Mildred Rekken, age 90, died on Monday, March10, 2008 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Mildred Jostad was born on May 19, 1917 to Thorvald and Klara (Brateng) Jostad near Walcott, ND. She attended school in the Kindred area. She married Johnny ?John? Rekken on September 17, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN. They lived on the Rekken family farm near Horace, ND and farmed there until 1952. They then moved into the town of Horace. She worked at Trom?s Grocery Store from 1952-1955. She began working for the Horace School on December 8, 1958 and continued working for the West Fargo Schools in Horace as a custodian, cook, and paraprofessional until retiring in June of 1982. She was a grandmother to every student. John died on September 30, 1973. She was an active member of Horace Lutheran Church, serving in the Ladies Aid, the Mary/Rebecca Circle, as a Sunday School teacher and treasurer, and keeping up the flower beds as a member of the church?s Lady Bugs. She was also a 4-H leader. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crocheting. September 11, 1982 was proclaimed ?Mildred Rekken Day? in Horace, ND.
She is survived by her children: Ronald Rekken (Phyllis) Horace, ND, Wayne Rekken (Linda) West Fargo, ND, Sherry Rekken, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Kimberly Masten (Charles) Moorhead, MN, Blaine Rekken (Judy) Mayville, ND, Julie Kuik (Erik) Mounds View, MN, and Jared Rekken, Chicago, IL; great grandchildren: Daniel and Shaina Peterson and Aaron and Mikayla Rekken; siblings: Maynard Jostad (RoseAnna) San Jacinto, CA, and Ellen Nygard, West Fargo, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and seven brothers and sisters.
Visitation: 5-7 pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.
Funeral: 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace, ND.
Burial: at a later date at Horace Cemetery