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Yvonne Mae Nordbo

Yvonne Mae Nordbo, 86, of Northwood, N.D. died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at the Deaconess Health Center in Northwood.

She was born April 24, 1922 in Primrose Township to Edward and Emma (Eide) Evenson. She was baptized on June 4, 1922 at Perry Lutheran Church of rural Portland, N.D. and confirmed there on Oct. 23, 1936 by Pastor Brudvig. She attended school at Primrose Township School 4 where she graduated from the eighth grade. Upon finishing school she worked at different homes and at Graffe's Grocery in Erie, N.D.

On May 19, 1942 she married Orlando Clifford Maurseth at Port Orchard, Wash. They made their home in Lind Township, rural Northwood and they had two daughters. Her husband died Aug. 17, 1957.

She then went to work at Olson's Hardware and Engen's Market in Northwood. She attended the University of North Dakota from 1965-66 and took business courses. She then worked at Ostlie Oil in Northwood as a bookkeeper.

On June 21, 1968 she married Olaf Nordbo and they made their home on the Nordbo Family farm. In October of 2008 she moved to the Deaconess Health Center. 

She was a member of Bethania Lutheran Church of rural Northwood and Goose River Lutheran Church of rural Hatton. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Nordland Rosmalers Association, Ceramic Organization and the Sons of Norway.

She is survived by her husband, Olaf; two daughters: Barbara (Karl) Carlson, of Nevis, and Beverly (Richard) Kvamme, of Park Rapids; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Irene Broseau, of Minneapolis, and Artha Travers, of Grafton, N.D.; two brothers-in-law: Marvin (Ardelle) Nordbo, of Fargo, N.D., and Phillip Korsmo, of Northwood, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando; two infant daughters; four sisters: Lavina Digness, Verna Pederson, Marjorie Evenson and Elaine Simle; and a brother, Ardell Evenson.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. today (Saturday), Jan. 31 at Goose River Lutheran Church, rural Hatton.

Interment: Bethania Cemetery, rural Northwood.

Visitation: One hour prior to service at the church on Saturday.

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