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Sharon M Ramstad

November 12, 1946 — November 18, 2023

Portland, ND


   Sharon Ramstad, 77 of Portland, ND passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18th surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

   Sharon Marie Ramstad was born November 12, 1946 in Mayville, ND to Edgar and Agnes Karlstad. Sharon grew up in Mayville and graduated from Mayville High School in 1965. After graduation she attended New York Hair Design Academy and received her license of Cosmetology. She worked as a beautician at Joyce’s Beauty Salon of Mayville.

   On March 9, 1968 she married Ray Ramstad of Hatton. They moved on a farm near Hatton where they lived and farmed until 1983. In 1968 they welcomed twins Barry and Brenda to their family. Then in 1975, they welcomed a son Scott. Sharon loved living on the farm. She was known for her large gardens. She loved to can as much as her shelves would hold. She also kept busy doing some catering for local events. She enjoyed being a member of the Trail Eagles Auxiliary. She worked for Linda Berg at the Beauty Spot, Hatton as a beautician until they moved to Whitefish, MT in 1987. Sharon continued her cosmetology work at a Salon in Whitefish. She loved the beauty of Montana and made many friends there. She enjoyed going to garage sales, picking Montana cherries and huckleberries.

   After spending ten years in Whitefish, MT they decided to move back home to Mayville, ND. Sharon eventually took a position as assistant cook at the May-Port CG high school where she got to keep an eye on some of her grandchildren. In 2005, her husband Ray passed away. Sharon moved from her country home into Mayville where she lived until 2020. Sharon continued to work until 2019, when she was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic kidney disease and started at home dialysis. Not many people knew she was on home dialysis as this didn’t keep her down. Her final move was to Portland where she lived in a duplex beside her daughter. Sharon enjoyed her Tuesday Pizza Shop lunches/craft day and Thursday Bingo nights with the “Batty Bats” as they call themselves (a wonderful, fun & kind group of special ladies that always have each other's back).

   More than anything she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She loved karaoke, fishing, tanning, spending time at the lake and loving on her cat “Bella”. She was always up for a few games of cards or an easy board game. Sharon also enjoyed suppers, movies, Grand Forks trips, social gatherings and her time spent with her special friend Billy Haines.

   Sharon is survived by her son: Barry Ramstad, Mayville, ND, granddaughter’s; Kaitlyn & Taylor, Ariel & Olivia; daughter: Brenda Chandler, Portland, ND, grandson’s; Alec (Abby), Ian (Cierra), Evan & Owen; Son: Scott (Amy) Ramstad, Mayville, ND, granddaughter’s; Ashley (Joey), Chelsea, Brook, Amanda (Gene), grandson’s: Garrett, Cody & Zach; sister: Wanda (Lauren) Hanson, Portland, ND; Bonus son: Sven (Kim) Evelsizer and Dillon, Broomfield, CO; many great-grandkids and a special friend: Billy Haines, Mayville, ND.

   She was preceded in death by her late husband: Ray Ramstad; parents: Edgar & Agnes Karlstad; brothers: Mervin Karlstad, Gary Karlstad and an infant granddaughter: Megan Ramstad.

   Blessed be her memory!

Visitation:  Will be from 5–7 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2023 with a 6:30 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral Service: Will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Bruflat Lutheran Church in Portland, ND.

Burial: Will be in the Bruflat Cemetery in Portland, ND.

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