June 13, 2020
- 2:30 PM
Lenora Dittmer, 96, of Fargo, ND passed away, June 10, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.
Lenora was born December 15, 1923 in Durbin, North Dakota to Reinhold and Linda (Miller) Baumgarten, where she spent her youth growing up on the farm. She attended a country school in Durbin, North Dakota until 8th grade and completed high school at Central Cass, Casselton, North Dakota. After high school, she attended North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo, North Dakota for Home Economics.
On January 2, 1947, she married Reynolds Dittmer. They made their home on a farmstead in Everest township. She raised two children on the farmstead, Bruce Dittmer and Teresa Dittmer. She was a very supportive mother and always looked out for the well-being of her family. In 1987, she divorced Reynolds Dittmer. She remained on the farmstead until 2007 when she moved to Fargo to care for her son who incurred a severe stroke.
She spent most of her adult life contributing to the family farming operations, in addition she was a wonderful seamstress keeping in pace with current fashions, gardener, and a fantastic baker and cook. She loved country living with its wide open spaces, solace and beauty.
The greatest joys of her life where her two grandchildren Kristen Garske and Jordan Garske. She was the biggest fan of her grandchildren and wanted to be at every event that they participated in. Even when getting around became difficult for her, she was determined to be part of their lives and be present at their events.
She is survived by her son, Bruce Dittmer, Dilworth, Minnesota; and daughter Teresa Dittmer and son-in-law James Garske; and two grandchildren Kristen Garske and Jordan, Fargo, North Dakota.
She was proceeded into death by Linda (Miller) Baumgarten (mother), Reinhold Baumgarten (father), Laverne Feist (sister), and Allen Baumgarten (brother).
Funeral services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, June 13, with visitation one-hour prior at Boulger Funeral Home Fargo, North Dakota with burial following at Canaan Moravian Church, Davenport, North Dakota.