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Kathleen Lyng

May 10, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Prayer Service - Wednesday

January 18, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Visitation - Wednesday

January 18, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Funeral Service - Thursday

January 19, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Highland Lutheran Church, rural Cummings ND

Visitation - Thursday

January 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Highland Lutheran Church, rural Cummings ND


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Kathleen Lyng

May 10, 1929 - January 14, 2017


Kathleen Lyng, 87, of Cummings, ND quietly passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 14, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

Kathleen Geraldine (Fodness) Lyng was born on May 10, 1929, the daughter of Knute and Ida (Spillum) Fodness, in rural Taft, ND.  She grew up on a farm South of Buxton, and graduated from Buxton High School.  After high school, she continued her education at Mayville Teachers College and graduated with a teaching certificate.  She taught in several rural schools including Northwood, ND.

In the mid 50’s, Kathleen found the love of her life, Alphield Lyng.  After a whirlwind courtship, that included courting and serenading.

On June 8, 1956, they were married and settled onto the Lyng family farm in Cummings, ND where they lived and raised 5 children throughout their married life.

Alphield passed away on November 27, 2009, and Kathleen moved to Kelleher Manor in Hillsboro, ND in 2011.

Throughout the years, Kathleen was very active at Highland Lutheran Church by serving in various positions in Sunday School, on church council, ladies aide, and WELCA.  She enjoyed traveling and seeing sites around the world, gardening, and being outdoors.  Her main love was caring for family and friends.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Kent (Rose) Lyng of Lena, WI, Nancy Lyng of Waukee, IA, Kevin (Martina) Lyng of Clifford, ND, Suzy Lyng of Fargo, ND, and Steve (Kelli) Lyng of Stillwater, MN; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; her sister Marilyn Wheeler of Dickinson, ND; several nieces, nephews, and cousins both here and in Norway; and many other family and friends.  Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Alphield, her parents, Knute and Ida Fodness, and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Highland Lutheran Church or Friendship in Fargo.

May she rest in mercy and peace in the Heavenly Gardens of God.

VISITATION: 5-7 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday

PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Wednesday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Cummings, ND

BURIAL: Highland Lutheran Church Cemetery at a later date


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3 responses to “Kathleen Lyng”

  1. Harold and Judy Lee says:

    We spent quite a lot of time with Kathleen and Al. She was always so caring and interesting to visit with. Al also worked with Harold for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Connie Van Den Einde says:

    My thoughts, prayers and love go out to your family during this emotional time.

  3. Theresa Mueller-Scheibelhut says:

    So many memories of being neighbors at Cummings. Thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your sweet mom

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