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Bernice Johnsen

June 13, 1923 - December 20, 2012


11-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Norman Lutheran Church, near Kindred N.D.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Norman Lutheran Church, near Kindred N.D.


Kindred Cemetery, Kindred N.D.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Bernice Johnsen

June 13, 1923 - December 20, 2012


Bernice T. Johnsen, 89, Kindred passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.

Bernice was born June 13, 1923 to Samuel and Olga (Olsen) Lunde in Fargo, North Dakota. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High School. She went on to attend Interstate Business College. On November 1, 1952 she married Carroll Johnsen at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo.  Bernice and Carroll farmed in the Kindred area before retiring and moving to Kindred in 1991.

Bernice was very active in Norman Lutheran Church where she volunteered in a variety of ways. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed being at the cottage on Pelican Lake.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carroll, Kindred, N.D.; children, Becky (Tom) Hagen, Chanhassen, MN, Nancy (Paul) Olson, Fargo, N.D. and Ron Johnsen, Fargo, N.D.;  grandchildren, Patricia and Andrea Olson, both of Fargo, N.D.; and nephew, William (Maja) Lunde, Zurich, Switzerland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Stanley P. Lunde.

Bernice’s family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Retirement Living and the Palliative Care Unit at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Memorials preferred to Bethany Retirement Living and/or Norman Lutheran Church, Kindred.


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  1. Carlotta Spelhaug says:

    Kindred ND
    Nancy, I don’t think either of us knew how fast our mother’s would leave us when we saw you a few months back. More Lutheran Ladies in Heaven. That makes me smile! Hugs to you.
    Terry and Carlotta

  2. Ed Stahl says:

    Chandler AZ
    I’d like to extend my condolences to Becky, Nancy, & Ron and well as to my former neighbor, Carroll.

  3. George & Karen Kruse says:

    Fargo ND
    Have our deep0est sympathy.

  4. Charles Kvare says:

    Pelican Rapids Minnesota
    Carroll and family,
    The Kvare family extends our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
    Charles & Barb Kvare

  5. Denise Kedziora(Stahl) says:

    Chandler AZ
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of my long time friend’s Mom.

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