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Published October 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Stella M. Thorstad

Stella M. Thorstad, 95, Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, October 24, 2013, in the nursing home.

Stella M. Sorenson was born on December 12, 1917, at Grygla, MN, to Henry and Serina (Sands) Sorenson. She grew up and attended school there. She worked as a “hired girl” on farms in Northwood and Hatton, ND, where she met Lloyd Thorstad. She and Lloyd were married on April 24, 1940. They farmed at Clifford, ND, and then moved to Ada, MN, where they continued farming. In 1949, they moved to Fargo, where Stella worked in food service for the Fargo Public Schools.

Stella M. Thorstad

Stella M. Thorstad, 95, Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, October 24, 2013, in the nursing home.

Stella M. Sorenson was born on December 12, 1917, at Grygla, MN, to Henry and Serina (Sands) Sorenson. She grew up and attended school there. She worked as a “hired girl” on farms in Northwood and Hatton, ND, where she met Lloyd Thorstad. She and Lloyd were married on April 24, 1940. They farmed at Clifford, ND, and then moved to Ada, MN, where they continued farming. In 1949, they moved to Fargo, where Stella worked in food service for the Fargo Public Schools.

Her husband of 73 years, Lloyd, died on September 30, 1913.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Avis Koening, Red Wing, MN.

Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by nine siblings.

Funeral: Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., in the Chapel at First Lutheran Church, in Fargo, ND.

Visitation will be one hour before the funeral in the chapel.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

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