Edith Martha Strand, 85, of Portland, ND, died on March 3, 2015 at the Sanford Hospital in Mayville, ND surrounded by her family. Edith was born March 18, 1929 to Martin and Marit (Rotvold) Karlstad. She attended Lindaas Consolidated School and graduated from Mayville High School in 1947. She married Theodore Maynard Strand on March 14, 1948. Edith was an active member of the Rebekah Circle at Aurdal Lutheran Church. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Edith was employed at the Luther Memorial Home for several years, where she lovingly cared for the residents. Edith cherished the time she spent with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed many activities including tending to her beautiful flower beds, her large garden, embroidery, quilting, cross stitching, baking, dancing and card playing. Edith was well known for her Lefsa and Blood Klub. Survivors include her five sons: Merle (Gail) Strand of Portland, ND, Wayne (Georgia) Strand of Minot, ND, Tim (Sue) Strand of Mayville, ND, Terry (Mary Ellen) Strand of Steele, ND, and Kevin (Lisa) Strand of Thompson, ND; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Edith is also survived by her two sisters: Ellen Ann and Pearl; one brother: Paul; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband: Maynard of 66 years; parents; four brothers: Edgar, Hjalmer, Marvin and Lief; two sisters: Margaret and Marion. Visitation: Will be 5 – 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Public Prayer Service on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Aurdal Luther Church, in Portland, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Aurdal Lutheran Church in Portland, ND. Burial: Will be at the Aurdal Cemetery, Portland, ND.