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Obituary: Rose Gjerdevig

Rose Gjerdevig

Rose Gjerdevig, age 96, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, N.D.

Her visitation was Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Rose's funeral service was Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D., with Pastor Fred Kaleva officiating. Special music was by Karla Kaleva. Her burial was at the Carrington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Les Gjerdevig, David Gjerdevig, Mike Rerick, Rob Heinley, Bevin Heinley and Tim Heinley.

Rose Carolyn Gjerdevig was born on March 16, 1928, to Guy and Dora (Peterson) Amoth in Langdon, N.D. She attended rural elementary school in Cavalier County and graduated from Langdon High School. After attending college at Valley City State University, she taught school for two years.

On June 2, 1948, she married Ernest Gjerdevig at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in rural Langdon, N.D. They lived in various places in North Dakota before settling in Carrington in 1959. She worked as a secretary for Social Services in Carrington for 15 years.

After retiring from that position, she started the Rose Garden Floral and Greenhouse, which she owned and operated for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, making jelly to share with others, and baking.

Rose was best known by family and friends for her delicious pie. Making candy baskets to give away at Easter and Christmas gave her a lot of joy, and she looked forward to this every year.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington since 1959, and took care of the flower beds there for 13 years.

She is survived by five children, Faye (Kenneth) Schaubert of Sioux Falls, S.D., Linda Lee of Fargo, N.D., Les Gjerdevig of Carrington, N.D., Roxanne Fougner of Fargo, N.D., and David Gjerdevig of Shakopee, Minn. She is also survived by her sister, Fern Brewster of Moorhead, Minn.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; one brother, Alvin Amoth of Langdon; one sister, Emma Schatzke of Leonard, N.D.; and her parents, Guy and Dora Amoth of Langdon, N.D.

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