Mildred J. Ohnstad, 85, Argusville, ND passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo with her family by her side.

Mildred was born March 12, 1929 in Collegeville, MN to John and Bertha (Zimmerman) Reisinger. She grew up the middle child of 7 on the family farm in the Upsala, MN area in a typical German Family. She married Harvey Ohnstad June 11, 1949 in Moorhead, MN. They made their home in Argusville, ND for all of their lives. Harvey passed away on November 6, 2008.

Mildred worked various jobs while raising her family. She enjoyed gardening, sewing her own clothes which she continued to do at a professional level, embroidering, crocheting, canning, ironing, dancing, traveling, fishing, cooking, playing cards and always had a special place for beautiful butterflies. She loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed seeing her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Dan (Malee) Ohnstad, St. Louis Park, MN, Vernon (Becky) Ohnstad, Fargo, ND, Pam (Everett) Anderson, Detroit Lakes, MN; grandchildren, Chad (Janna) Noyes, Patty (Troy) Macziewski, Aimee (Paul) Heider, Tracy (Chris) Roach, C.J. Ohnstad, Heather (Travis) Warner, Lalita Tesun, Chatpakorn Tesun; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (George) Green, Mary-Jane (Jerry) Stich and Kathy Janzen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey, son, Arnold, brothers, Edwin “Eddie”, Del and Leon.

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  1. Dan, Vern and Pam.
    So sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend your Mom’s service today but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Fargo N.d.My condolences to the Ohnstad family. When Harvey was a young teenager, one of his best friends was my hubby Mickey Holler also of Argusville. We have known the family for many years and also a friend of Arnies. God bless you all. She was a good friend.

  3. Vergas MN
    I remember standing in the middle of the street between our homes in the dark looking up to the sky looking for sputnick’s. Millie & my mother were with me & we alway’s saw them. That is just one of the memories I have of your mother. My condolences to Dan, Vernie, & Pam.

  4. Brooklyn Center Minnesota
    Chad, Janna and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mildred sounds like a very special person who enjoyed life and nature. Our Sympathy, Tom and Deb.

  5. Chandler AZ
    My condolences to Millie’s children that Kathy & I had the privilege of teaching in Argusville. Kathy passed away 3/25/2012, so the two of them are having coffee right now!

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