July 22, 2020
- 7:00 PM
July 22, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
July 23, 2020
- 11:00 AM
Marguerite “Marge” Mary Hewitt, 97, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Bethany on 42nd. Marge was born on January 12, 1923 to Arthur and Helen “Nellie” (Ryan) Silseth in St. Paul, MN. She grew up on a farm near Rutland, ND and graduated from Havana High School in 1941. After graduating, she worked one year for Havana High School before going to Seattle, WA. She was proud of her time as “Rosie the Riveter” from 1942-1946 where she worked at Boeing Aircraft and Linde Air Products. Marge returned to Rutland in December 1946.
On October 11, 1947 Marge and Cod Hewitt were married at St. Mary’s Church in Havana, ND. In October 1948 Marge started working for NW Bell Telephone Co. In September 1959, the big events of Marge and Cod’s life- they adopted their daughter, Janice and in January 1961, their son, James. Marge was a stay-at-home mom until February 1968 when she returned to work for NW Bell Telephone, retiring in 1984.
Marge was a charter member of Nativity Catholic Church. She was active in the Guild and Circle. She was very active in the Telephone Pioneers, Dakota Telco Federal Credit Union, CWA Local 7303, and also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved playing bridge and loved to play cards with her grandchildren.
Cod and Marge spent winters in Mesa, AZ and summers at Pelican Lake.
Marge is survived by her daughter, Janice (Don) Brandner, Fargo; son, James (Jean) Hewitt, Eagan, MN; grandchildren, Ryan Brandner, Moorhead and Katie Brandner, Christine; and Austin (Sarah) Hewitt, Moorhead; and Evan Hewitt, Eagan; and great-grandchild, Arlo Hewitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coddington; sister, Helen Sapa; and brother, Arthur “Rusty” Silseth.
There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo.