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Erna Marjorie Borud

November 30, 1919 — November 18, 2006

Erna Borud, 86, Arthur, ND, died Saturday November 18, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND. Erna Marjorie Griesbach was born November 30, 1919; the fourth of ten children born to Conrad and Clara (Fleischer) Griesbach of Bohnsack Township, rural Hunter, ND. She attended rural school through the eighth grade at Bohnsack School, until she was needed at home to help. She worked for Francis Seigert and then at a cookie factory in Fargo. She also spent time in California with her brother Verner and his wife Laura working at a coffee shop. When she returned to North Dakota she was introduced to a handsome young man named Reuben Borud. They were married on April 5th 1945 in Hillsboro, ND, and moved into an upstairs apartment in Hunter where their first child Linda was born on May 31, 1946. They moved out to a farmstead between Hunter and Galesburg where they had purchased land to farm. Larry was born December 1, 1948. After retirement the couple moved into a house Erna designed, in Hunter, ND. She resided there until entering the Good Samaritan Home in 2001. Erna always loved her home and worked hard to keep it nice. She liked gardening and canning the produce, which the family lived on over the winter. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (William) Witkowski of Rogers, MN; son, Larry (Vada) Borud of Galesburg, ND; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Esther (Donald) Kellerman of Fargo, ND, Lorna (Douglas) Lawyer of Colorado, and Leona (David) Boisjolie of Fargo, ND; three brothers, Lloyd Griesbach of Grandin, ND, Kenneth (Marilyn) Griesbach of West Fargo, ND, and George Griesbach of Lisbon, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Reuben in 1998, and three brothers, Verner, Harold, and Robert. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church, Hunter, ND. VISITATION: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, and one hour before the service, all at the church. BURIAL: Hunter Cemetery, Hunter, ND.
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