Madelyn’s service will be livestreamed below at 2PM, Friday August 29

Madelyn Ulland of Fargo, ND, went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2022, at the age of 93. Most of her family was with her that day while she was under the care of St. Catherine’s North, Fargo, ND.

Madelyn Marie Ulland was born June 17, 1929 in Mayville, ND, the daughter of Alma and Ben Workin. She graduated from Galesburg High School, Galesburg, ND, and attended Mayville Normal School to get a teaching certificate. Madelyn taught in a one room schoolhouse for one year until she got married on September 25, 1948, to Hartman Ulland in Galesburg, ND. They were married 57 years before he died in 2005.
Madelyn was a hard-working “farmer’s” wife for years until they sold the farm in1976 and moved to Galesburg. They lived there until Hartman retired from the County Commissioner’s Board and moved to Fargo, in 1996, where she lived until now. While on the farm they were blessed with five children in 8 years so she was a busy mother. As her children grew older, Madelyn began working outside the home, as well, since all five went on to attend college. First she managed, cooked and served at the West Traill Cafe in Galesburg. Later she took an office job in the Hunter Elevator. When they moved to Fargo, Madelyn worked as a breakfast hostess at a couple hotels nearby. Both her and Hartman enjoyed meeting all the people there.

Madelyn was a lifelong member of the Elm River Lutheran Church in Galesburg, ND, where she was active in various ways until they moved to Fargo. There she attended both Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Faith of Flame Methodist Church until she went to assisted living. Madelyn was also a member of the Galesburg Legion Auxilliary in support of her husband who served in the Army during WWII.

Hartman and Madelyn enjoyed attending unending events of their grandchildren, traveling to many states on their way. Traveling was a favorite pastime for them both. She loved to bowl, play cards and bingo, and watch endless sports events on television. Sometimes she would watch games on two tv’s and listen to the Redhawks on the radio.

Madelyn is survived by her 5 children; Bryan (Brandie), Independence, MO; Pamela (George) Schermerhorn, Yankton, SD; Joyce (Milt) Limesand, Marion, ND; Joy Anderson, Fargo, ND; Brad(RoseMary), Grafton, ND; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; 6 siblings: Richard Workin, Fargo, ND; David Workin, Mesa, AZ; Raydon Workin, Mesa, AZ; Francis Kyllo, Bismarck, ND; Arlene Klug, West Fargo, ND; Carol Baker, Bethany Beach, DE. Preceding Madelyn in death were her husband Hartman, a grandson Matthew Limesand, two brothers Marlowe and Arland Workin.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Catherine’s North in Fargo for the kind and excellent care given to our Mother.


Visitation: July 29, 2022 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Celebration of Life: July 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Madelyn was a mother to many and showed many how to mother. I’m sure Hartman had open arms for his special lady. Sending lots of hugs and love to the family.

  2. Madelyn was a fun lady! She made the most wonderful Lefse in the world! Many prayers and blessings to her family!

  3. You all have my Deepest Sympathy, She is in a better place now. It is very hard to lose a Mother. God Bless you all.

  4. My sympathy to the Ulland family. Madelyn was so very nice & enjoyed getting to those ball games in earlier years when she was able. May Jesus be a source of comfort, knowing of an everlasting life. God’s blessing to you.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Hartman & Madelyn were very supportive members of Elm River Lutheran Church in Galesburg. God Bless all of their family and Treasure the Memories. All of us at Elm River Lutheran Church.

  6. Hugs and Prayers for Madelyn’s family. Remembering Hartmann and Madelyn’s wedding day where I was a flower girl! God bless the beautiful family they created!
    Betty Johnson Pavlesic

  7. Sending sympathy to the Ulland family. Madelyn was bookkeeper for my dad Frank Prete when he managed the GTA elevator at Hunter. I remember her being a very friendly, good-natured lady, and my folks thought a lot of her and Hartman. May loving memories of her sustain you.

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