Kathleen Fjelde

kathleen fjelde

Kathleen Mae Fjelde was born on May 5th 1927 in Minneapolis, MN, to Arthur and Edna (Holland) Foster. Kathleen was raised in Warroad, MN, and Detroit Lakes Minnesota where she was schooled. After high school she moved to Fargo where she met her future husband, Bruce C. Fjelde.

Kathleen was very active in her church, be it in Fargo, Naples, FL, or Detroit Lakes, MN. She served in every capacity that the church would allow a women to partake in. She was dubbed Friday's Child by Father Maurice Mueller for her work at the Nativity rectory in Fargo. She made beer cheese soup for Father Mueller every Friday afternoon with the beer being supplied by the good Father himself. During the Kennedy/Nixon presidential campaign, Nixon made an appearance in Fargo which Kay and Bruce attended. Nixon stopped, turned around and came back to say to her, "I love your hat."

Kay collected people, she had friends everywhere of all shape, size, and color.   She loved playing bridge and pinochle and hid her winnings every where only to lose them when her children discovered the hiding places. She was a fantastic cook and loved doing it. She made holidays magical and was like a kid herself when it came to gifts. As a mother she was an absolute gas. She is already missed.

Kathleen was under the care of hospice and died at home on Friday the 3rd of October. She was surrounded by her family whom were everything to her.

She is survived by her husband Bruce C. Fjelde of Fargo, ND;her children, Bruce J. Fjelde (Fran), Fargo, ND, Mark B. Fjelde (Vicky), Indianapolis, IN and Kristen M. Fjelde, Fargo, ND. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Erik and Valli Fjelde, Anna Fjelde, Amy (Boggess), Mark Neils and Andrea Fjelde all of Indianapolis, IN. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Boyle of California.

Special thanks to her nieces Bess and Teresa, and "Aunt Connie" Graber.

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  1. Centennial COTo know Kay was to love Kay. She was undoubtedly my deceased mother’s dearest friend when mom (Dorothy Abrahamson Owens) was struggling with breast cancer in 1963, which is the year we lost her. There really is no one quite like her, and I felt so blessed to have seen her and Bruce when we were at the lakes a few years ago. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  2. Detroit Lakes MN
    Dear Bruce and family-
    Our hearts are truly saddened to learn of Kay’s passing. She was quite a lady! Surely Heaven is rejoicing as the world mourns the loss of such a wonderful woman. We were Blessed to have had you as neighbors. God Bless you all.
    With heartfelt sympathy-
    Tom, Kari, Taylor, Matlyn & Lauren

  3. Fargo NFDear Bruce and family,
    Kathleen lived a wonderful life and was a good friend and great lady. I send my condolences and warm wishes.
    While you will miss her, you will have good memories. This I know as I lost Fritize fourteen years ago.
    Best regards,
    Myron H. Bright

  4. I am sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I want to express my sympathy to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Indianapolis INI was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Fargo Dear Bruce and Family,
    Kathleen was a very sweet and caring person, and I know she will be deeply missed.
    My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this journey of life without Kathleen.
    I enjoyed working with both Kathleen and Bruce, and it was so sweet to watch the two of you, and see the love the two of you have for each other.

  7. Detroit Lakes MN
    Aunt Kay is with Jesus now!

    You will be missed by so many ! I miss you already.

    God Bless the extraordinary Fjelde Family – We love you! .

    The Foster’s Theresa, Frances, Liz (Bess) Tessa, Jessica, Chris, Jake, Margaret, and Randy!

  8. San Antonio TXAunt Katie was a wonderful and kind grand lady, full of grace. I will miss her and remember her always and forever.

    My greatest sympathy to my Uncle Bruce, BJ, Mark, Kristen and her wonderful grandchildren.

  9. Detroit lakes MN
    To my family – and to the newest Angel Aunt Kay

    God Bless and may peace be with you all.
    Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
    Love you

  10. Newberg ORDear Fjelde’s,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers in Kaye’s death. May she have eternal peace and joy and may her legacy of love and faith live on in all of you.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing, I just lear nred about it tonight from the internet; I am so happy that I got to meet know both Bruce and her when she was searching her family tree many years ago. She was so friendly and happy and really was like family. My condolences to Bruce and family, I know she is missed.

    God Bless her.

    Eleanor Charman Brunette,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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