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Eileen Tufte

Eileen B. Tufte, 94, Northwood, ND passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Deaconess Health Center, Northwood, ND.

Eileen Blanch Paulson was born October 2, l914, at Pleasant Lake, ND the daughter of the late Gust and Bertina Paulson. She graduated from high school in Silva, North Dakota and was a graduate of Minot State Teachers College. She was a rural school teacher in Pierce & Benson Counties, in the Silva Elementary School and Northwood Public School. She married Fred Tufte in l946. The couple lived and made their home in Northwood. Fred passed away in l975 and Eileen became a resident at the Deaconess in 2006. She was a member of the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

She is survived by one son, Corwin of St. Paul, Minnesota, two granddaughters Faye (Chris) Witulski and Ann (Ryan) Krocak, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Gordon and 2 sisters Gladys and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northwood, ND.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 5 - 7 at the Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood.

The interment will be in the Northwood City Cemetery.

The Bilden Funeral Home of Northwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

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