June 13, 2019
- 10:00 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM
Elsa Carpenter, age 63, of Fargo, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2019 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by her loved ones.
Elsa Bankers was born on August 17, 1955, the daughter of Maria (Ferradini) and Gordon Bankers of Page, ND. After Elsa graduated from Page High School in 1973, she attended and graduated from the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND in 1974 as a LPN. Elsa was united in marriage to Paul Carpenter on May 9, 1981. He passed away on February 18, 1985.
Elsa worked as an LPN at Dakota Hospital until 2004 when she moved to Arizona and worked in pediatric homecare and long-term care facilities. Elsa retired in 2016 and moved back to North Dakota to be closer to her family. Throughout the years, she loved to spend time gardening, reading, traveling, getting together with her friends and being Mia’s Nonna.
Elsa is survived by daughter, Tina (Kyle) Riveland, very special granddaughter, Mia Louise – all of Fargo; her sisters, Mary Bankers Andel and Teresa Von Bank; her brother, Arnold (Julie) Bankers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsa was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Carpenter; her significant other, Bob Balstad; her parents Maria and Gordon Bankers; her brother, Anthony Bankers; and her grandparents.
Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the North Dakota Chapter for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with visitation starting at 9:00 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.