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Published November 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gloria J. Nehk

Gloria Jean Nehk, of Fargo, ND, passed away Friday, Nov. 15th,surrounded by her family and friends.

Gloria was born on December 26, 1941 in Moorhead, MN. to Bernard and Eunice (Borseth) Ostrom. Gloria attended elementary and high school in Moorhead. Gloria was surrounded by country music growing up as her father, the Minnesota Woodchopper, had a popular country and western show on KVOX radio. After her family lost her mother, the family moved to Pittsburg, CA. Gloria stayed back to finish her last year of school and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1959. She then joined her family in California and worked at the local newspaper, The Post Dispatch.

Gloria J. Nehk

Gloria Jean Nehk, of Fargo, ND, passed away Friday, Nov. 15th,surrounded by her family and friends.

Gloria was born on December 26, 1941 in Moorhead, MN. to Bernard and Eunice (Borseth) Ostrom. Gloria attended elementary and high school in Moorhead. Gloria was surrounded by country music growing up as her father, the Minnesota Woodchopper, had a popular country and western show on KVOX radio. After her family lost her mother, the family moved to Pittsburg, CA. Gloria stayed back to finish her last year of school and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1959. She then joined her family in California and worked at the local newspaper, The Post Dispatch.

She married Kenneth C. Asplin on Aug. 19th, 1961 in Reno, NV. After moving around with the Air Force, they moved back to the area. Gloria worked at the Pete Dosland Law Office in Moorhead until the family moved to a farm in Fosston, MN where they raised mink, dairy cows, and ran a local restaurant in Gonvick, MN. Later they moved to a farm outside of Georgetown, MN and ran a pig farm and had large vegetable gardens. Gloria taught primary at the LDS church in Fargo and was president of the Georgetown PTA. The family moved to south Moorhead, MN in 1978. Together they had four children, and Gloria worked as a homemaker.

In 1983 Gloria went back to her roots of country music and joined the band Shades of Country playing acoustic guitar and singing. Gloria met Donald Nehk of Fergus Falls in the band, and they began a 10-year friendship that led to their marriage in Fergus Falls, MN on July 23, 1994. Gloria and Donny played in several bands together for 17 years, and traveled all over MN, ND, SD, MT, NE, and NV playing gigs. Gloria and Donny enjoyed taking spontaneous road trips together and in general, just being together and taking care of each other. They were best friends for almost 30 years.

Gloria was an incredible mother to her children and many grand children and great-grand children. She loved baking and cooking for everyone who visited, and she loved playing board games and cards with her grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor, endless patience, and she loved everybody unconditionally. Gloria was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Gloria will be deeply missed by her devoted husband Donny, her children Kenneth E. Asplin, Minot, ND, Debbie (Rodger) Neels, Barnesville, MN, James (Shay) Asplin, Fargo, ND, and Tami Asplin, Fargo, ND, fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grand children, her brothers Bernard (JoAnne) Ostrom, Lincoln, CA, Richard (Donna) Ostrom, Kansas City, MO., and many dear friends. Her parents Bernard and Eunice Ostrom precede her in death.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, Nov. 19th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2502 17th Ave. S., Fargo, ND. Burial will be held at Moorhead Memorial Gardens following the service.

View online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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