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Katherine Iverson

March 02, 1919 - September 22, 2016

Memorial Service - Tuesday

September 27, 2016
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

September 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

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Katherine Iverson

March 02, 1919 - September 22, 2016

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Katherine Iverson, 97, passed away September 22, 2016 under comfort care at Bethany on University, Fargo, North Dakota.

Katherine Benora Irene Iverson was born March 2, 1919 to Nelius and Marie (Olson) Iverson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Gol Lutheran Church, Kindred, ND. She graduated from Kindred High School in 1937. She went on to receive a BS degree in Human Development and Education from NDAC, Fargo, ND. She taught home economics in Twin Valley, MN, Buffalo, Langdon and Sheldon, ND before joining the ND Cooperative Extension Service in July. 1959. She lived in Bottineau, ND where she was extension home agent for Bottineau County until her retirement in 1981.  She received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension Home Economics for development of an outstanding program in extension home economics, and for the scope and effectiveness of her work. She was a member of several related organizations both during her career and after retirement. She was honored by the NDHEA in 1983 for her work to improve the quality of life for people in North Dakota.

After retiring in 1981, she moved to Fargo, ND. She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church and was dedicated to serving in many activities there, including quilting, circle and embroidering baptismal napkins for their newest members. She enjoyed many types of needlework which she shared with friends and family alike. She also grew and propagated African Violets which flourished under her care.

Katherine is survived by her brother, Ole Iverson of Fargo; seven nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma, sister and brother-in-law, Bergy and Vennon Mills, sister-in-law Joyce Iverson and nephew Neil Iverson.

There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM with a Memorial Service Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

The family is deeply grateful to the staff at Cedar Square at Bethany for the loving care and kindness shown to Katherine.  Memorials are preferred to the Gol Cemetery Fund: C/O Terry Spelhaug, 5545 159th Ave SE, Kindred ND 58051. Condolences may be sent to The Family of Katherine Iverson, 16158 55th St SE, Kindred, ND 58051.

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5 responses to “Katherine Iverson”

  1. Gail Pierson says:

    I remember Miss Iverson well. Reading about her life I can see that she impacted many people and organizations. She taught with high expectations for us giggly seventh graders in Twin Valley Minnesota. I still make her chocolate cookies. My condolences to her family. Gail Pierson

  2. Myra Mills Brown says:

    Such fond memories of my Dear Tante Katherine. Just reminiscing about the time she drove all the way to TN. by herself to visit us! What a fun time we had, and my girlfriend, after having lunch with us, said, “she needs to be on the Johnny Carson ” show!!!
    She will always be thought of with much love, and greatly missed.

  3. Sandy Blow says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your sisters death,Ole. My sympathy to you and your family.

  4. Naomi Gunderson Hoien says:

    I had Miss Iverson in junior high. She taught me many things about both sewing and cooking. I sewed many “gathered skirts” in the following years! I have a very vivid memory of her stirring fudge with much vigor in class! She accomplished many things after leaving Twin Valley. My sympathy to the family.

  5. Karla Wilson says:

    I had been visiting Katherine through the Befriender Ministries program at Atonement Lutheran Church for the past three years. She would often ask me what she could help me with when I visited. She was still full of advice and liked to talk things through. She also liked to reminisce her time growing up on the farm and playing with her cousins and comparing it to how times have changed. She was so delightful to visit. When I asked her how she was doing, she would tell me you have a choice, you can choose to be happy and make the most of things or you can choose to be crabby. But what good would being crabby do? So you might as well choose to just go along and make the best of things. My sympathies to the family of this amazing woman. She will be missed by many.

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