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Marion C. Iverson

July 10, 1932 — April 20, 2017

Marion C. Iverson, 84, of Fargo, formerly of Page, ND, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Villa Maria in Fargo, ND. Marion Caroline Iverson was born July 10, 1932 to Harry and Margaret “Jack” Umsted. Marion was the oldest of five children. Her parents lived on a farm west of Page, N.D. Marion graduated from Page High School and married the late Robert (Bob) Iverson in October 1950. Bob and Marion had ten children (six girls and four boys). Bob and Marion celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2000. Marion and her family lived in Page most of their lives and attended Our Savior Lutheran Church. Marion was involved in the church circle and WELCA, and was a charter member of Page Homemakers for over 50 years. Marion loved spending time in her garden. Marion was actively involved in her kids’ sporting and extracurricular school events, and served as a Page School mother. While her boys were in grade school, she and four other mothers started a Cub Scout program, which lasted 15 years. Marion served as a North Dakota rural letter carrier as a sub mail carrier for twenty- years. She became involved in Bonanzaville, USA after the Page Brass Rail was moved to the village. Marion was president of the Bonanza Belles twice and Marion also served as Co-Chairman of Pioneer Days and Christmas on the Prairie for several years. She volunteered at Bonanzaville for twenty-five consecutive years until her parents became ill. She was the first woman to serve as President of the Cass County Historical Society. In 1989, Marion was one of five volunteers recognized in the state by Governor Art Link at a ceremony held in Bismarck. Marion was involved in the South Eastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA) for thirty years and also the Head Start policy council. She was also active in other volunteer programs such as Rural Cass County Emergency Food Pantry, Cass County Council of the Aging, Morton-Reger Unit 154 of the American Legion Auxiliary, Fun and Friendship Seniors of Page, Hospice, and Meals on Wheels. Marion is survived by her children: Joanne (Robert) Martin, daughter Carrie (Phillip Rice)-son Zachary; Jim Iverson; Lucy (Woody) Gunderson, daughter Stephanie (Pierce) Novak-son Olin, son Benjamin (Jessica) Gunderson; Donnie Iverson; Karen Iverson; Clyde (Margaret) Iverson; Audrey (Gary) Gunderson, sons Taylor and Joshua; Jay (Jamie) Iverson, daughter Deanna, son Robert (Molly Ledl)-son Kane, son Rusty; and Leslie (Shane) Opp, daughter Chantal; her brothers and sister Al (Carol) Umsted, Russell (Sheryl) Umsted, Dorothy (Don) Wygle and brother-in-law Doug Howells; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, daughter Laura, her sister Joanne Howells and her parents. Visitation: Will be from 9 to 11 AM on Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Page, ND. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday, April 24, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Page, ND. Burial: Will be at the Page Cemetery, Page, ND.
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