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Betty Eastvold, 64, of Northwood, ND passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at her home in rural, Northwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00p.m at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 1:00p.m until the time of the service at the church.
Betty was born on January 11, 1951 in Northwood, ND to Enoch and Madeline Wasness Thorsgard. After High School she attended Golden Valley Lutheran College where she met Lonney Eastvold. They were married on August 18, 1969 and farmed near Hartland, MN and Spring Grove, MN until the spring of 2010, when they moved to a farm near Northwood.
Words cannot describe the love, appreciation, respect and thankfulness felt by her family for her.
In the last weeks Betty wrote many of her thoughts. In these writings she described her feelings about her life as a wife and mother. "I get overwhelmed with JOY and THANKS when I stop to ponder the family God has given Lonney and me. The character in each child God specially made for us is so unique! And when you put them all together in one family - WOW-PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow. I Love them all so much.
Betty was preceded in death by an infant son, Knut and a brother, Luke. She is survived by her husband Lonney, and children, Nissa, Luke, Glori, Andrew, Maria, Anna, Abigail, Leif, and Johannes; Parents, Enoch and Madeline Thorsgard; Siblings, Carol (Harold) Luecke, Grady (Marilyn) Thorsgard, John (Dona) Thorsgard and Ruth (Bob) Draxton, all of Northwood; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood.
Condolences to the Eastvold family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says Jehovah God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
Williams Family Jul 2 2015 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die. We are blessed by having known Betty.
Al & Gail Batt Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM
Lonny and family, I was so surprised when my brother called and told me of Betty's passing. I am so sorry. I know your beautiful family will help to ease the pain of her passing. Life certainly is tough sometimes. Thank goodness we have the Lord to lead us through.
Nancy Armstrong Jensen Jun 14 2015 12:00 AM
Lonney and family. So sorry for your loss and we're remembering you in our prayers. Remembering all the good times we had and I thank God that He brought us together.
Jan Storlie Jun 12 2015 12:00 AM
Sorry we could not be with you in person today but we want you to know Betty and all of you are in our prayers. God's Blessings John and Barbara
Barbara and John Carleo Jun 12 2015 12:00 AM
Lonnie and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. I wanted so badly to come with Jim and Julie out for the funeral but we have a busy weekend with showers for Jacob and Val, and decided I needed my rest to enjoy them My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you, Lonnie, and all of your family. Also with Betty's parents, as I'm sure they feel they should not have outlived her. May God's peace and love surround you. I will be in touch another time. Hugs to you all. Ardelle
Ardelle Knutson Jun 10 2015 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to the Eastvold and Thorsgard families in the death of Betty. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends, knowing she is safe in the arms of Jesus. Sincerely, Kernel and Beth Knudson
Kernel and Beth Knudson Jun 10 2015 12:00 AM
My prayers and sympathies to the Eastvold and Thorsgard families.
Kimberly Crowe Jun 10 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of betty's passing. She was a wonderful lady. Thinking of your family in this time of sadness. Lona McCoy
Lona Mccoy Jun 10 2015 12:00 AM
My sincere sympathy to the Eastvold family. May God be near and give comfort to you all.
Jane Crowe Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM