Margaret A. Oakland passed away on November 14, 2020 at Bethany on University, Fargo, North Dakota. Margaret was born on October 31, 1936 in Langdon, North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late James and Adeline Nomeland (Hooey).
Margaret attended Langdon High School and started working at a young age for Roxy Theatre, Waltz Café and the Green Mill.
Margaret married Donald Oakland in December of 1955. They spent sixty-one years together raising a family, enjoying visiting with family and friends. Margaret attended Langdon Presbyterian Church. Donald passed away in June of 2017.
Margaret enjoyed going back to work in the 1970’s and worked as a cook at the Embers, Stables Restaurant and KJ’s Pizza. Margaret loved to cook and dearly missed everyone when she retired.
Margaret enjoyed spending time watching her grandchildren play sports as well as cook, sew and quilt. Donald and Margaret attended Langdon hockey, basketball, volleyball, and many baseball games. Margaret was a hard worker and loved her family very much. She will be missed by those she leaves behind.
Margaret is survived by her children, James Oakland of Neche, ND, Eloise Baker of Fargo, ND, and Don (Becky) Oakland of Tucson, AZ; brother-in-law Ken Torkleson of Bismarck; sister-in-law Donna Klemish of Washington; grandchildren, Stephan (Laura) Walker of Colorado, Lisa Raimo of Fargo, ND, Lee (Crystal) Howes of Mapleton, ND, Jonathan (Kaitlin) Oakland of Georgia, and Heather Oakland of Tucson, AZ; and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Donald L. Oakland; brothers Earl, Ronald, Russell, and Basil, sister Irene; brothers-in-law Junior Klemisch, Darrell Klemisch, Danny Klemisch; and sisters-in-law Joyce Skjerwheim (LeRoy), Dorothy Boesl (Elmer), and Brenda Torkleson (Ken).
A private family interment will be held in the Spring at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.
Margaret’s Video Tribute can be viewed below: