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Selma Oyos

October 12, 1931 - November 16, 2018

Memorial Service - Tuesday

November 20, 2018
- 11:00 AM

New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard

Visitation - Tuesday

November 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard


Boulger Funeral Home

Selma Oyos

October 12, 1931 - November 16, 2018


Selma (Sammy) Mae Oyos, 87, West Fargo formerly Leonard, North Dakota passed away November 16, 2018 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Selma was born October 12, 1931 in Minot, North Dakota to Iver and Clara (Eddie Fauske) Monshaugen. She graduated from Nekoma, High School. She married Donald O. Oyos on June 15, 1952 at Nekoma Lutheran Church. They made their home in Nekoma and St. Thomas where Donald was a teacher and coach before making their forever home in Leonard. Donald passed away on July 31, 1986.

She was very active at Leonard/New Hope Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and confirmation and volunteered for many years. She was also active with the WELCA.

She worked as an office manager at Leonard Public School where she enjoyed working with staff and students throughout the years.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and will be missed by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her children, Carol (Elton) Hendrickson, Grand Forks, ND, Nancy (Randy) Rusch, Leonard, ND, Brad (Laurie) Oyos, Fargo, ND; sister, Audrey (Ron) Jones, San Francisco, CA; 5 grandchildren, Jamie VanSickle, Grand Forks, ND, Shannon Herman, Fargo, ND, Trisha (Adam) Stibbe, West Fargo, ND, Krysta (Jordan) Kelly, Fargo, ND, Logan (Charlotte) Rusch, Fargo, ND; 11 great-grandchildren, Dawson VanSickle, Josie VanSickle, Frankie Herman, Stevie Herman, Jack Stibbe, Sam Stibbe, Eli Stibbe, Claire Stibbe, Graham Kelly, Gwen Kelly and Beckham Rusch.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Don.

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard, ND with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.


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10 responses to “Selma Oyos”

  1. Steve Sedlmayr says:

    Dear Carol, Brad, Nancy and families…
    I am deeply saddened to learn of Sammy’s passing. She was a true friend and confidant. I learned a great deal from her during my four years as a “rookie” superintendent!! She was always so good to me and my family! The world would be a better place if there were more Sammy’s!
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you celebrate her wonderful life.

  2. Dawn says:

    My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. I hope the words at Rev.21:4 bring you comfort. It says: “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Arlo Sandvig says:

    So sorry for your loss. Don and Sammy were two of my favorite people. May God bless you at this difficult time.

  4. ellen Moen helm says:

    My sympathy to all of you Ellen Moen Helm

  5. Colleen Brown says:

    Goodbyes are so hard. Bless all the memories you have. I know all of you carry on the love and strength of family given to you by Don and Sammy.

  6. Marvy Jo Dittmer says:

    To Sammmy’s family,
    So very sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. I have so many good memories of her from working at the Leonard school. We would look forward to her morning break when she would come down for coffee. I remember her liking the heel from the bread loaf with peanut butter & having it with her coffee. We did a lot of talking & laughing during that 15 minute break. She was a wonderful person & friend…May she RIP.

  7. Dave Schill says:

    Great memories of Sammy at the Leonard school. She was a rock in that office and was so good to all of the students and us staff.

  8. Neil Howe says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Sammy. I have so many fond memories of Sammy and Don, and all the wonderful years they gave to the Leonard School and community.

  9. Shirley (Tangen) Nerby says:

    I was really sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Oyos. She was a wonderful lady. I remember her working in the school office and how helpful and nice she was to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be greatly missed.

  10. Carman & Carole Lynnes says:

    The world was a brighter place because of Sammy’s presence and she will be missed. Our most sincere condolences to the family as they grieve her loss. We have many great memories of the time that she served our school and the Leonard Lutheran Church.

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