Ole N. Iverson, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sanford Health, with loved ones at his side. Ole was born on December 13, 1924, to Neilus and Marie (Olson) Iverson of Kindred, ND. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from Kindred High School in 1943, and began farming. On October 12, 1947, he married Joyce Owen, also of Kindred, his high school sweetheart. They lived on Ole's grandfather's homestead, and later moved to a new home on adjoining land, where they raised their three children. Ole retired from farming in the late 70's which enabled him to pursue various interests. He worked with heavy equipment, traveled cross country with Joyce to secure airplane parts for restoration, and took a trip to Norway which was so memorable for Ole and Joyce. They enjoyed many winters in Arizona & summers at Crystal-Lida Lakes where Ole discovered he loved fishing! He shared his catch with many family and friends. In 1995, they moved to West Fargo, ND. As Joyce's health declined, he took over many household tasks, and discovered that he really liked to cook! And he did it so very well, after being tutored by Joyce for decades. When Joyce required nursing care in 2008, Ole spent all day, every day at her side, and in 2009, he decided to move to Bethany Assisted Living to be near her. She passed in 2011, and Ole adjusted to life without Joyce. He took frequent drives around the area, enjoyed visiting with family and friends and keeping up with progress on the farm. He spent time doing word puzzles, listening to music and keeping up with the news. Even with many health limitations his mind remained sharp. Visits with Pastor Phil were always invigorating and uplifting, the highlight of many days. Those visits brought him so much peace that sustained him to the very end. We have much to be grateful for. Ole is survived by his two daughters, Jennifer Thomas of Red Bank, NJ; and Jackie (Harlan) Jordheim of Kindred, ND; his grandchildren – Lee (Reile) Jordheim of Kindred ND; Nick (Lisa) Jordheim of Walcott, ND; Joe Thomas of Ashbury Park, NJ; Jennifer (Kris) Nelson of Fargo, ND; Heather (Ben) Wead, and Rachel Iverson all of Tipp City, OH; and William Iverson of Boston, MA; and his great-grandchildren - Savannah and Grace Wead; Jansen, Jenner and Jaeger Jordheim; and Reily and Josie Holman. Ole was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; his parents; his son, Neil; his son-in-law, Bill Sheilds; and his sisters - Katherine Iverson, Norma Iverson, and Bergy (Iverson) Mills; and his brother-in-law, Vernon Mills. Memorial service will take place 2 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Gol Cemetery, Kindred. We would like to thank Bethany Assisted Living and Sanford Medical Center for their kindness, care and compassion.

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  1. Ole was such a great friend and neighbor for us. He and Bob will have lots of topics to cover now that they’re together again. My sympathy to the family, and peace and grace to both mom and dad.

  2. Dave & I send our sympathy in your loss of Ole! We are very saddened by his passing. We send your family our prayers. We will not be able to attend the service but know we will see you all soon.

  3. Jennifer and Jackie,
    I am so sorry for your loss! I am sure that as you gather together with family and friends to celebrate your dad’s you will share many stories and cherished memories. May those stories and the love that surrounds you help at this sad time. I believe the night sky is a little brighter this week !!! Thinking about you both! Jackie Anderson Coyle

  4. jackie and jennifer,
    so many memories of spending time with your family as our little rock group practiced! both ole and joyce put up with it with grace and humor. to think back on your family makes me smile. your dad had the straightest rows in the country in his fields. his “gps” was infallible. never did figure out how he could plant straight as a string. so sorry for your loss, ole was a kind man.

  5. So happy for Ole as I know he has joined all the loved ones who have made the Heavenly b/4 him! Rest In Peace Ole! So sorry I won’t make it to Ole’s funeral / starting work Monday! Our sincere sympathy!

  6. Ole was my favorite Uncle, and I have such fond and FUN memories of the times we spent together! He was a Master story teller, who kept us all in stitches when we came to visit! It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye for now, but I know there is one heck of a reunion going on in Heaven right now!
    RIP DEAR UNCLE. I Love you❤️

  7. My sympathies to Jackie & Jennifer and their families. I always enjoyed my visits with Ole. He was a great guy.

  8. Sympathy to Ole’s family. God Bless his memory! Always a sense of humor and friendly nature! He will make Heaven come alive! Sincerely Rita Amundson

  9. I am a volunteer at Bethany, and as such I have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Ole. He would stop to visit with me whenever he could in the Gift Shop on Tuesday afternoons. I was so sad to hear of his passing, and will miss our visits. My sympathy to you Jackie and Jennifer.

  10. Jackie and Jennifer,
    Sympathy to you. May you have many happy memories of his long life!

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