April 6, 1938 ~ March 29, 2014
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 our dearest Lenora, while surrounded by her loving family, was told the bingo numbers were higher in heaven so she decided to leave this world to play the biggest game ever.
Lenora was born April 6, 1938 in Ulen, MN to Oscar and Mary Strand (Hollevoet). Lenora grew up in Ulen where she graduated from Ulen High School. After graduation Lenora moved to Fargo where she worked for Manchester’s, Silverline, Welcome Wagon representative, and different gaming organizations. Lenora met David Halvorson in 1955 and wed on August 11, 1962 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen, MN. She was a devoted housewife and mother.
Lenora loved playing cards, bowling, bingo, dancing, and watching her favorite sports team the Minnesota Twins. Her pride and joy were her puppies: Jake, Foxy and belated Johnson. She loved the grandkids coming around and teaching her how to play solitaire on the computer and how to Facebook. Lenora was a very caring and giving person, her forwardness was not limited to family, but if she cared for you, she felt comfortable to share her thoughts. She had a great spirit and was always interested in people and enjoyed life. Despite her challenges with health issues, she strived to live life to its fullest. Although her body failed her, she was sharp and witty until the end.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David; her 5 children, Brenda (Tom) Stout, Pelican Rapids, MN; David (Diane) Halvorson, Fargo ND; Kimberly (Brad) Larsen, Ham Lake MN; Darin Halvorson, Detroit Lakes, MN; and Kari Manteufel, Green Bay, WI; one sister, Julia Olson, Martinez, CA. She also had 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret, Margorie, and Vina Melbye (Hellem); and brothers; Hartvig, Arvid, Morris, and Herman.
She will be missed by all.