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Published November 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Emma Fuglesten

Emma Fuglesten, 97, of Buxton, ND passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks ND, with all of her children at her side.

Emma Olson was born September 2, 1916 in McVille ND, the third of eight children of Paul and Marie (Brun) Olson. She spent her childhood in Hamer ND. She moved to Grand Forks as a young adult where she met and married John Palmer Fuglesten in 1937. John and Emma lived in rural Buxton where they raised their family of 3 daughters and 5 sons.

Emma Fuglesten

Emma Fuglesten, 97, of Buxton, ND passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks ND, with all of her children at her side.

Emma Olson was born September 2, 1916 in McVille ND, the third of eight children of Paul and Marie (Brun) Olson. She spent her childhood in Hamer ND. She moved to Grand Forks as a young adult where she met and married John Palmer Fuglesten in 1937. John and Emma lived in rural Buxton where they raised their family of 3 daughters and 5 sons.

Our Mom was a loving and caring sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend throughout her life. We all appreciated her gentleness, quiet strength, constant support and encouragement. Her family was her greatest joy. She enjoyed making donuts, brown bread, and traditional Norwegian food. Doing picture puzzles, crosswords puzzles, gardening, tending her flowers, and watching the birds were some of her favorite pastimes. Mom spent many wonderful hours playing cards with her friends and neighbors. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies Aide, and the Senior Citizens Center in Buxton. The community of Buxton was her extended family and she had many, many good friends over the years, some who preceded her in death. Emma lived in Buxton until 2012 until she moved to Woodside Village.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Joe Darling (husband of daughter Sonja); Judy Gerszewski of Yuma, AZ, and Carole (Dave) Young, of Walker MN, and her sons and daughters-in-law; John (Loretta) Fuglesten of Detroit Lakes; Glen (Michele Solberg) Fuglesten of Yuma, AZ; Gene (Kathy) Fuglesten of Buxton, ND; Gary (Deb) Fuglesten, Buxton, ND; and Robert (Lorna) Fuglesten of Fergus Fall, MN. Emma has 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great -grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; her 7 siblings; daughter, Sonja Darling of Point Richmond CA; infant son, Palmer; and sons-in-law, Donald Flesche and Phil Gerszewski.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buxton, ND.

Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service in the Historic Norman Funeral Home-Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel, S. Washington St. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday.

Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery North, Buxton, ND

The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com

(The Historic Norman Funeral Home Grand Forks, ND)

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