Agnes Liudahl, age 101, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on Friday, October 2, 2020, as her dear friend, Jen Swenson, was holding Agnes’ hand while talking on the telephone to Agnes’ sister, Carolyn, who lives in Texas.
As written by Agnes:
Agnes Robertsdahl Liudahl was born July 3, 1919, to Eddie and Christine Robertsdahl on a farm near Christine, ND. She was baptized and confirmed in the North Pleasant Church rural Hickson, ND. She had been an active member of Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred, since 1971.
Agnes graduated from Pleasant Consolidated School rural Walcott, ND and then went on to further her education at Interstate Business College and North Dakota State School of Science. She worked in various jobs: Selective Service Office in Wahpeton, West Fargo High School, Burroughs Corporation and West Fargo State Bank. She was president for three years of the Bethany Auxiliary, was a Sunday School teacher, superintendent and wedding coordinator for many years at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo. She was also a den mother and 4-H leader. She did volunteer work at Bethany Homes and the Sons of Norway.
Agnes and Melford Gylland were married April 1943; he passed away in 1955. Two children were born to this marriage: Karen (1946-1973) and John Paul (1947-1958).
Agnes and Norman Liudahl were married February 12, 1971. They lived on a farm near Davenport, ND where they farmed until retirement. In 1996 they left the farm and moved to West Fargo and then in 2007 they moved to Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. Norman passed away August 14, 2009.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents Eddie and Christine Robertsdahl; husband Melford Gylland and children Karen Bisgrove and John Paul Gylland; husband Norman Liudahl; brothers Clarence and Ellsworth and sisters Edith Nord and Arleen Funseth; brothers-in-law Carlott Funseth, DeRoyal Nord, Hilbert Baumgarten and Wally Freeman and sister-in-law Adeline Robertsdahl; special friend Orlan Swenson; and nieces and nephews.
Agnes is survived by sisters Jordis Baumgarten, Lenore (David) Frederickson, Carolyn Freeman and brother Wesley (Velora) Robertsdahl, sister-in-law Marlys Kluck, brother-in-law Gerald Nordquist and her special extended family Elaine Swenson, Derek and Jen Swenson and their four sons Karl, Jorgen, Kylan and Asher.
A special thanks to Agnes’ extended family Orlan and Elaine Swenson, Derek and Jen Swenson, Karl, Jorgen, Kylan and Asher for all their help and support and kindness shown during the years since 1971.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Norman Lutheran Church followed by a graveside service Wednesday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at Christiania Cemetery 16154 52nd St SE Kindred, ND. A recording of the service will be posted to the funeral home’s website on Thursday. In lieu of flowers it is requested that you consider giving a memorial to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Christiania Cemetery Association in care of Derek and Jen Swenson at 5069 162nd Ave SE Kindred, ND 58051 or a charity of your choice.
All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a chair. Mask wearing and social distancing will be observed.
A special thank you to Hospice of the Red River Valley and Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo for their compassionate care of Agnes these past few weeks.