Maxine Rostad

maxine rostad

Maxine Theodora Rostad, 83, Fargo, ND formerly of Kindred, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Sanford Health in Fargo.  She was born on September 27, 1931 to Nels and Ruby (Husebye) Grant in Kindred, ND.  She grew up there and graduated from Kindred High School in 1949.  Following high school, she attended Interstate Business College.  Maxine worked at Gate City Bank for four years.

On September 1, 1951 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Rostad at Gol Lutheran Church.  The couple moved to the family farm in rural Kindred in 1954, where they raised their children.

In 1971, she began working as a bookkeeper for Farmers Union Oil Co and was there for 11 years, until her retirement.  The couple moved to Fargo in 2001.

Maxine belonged to the Homemakers Club and the Hobby Club. Other interests included hardanger and other needle work.  Always willing to share her hardanger pieces, she was even featured in the Fargo Forum for her altar cloths and baptismal gowns.  Two of her grandsons and two great-grandsons were baptized wearing the gowns she made for them.  She loved to entertain and was a wonderful cook; homemade doughnuts were her specialty. 

She is survived by her children, Kristi Korsmo, Northwood, ND; Michael (Janet) Rostad, Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Betty (Raydon) Workin, Fargo; brother-in-law, Mike (Vonnie) Rostad, West Fargo; grandchildren, Amy (Bryce) Boyd, Sioux Falls, SD; Grant (Kathryn) Korsmo, Grand Forks, ND; Christopher (Nikki) Rostad, Fargo, ND; Jordan Rostad, Fargo, ND, great-grandchildren, Owen and Eli Boyd; and Elsie Rose Korsmo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; sister, Rozella (Leonard) Stoutland; and son-in-law, Steve Korsmo.

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  1. Fargo ND

    It was a pleasure knowing both Ken and Maxine. Very special people and I feel honored to have known them.

    My thoughts are with their family and friends.;

  2. Max brings back great memories of all our families together at Lake Ida. Thanks for the fun memories. You have our sympathies. ;

  3. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but you may take comfort that there is a hope for a resurrection according to John 11:25. ;

  4. Lakeville MNKristy & Mic,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always think of Max when I look at the beautiful cross hardanger she made for my wedding. The wonderful memories of Lake Ida and the times around the fire, flood back to me. . . And I smile.

    Prayers to you.

    Sue Duffey
    (Lyle & Marlys Miller’s daughter) ;

  5. Willmar MNI will always remember the good times at Lake Ida. Ken and Max were always so fun to visit with. They will always have a special place in my heart. I will forever cherish the hardanger she made and gave to me when I got married.

    My thought are with you,

    Lisa (Miller) Ruter;

  6. Chandler AZMy condolences to you, Kristi and Michael and your families. Kathy & I always enjoyed our visits with Ken & Max. They were two of our favorite Kindredites that we liked to visit whenever we got back to Fargo.
    I’m sure the three of them are having coffee and talking over old times right now!;

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