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Ethel Perlenfein

June 04, 1922 - April 08, 2017

Funeral Service - Friday

April 14, 2017
- 3:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

April 14, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Ethel Perlenfein

June 04, 1922 - April 08, 2017


Ethel Henningsen was born on June 4, 1922, in LaMoure, ND, the daughter of Arthur and Wiletta Blanche (Rogers) Henningsen. She grew up on a farm near LaMoure, and moved to Oakes, ND, at the age of 9. She married Lloyd L. Perlenfein in Ellendale, ND, on December 4, 1943. She worked at North American Creamery in Oakes for five years, and then at Oakes Bakery in the 1940s. She also worked at various restaurants. She was employed at St. John’s Hospital – later Dakota Hospital – for 10 years. She worked at VFW 200 Café as a baker, and retired when her husband became ill.

She is survived by her children, Karen (Scott) Gilman, Fargo, Paulette (Bruce) Renhowe, Bismarck, ND, Lloyd (Cindy) Perlenfein, Tamarac Lake, MN, Wayne Perlenfein, Fargo, ND; Lester (Cindy) Perlenfein, Fargo; Jane Hoffman, Minot, ND, and daughter-in-law, Deb Perlenfein, West Fargo, ND; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters: Margaret (Kenneth) Larson, Fargo; and Marjorie (Jerry) Lautt, Memphis, TN.

 Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd in 2006; her son, Allen; five sisters and one brother.

 The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2017 with a visitation from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


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7 responses to “Ethel Perlenfein”

  1. Lloyd and Cindy Perlenfein says:

    The world is a lonely place now without mom here to smile and try to tell us jokes. She was the tie that kept the family together and she will be missed by everyone. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to every one. We lost someone very special to us. We will miss her dearly. Love you lots!

  2. Helen Christl & family says:

    Ethel was a very good friend & sister-in law .She was a great loving person.
    I know she will be greatly missed by Family & friends.
    My condolence to her family.
    Helen Christl & family. Victor Stebbins .James Christl & family

  3. Ronn Durand says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the PERLENFEIN family at this time !!!!
    Ronn DuRand

  4. Chrissy Heirman says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, your mom was a special lady!! Big hugs to you all

  5. Keith And Kari Dahl says:

    Thank full for all of the years we have enjoyed being part of your family. Love always Keith and Kari Dahl (and Twins)

  6. Jennifer Cossette and family says:

    I met Ethel and Lloyd many many years ago when I worked at Haugen’s Ice Cream Parlor! I looked forward to them coming because they were so much fun to talk to! I quit working there and hadn’t seen them for quite awhile and always wondered about them. I married Tim Cossette and found out that his sister was married to there son! Small world! Then, if Deb and I needed to know something we would always say call Al’s mom she will know! She will be missed! Sending hugs and comfort to the family.

  7. Julie Braun (Deb Perlenfein's sister) says:

    Much love to this wonderful family as you grieve the loss of such a special loved one. I pray for peace and comfort, although I know your hearts are breaking. I’m grateful that my sweet sister had such a wonderful Mother-in-law. I know she loved Ethel as a mother. I know how much Deb relied upon her for guidance and advice as she and Al were growing up together and raising their new family. I’m very happy for my sister to have had this special lady in her life as a mentor. Peace to all.

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