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Elsa Carpenter

August 17, 1955 - June 08, 2019

Memorial Service - Thursday

June 13, 2019
- 10:00 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Elsa Carpenter

August 17, 1955 - June 08, 2019


Elsa Carpenter, age 63, of Fargo, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2019 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by her loved ones.
Elsa Bankers was born on August 17, 1955, the daughter of Maria (Ferradini) and Gordon Bankers of Page, ND. After Elsa graduated from Page High School in 1973, she attended and graduated from the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND in 1974 as a LPN. Elsa was united in marriage to Paul Carpenter on May 9, 1981. He passed away on February 18, 1985.
Elsa worked as an LPN at Dakota Hospital until 2004 when she moved to Arizona and worked in pediatric homecare and long-term care facilities. Elsa retired in 2016 and moved back to North Dakota to be closer to her family. Throughout the years, she loved to spend time gardening, reading, traveling, getting together with her friends and being Mia’s Nonna.
Elsa is survived by daughter, Tina (Kyle) Riveland, very special granddaughter, Mia Louise – all of Fargo; her sisters, Mary Bankers Andel and Teresa Von Bank; her brother, Arnold (Julie) Bankers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsa was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Carpenter; her significant other, Bob Balstad; her parents Maria and Gordon Bankers; her brother, Anthony Bankers; and her grandparents.
Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the North Dakota Chapter for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with visitation starting at 9:00 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.


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7 responses to “Elsa Carpenter”

  1. Deb Magnuson says:

    I still am having trouble believing that I will never see that smile or feel your genuine hugs again. As much as I feel the loss, I hurt for your family and friends who has been such an important part of your life. God rest your soul in his everlasting peace.

  2. Christina Miller says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Elsa’s family. May the good times and memories help carry you through this difficult time. I had the honor of knowing and working with Elsa on TCU. She is one of the most caring, compassionate, kind and thoughtful people I know. She touched so many lives and will be missed greatly. May her beautiful soul fly high and watch over her loved ones until you meet again.

  3. Mary Dronen says:

    Tina and family,we are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your memories,they will help you thru this difficult time. God Bless,Greg & Mary Dronen

  4. Sue McDonald says:

    I worked with Elsa back in the late 70’s. She was a wonderful, compassionate nurse. I moved away but we kept in touch and were able to see each other thru the years. She became more beautiful in soul and spirit. She loved her family – my prayers are for your strength and for all her friends/family she left behind. She was special.

  5. Dave & Barb Hammarsten says:

    Tina and family… So sorry to hear of Elsa’s passing. She was an amazing caregiver to my brother Bob and I will always be grateful to her for that. May you all find strength, peace, and comfort in your memories of her that will always live in your heart. With deepest sympathies.

  6. Paul Moen says:

    Tina and family. What a wonderful lady, doing a job that requires a Special person. We first met when Elsa and Bob were taking care of Bruce/Carla house. She brought a bright smile and relaxing atmosphere every time we would visit. We will fondly remember ELSA.

    Paul and Jean Moen

  7. Charlotte Anderson Bovaird says:

    So sorry I was unable to attend the funeral for Elsa. Elsa was such a wonderful person. We visited several times when she lived in Arizona. She always had a smile and was so good with my grandson, Brayden. I feel so sad for her family. She will be missed by many and I am so happy I knew her! RIP Elsa! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ™

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