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Marjorie Louise Heffelfinger, daughter of James and Ruby (Swartwout) Heffelfinger was born July 12, 1925, at Larimore, North Dakota.
She attended school and grew to womanhood in the Larimore area and was a 1943 Larimore High School graduate. She attended Aakers Business College in Grand Forks, ND, and married Arthur Glenn Bilden November 26, 1944, in Northwood. The couple began farming and raising their family and have lived their entire life in Northwood. Marge also worked for Engen's Market, The Gleaner, and the Northwood Clinic. Her kind and friendly disposition endeared her to everyone.
The joy and love of her life were her family, grandchildren, and most recently all the hugs and kisses from her great-grandchildren. Marge loved life and enjoyed visiting and sharing a cup of coffee and treats with family and friends. Her simple faith and trust in her loving God sustained her through many health issues.
Left to mourn her passing is her loving husband of 67 years, Art; sons, James (Shari) Bilden, Northwood, ND, Gary (Janice) Bilden, Northwood, ND, Randy (Julie) Bilden, Leonard, ND; daughter, Loree Jean (Keith Prosser), Emerado, ND; grandchildren, Kristoffer (Nicole) Bilden, Ryan (Sara) Bilden, Amber (Chris) Howson, Lyndsay (Grant) Violanti, Justin Bilden, Kaia Bilden, Derek (Mary) Prosser, Blake Prosser and fiancÃ©e Anna Kopp, Kirk Prosser; Great-grandchildren, Trista and Noah Bilden, Kade, Chloe, and Olivia Bilden, Amara and Sawyer Howson, Kaylee and Eleanor Prosser, and her kitty, Snowy.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Dorothy Ault and Vera Christenson; brothers Melvin, Vernon, and Ray Heffelfinger; infant granddaughter Alisson Marie Bilden and 15 year old granddaughter Kursten Kay Bilden.
Marge passed from this life Sunday evening May 27, 2012, and went home to her heavenly father. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 10:30am at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. Vistiation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, May 31 at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church, Northwood, ND.
Clergy: Walt Beaman
Soloist: Amber Howson and Amanda Kolenda
Organist: Marian Savage
Casket bearers: All of her Grandchildren and their spouses
Honorary Casket bearers: Friends and Neighbors
Interment: Northwood Cemetery
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Marge. Good memories of Norwegian holiday meals and family. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Erik Thompson Jun 3 2012 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Denise Rondestvedt Zimmerman May 31 2012 12:00 AM
My sincere sympathy. Marge was one of my favorite moms when I taught Gary and Randy. She was a very special lady and I am sure that she was a rock for your family. I always appreciated her kindness and support when I taught her boys. I am so sorry.
Marilyn Hegre May 30 2012 12:00 AM