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Eileen Jorde

Eileen Mildred (Aarestad) Jorde, 98, of Tracy, MN, formerly of Northwood, ND, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Tracy. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, North Dakota with visitation continuing one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in the South Cemetery, rural Northwood, North Dakota. A local visitation will be from 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy with a prayer service being held at 7:00 pm.

Eileen Mildred (Aarestad) Jorde was born on Wednesday, May 2, 1917 to Ingvald and Ida (Berg) Aarestad in Cooperstown, North Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, attended Cooperstown Elementary School, and graduated from Binford High School on May 31, 1935. In her younger years, Eileen lived in Binford, ND, Cooperstown, ND, Everett, WA, and Pasadena, CA.

On December 4, 1946, Eileen was united in marriage to Olaf G. Jorde in Flom, Minnesota. They made their home in Ulen, MN for a few years and then moved to Northwood, North Dakota where Eileen was a housewife and mother. She was a member of Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND and was involved with Ladies Aid, quilting, and Bible study.
Eileen enjoyed gardening, embroidery, and spending time with her family.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Eileen passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Tracy at the age of 98 years, 11 months, and 11 days.

She is survived by her children, Glen I. Jorde of Devils Lake, ND, Myrna (and Phil) McDougald of Panama City, FL, and Elton O. (and Keren) Jorde of Tracy, MN; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Carol Stromme; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olaf G. Jorde, parents, and 3 sisters.

Blessed be her memory.

Funeral Service

Monday, April 18, 2016
11:00 AM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

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Dear Glen and Family, My deepest sympathy to you in this very sad time. Loss is always hard but, hoping your good memories of your mother will lessen the pain over time. Fondly, DiAnna

DiAnna (Brorby) Thingelstad Apr 15 2016 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and she and my mom were buddies when they lived in the same building in Northwood. She always enjoyed talking about you kids and that you Myrna and I had the same name. My love and sympathy. Myrna (Johnson) Skalsky

myrna Apr 15 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Jorde was such a sweet, kind soul and will be missed. I remember many fun times out at her farm with Mark and Tim in Northwood when I was young. Prayers go out to the family and she is in a good place now and at peace.

Steven Mayhair and family Apr 15 2016 12:00 AM