Mildred “Millie” Strand left this temporary earthly home and entered her eternal heavenly home on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Mildred was born May 30, 1925 to parents Knute and Anna (Flisrand) Thorsgard at their farm home, Northwood, North Dakota. She attended country school for eight years and graduated from Northwood High School, then attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She married Rev. John Strand in 1945 and they lived in Grafton, ND, Tioga, ND, Minneapolis, MN, and Fargo, ND before retiring to northern Minnesota. John passed away in 1997. Also preceding Millie in death were her parents, brothers, Ernest, Kenneth, and Lloyd, sisters-in-law, Ina and Judy, and brother-in-law, Wendell Erickson.
She is survived by sisters Kathryn Erickson and Ruth (Don) Homme, sons, Steven, Michael (Barbara), and Jonathan (Ruth), grandchildren Robert, Erica (Tim), Justin (Kristen), Alicia, Erin (Macalan), great grandson, Sebastian, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church, Northwood, North Dakota–where Millie was baptized, confirmed, and married.
Burial will be in Northwood South Cemetery.
The service will also be live-streamed at https://www.ebenezerflc.org/live-streaming/ and https://www.facebook.com/Ebenezer-Free-Lutheran-Church-Northwood-ND-140955862637003.
Memorials are preferred to AFLC Parish Education.
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