cadwallader, Fish Creek, WI; James (Rita) English, Brainerd, MN; Rick (Mary) English, Grafton, ND; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Alice Morwood, brother, Norland Sollom, great granddaughter, Emily Cadwallader and a niece.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Visitation will be Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Rosendal Cemetery, rural Reynolds, North Dakota. In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred to the Rosendal Cemetery Association at 545 1st Ave. NE, Reynolds, ND 58275 or the Lutheran Sunset Home at 333 Eastern Ave., Grafton, ND 58237.

An online guest book is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.

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