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Ethel Snortland

December 28, 1912 — March 9, 2009

Ethel Snortland, 96, of Sharon, North Dakota died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, North Dakota where she had been a resident since 1999.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, May 4, 2009 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville with burial the following morning in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Sharon, North Dakota with Rev. Mark Ellingson, Officiating both services.

Ethel G. Kloster was born December 28, 1912 in Sharon, North Dakota the daughter of Martin C. and Millie (Lyon) Kloster. She grew up in the Sharon area and graduated from Sharon High School in 1932. On March 3, 1934 she was united in marriage to Olaus Snortland of Sharon. Ethel worked as a nurse's aide at the Sharon Hospital until 1953 when she became employed by the Steel County Auditors Office as "clerk". She then served as the Deputy Auditor and was later elected as County Auditor keeping that position until her retirement on April 8, 1983
Ethel was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon. She also was the secretary of her bowling league for many years and enjoyed several national tournament trips with her teammates.

Ethel is survived by her twin sons, Richard of Sacramento, California and Robert (Edith) of Houghton, Michigan; two grandchildren, Karin Snortland (Donna Zelinsky) Burnsville, Minnesota and Karl Snortland of Hancock, Michigan; two great grandsons, Chad and Eric McKay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olaus Snortland; brothers, Willie, Frank and Marvin Kloster and sisters, Myrtle Bergan, Hannah Vig, Elvira Rue and Lurie Rindahl.

Memorials in Ethel's name may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Fund or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, North Dakota 58277.

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

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