Eleanor Marie Hegseth, 97, of Fergus FallsPublished 10:42am Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated 12:48pm Thursday, February 20, 2014
Eleanor Marie Hegseth, 97, of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Broen Home in Fergus Falls.
Eleanor was born on March 17, 1916, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Gilbert and Hilda (Skolrud) Holt. She attended school in Oscar Township and Fergus Falls. After her schooling, she worked as a maid for Dr. Heiberg from 1932 to 1940.
On Nov. 14, 1940, she married Theodore Hegseth. The couple had three children, Kathryn, Theodore and David. From 1971 to 1981, Eleanor worked at the Lake Park Wild Rice Children’s Home.
Over the years, she was an active member of Hedemarken Church, where she enjoyed Ladies Aid and was superintendent of Sunday school. She was also a member of Homemakers, Hospital Auxiliary and Eagle’s Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Theodore; a daughter, Kathryn; a sister, Geneva; brothers, Wallace, Edward, Emmett and one who died in infancy.
Survivors include her sons, Theodore (Judith Ann) Hegseth of Fergus Falls, David (Deborah) Hegseth of Fergus Falls; grandchildren, Susan (Brent) Boisvert, Kaare Hegseth, Erin (Brian) Nurkka, Manda (Tyler) Tumberg, Mali (Matt) Moss and Erik Hegseth; and seven great-grandchildren, Erika, Cagney, Owenn, Wyatt, Tosten, Olivea and Valenten.
Visitation: Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Hedemarken Lutheran Church, Carlisle
Clergy: Rev. Stan Satre and Chaplain Ken Austin
Burial: South Friborg Cemetery, Oscar Township, Carlisle
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls