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Obituary: Florence Gisvold

Florence Gisvold

Florence Gisvold, 92, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, with her family by her side at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D.

Florence's visitation was Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 1:00-7:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m., and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, with Father Reese Weber officiating. Music was provided by Marlene Boyer (organist), Scott Beumer (soloist) and the Sacred Heart Choir. Her burial was at the Carrington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Keith Schroeder, Erick Gisvold, Jason Gisvold, Colby Jones, Derrick Hoff and Drew Schroeder.

Honorary bearers were all of Florence's beloved grandchildren.

Florence Christine Gisvold was born on November 15, 1930, to Edward Fiebiger and Mary Fiebiger (Zimprich) in Cooperstown, N.D. She attended the Jessie area rural school and in 1943 moved with her family to live in Cooperstown, N.D., and attend public school.

Florence worked at the Cooperstown Hotel as a waitress and met her husband Don there. Florence married Don Gisvold on June 26, 1947, at St. George Catholic Church in Cooperstown, N.D. From 1947 to 1958 they lived in Cooperstown and then moved to Carrington.

She worked at the Big Chief Café for Jud and Gen Tracy, the Jack & Jill Grocery Store for the Wenaas family, and the Chieftain Restaurant for the Klein family and Jud and Jen Tracy. Her favorite job was being a waitress!

She loved spending time with all her family. She also enjoyed attending family weddings, her and Don's 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries and trips to Switzerland and Hawaii. Florence had a great personality, one of her favorite sayings was "If you don't like my apples, don't shake my tree!"

She is survived by her two sons, Terry (Linda) Gisvold of Wilton, N.D., and Randy (Robin) Gisvold of Carrington; four daughters, Linda (Roger) Schroeder of Carrington, Debbie Lattes of Englewood, Colo., Cindy (Allen) Hoff of Bowdon, N.D., and Andrea (John) Peters of Junction City, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents; brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Frank, Richard and William; sisters, Mary, Rosa, Martha, Ida and Annie; premature twins; daughter-in-law; Bonnie Gisvold and great-granddaughter, Sydney Ann Gulseth.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.

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