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Gunver "Goody" Hertsgaard

April 11, 1919 - September 09, 2013


6:30-8:00 P.M. Friday, September 13 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 14 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred.

Prayer Service:

8:00 P.M. Friday, September 13 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 14 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred.


Kindred Cemetery, Kindred.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Gunver "Goody" Hertsgaard

April 11, 1919 - September 09, 2013


Goodie passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit surrounded by her family.

Gunver Jordheim was born on April 11, 1919, the daughter of Knute and Rosine (Bakko) Jordheim in Walcott, ND. She grew up in this area and graduated from Grand Forks High School. Goodie was united in marriage to Kermit Hertsgaard on October 6, 1944.  They made their home on a farm near Kindred where they raised their family. Kermit passed away in 1961. Goodie worked at Black’s Clothing Store in Fargo, and for many years at Cass County Electric. Goodie will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her love of people, the many pies and birthday cakes she made, and her role as a caregiver. She always had a smile  and looked forward to spending time with her family  and many friends she made over the years.

Goodie is survived by her children – Rebecca Hertsgaard of Chandler, AZ; Kathryn (Daryl) Peterson of Fargo; Virginia (David) Nordenstrom of Mora, MN; and Ira Hertsgaard of Fargo; her grandchildren – Sondra (Christopher) Bergem, Jana (Bob) Erickson, Karen Nordenstrom, and Kati (Nick) Printon; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, and her grandson, Darin Peterson .


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  1. Rick and Kae Olson says:

    We will really miss Goodie! We spent some many good visits with her when she and mom lived near each other. She was always so good to us. What a wonderful lady!H

  2. DiAnne Moeller Schmidt says:

    Elyria OhioI was saddened to hear of the death of your mother, Kaye. I always thought of her as a strong, amazing person. I especially remember how she always made oatmeal buns and put Cheese Whiz and green olives on top. I thought they were super. Funny what one remembers from childhood. I also remember her hearty laugh.

    She was an amazing woman: a role model on how to deal with a life that is not always kind nor fair.

    I like to think of her now enjoying all those things with you father that she couldn’t here on earth.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    DiAnne Moeller Schmidt

  3. Bryan Anderson says:

    Denver COGoody was a cousin of my mother, Janet (Grant) Anderson. My mother always spoke fondly of her. I’m sorry for your loss.


    Bryan Anderson

  4. Joyce Ramage says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    I met Goodie a few years ago at Bethany while visiting my Aunt Ruby and would sit and play bingo with the two of them many times! What a beautiful woman inside and out! She was so outgoing and nice to everyone she met! I know Ira and she would always ask if he was behaving himself! Always with a twinkle in her eye.
    I will treasure the memories of Goodie as I know my aunt will also!
    God Bless

  5. Gary & Sue (Eldevick) Sauvageau says:

    Fargo ND
    I was sorry to hear about your Mother. We really enjoyed seeing her Bethany commercial on the T.V. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Bud and Bev Granfor says:

    Detroit Lakes Minn. What a great picture of Goodie–she was always so interesting to talk with. May all your happy memories of Goodie ease your sorrow!. Our prayers are with you all. Bev and Bud Granfor

  7. Kati Printon says:

    Forest Lake MN
    Grandma~I miss you so much already! You were such a wonderful role model to me and so many other people! You were EVERYTHING a Grandmother should be and more! You were my second home or should I say second mom! You were always there for me and there for others. You always had the best advice, even though I didn’t always want to hear the truth. You just told it like it was and I loved that about you, Grandma! I will be celebrating you, as you are now at home and at peace with Grandpa, Darin, and you siblings. Everything you taught me will stick with me forever! Thank you, Grandma, for being the BEST Grandma anyone could ask for! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

  8. Maggie Young says:

    Englewood COWe will miss Goodie. She was an elegant, classy woman who was always so kind and loving. Our sympathies to the entire Hertsgaard family.

  9. Dorothy Nystul says:

    Fargo ND
    I lived at Country Club Dr. for quite a few years and Goodie moved into the building where I was. We became good friends and she was a wonderful neighbor. She was a true lady in every way. My thoughts are with all the family.

  10. Ed Stahl says:

    Chandler AZ
    What a GREAT lady and community person. Kathy & I were privileged to know her first through association with Ira, Kay, Becky in Kindred School. My condolences to Ira, Kay, Becky, and Ginny.

  11. Coralie Fix says:

    Bismarck ND
    I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Arlo Sandvig says:

    Audubon MN
    Ira, So sorry for your loss. What a great lady!

  13. Jeff Hanson says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Goody’s passing but know that she is now in good hands. I saw her a few months ago and even though I could see her health was deteriorating she was still the same strong, caring person she always was. I will miss our little talks and her great outlook on life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jeff and Sue Hanson

  14. Pam Liebenow says:

    Kindred ND
    Oh my dear Goody…what a treasure to have known you. You are such a awesome person of faith and helping others to trust that as well and a mentor to all. You were a person I could go to whenever I had a question about KLC History, ideas, opinions, and the like. I loved your enthusiasm, zest for community, church and youth. What a FAITHFUL SERVANT – GOD BLESS YOUR MEMORY. I love you Goody and grateful for your friendship!

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