Northwood, ND 58267
Vivian Strande, 90, of Northwood, ND passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Swarstad Chapel at Northwood Deaconess Health Center. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Vivian Laurella Strande was born on January 28, 1929 near Northwood to Peter and Gina (Erickson) Sorlien. She was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended school near Hatton, ND. She was married to Melvin Strande on December 1, 1945 at Northwood. Vivian was a very helpful farm wife, and also worked at the bakery in Northwood for her brother-in-law and at a grocery store.
Melvin and Vivian moved to Wyoming in 1973 as Melvin was employed as a carpenter there. They lived in several cities throughout this time. In 1986 they purchased a farmstead near Kinnear, Wyoming and lived there until returning to Northwood in 2008. They enjoyed many winter months in McAllen, Texas and later in Desert Hot Springs, California. Upon returning to Northwood, Vivian was a much appreciated volunteer for the Chapel and the Sunday Services at Northwood Deaconess Health Center.
Family was very important to Vivian, especially the great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her children, Janet (Gary) Bratlie, Mae (John) Schol, and Michael (Leonida) Strande. There are also 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren who will miss her very much. She is also survived by sister-in law Vivian Finnie of Grand Forks, ND and brother-in law Marvin and sister-in law Dolores Strande of Hatton, ND. There are numerous nieces and nephews who also survive
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Melvin on April 30, 2016, son Jerry on July 26, 2019. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Martin, Gilbert, Nordeen, Vergil and Russell and sisters, Pearl, Eleanore, Hazel, Esther, Leona, and Ruth.
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