Adeline Tarnasky (Schlittenhard), age 89, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Lilac Homes in Moorhead, Minnesota. Adeline was born January 5, 1933, to Albert and Bertha (Muller) Schlittenhard in Gackle, North Dakota where she attended school, graduating in 1951. She was baptized and confirmed at Gackle Lutheran Church. Following high school, she attended Dakota Business College in Fargo and worked for Surety Mutual Insurance. Adeline was united in marriage to Elmer Tarnasky, a soldier during the Korean War, on January 31, 1954, following his return from the draft in late 1953. They made their home in Fargo where they would spend the next 65 years together. Adeline raised four children before going to work for CBI’s billing department. She retired in 1990 where she enjoyed the retired life making memories with her husband, children, and grandchildren until the passing of her husband in 2019. Adeline loved to work with her hands, knitting and crocheting. Forever the scholar, she also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Her favorite past-time, however, was weaving rugs from a loom that was passed down to her from her mother. Throughout her life she would sell and donate countless rugs. She spent the last years of her life at Pioneer House in Fargo, ND and Lilac Homes in Moorhead, where she received excellent care. The family would like to thank the staff at both Pioneer House and Lilac Homes for their genuine compassion and wonderful care given to Adeline in her time with them. She is survived by her two sons Curtis Tarnasky, Fargo; Wayne (Traci) Tarnasky, Moorhead; her daughter, Sandy (Sam) Horlacher, Florence, AZ; nine beloved grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer, son Brian and daughter-in-law Linda, and sisters Delores and Verna. BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guest book, please visit out website at

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  1. Adeline was an amazing grandma and ill never forget her . I always remember playing yacht with her and her homemade caramel rolls and hot cider.

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