Alice Bjornson, age 95, of Valley City, ND, died Monday, March 10th at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, ND surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 15th at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel in Valley City. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and one hour before the service at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery in the spring.
Alice Viola Elton, the daughter of Ole and Sarah (Norlander) Elton, was born August 15, 1918 on the family farm near Litchville, ND. Alice grew up and attended school in the Litchville, ND area and was baptized and confirmed in the Litchville Lutheran Church. Alice married Peter Holden on November 25, 1941 in Valley City, ND. The couple lived on a farm in the Litchville area where they raised six children: Sandra, Diane, Richard, Susan, Loretta and Anita. Peter passed away in 1970. Alice worked at Land O’ Lakes and the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City. Her most important job was that of housewife and mother. On December 29, 1978 she married the love of her life, Ralph “Shorty” Bjornson. Alice was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Her hobbies included BINGO, playing cards, her owl collection and drinking coffee with Mickey. She also enjoyed baking, especially Rhubarb cake and buns. She was the happiest at family gatherings, notably Easter and her birthday where she could share her love with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice is survived by her children, Sandra Hutton, Valley City, ND, Diane (Pete) Peterson, Northwood, ND, Susan (Bob) Amundson, Williston, ND and Loretta Holden, Valley City, ND; Step-children, Mikkel (LaVerne), Marvin, Dorothy, Darlene, Delores and Maida; grandchildren, Chris Peterson, Fargo, ND, Duane (Sue) Peterson, Glyndon, MN, John (Jackie) Peterson, Fargo, ND, Lori (James) Kertz, Fargo, ND, Andrea (Joe) Morenski, Williston, ND, Jamie (Justin) Ward, Lisbon, ND, Justin Greb, Valley City, ND and Lucas Amundson, Williston, ND; Great-grandchildren, Cody Peterson, Brooke Amundson, Maggie Peterson, Trevor Ward, Savanna Amundson, Jack Kertz, Zachary Ward and Tanner Peterson; sisters, Clara Rocksvold, Gladys “Gay” and Edith “Tudie” Birch; brother-in-law, Hank Holden; sister-in-law, Katie Cole; number nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Peter and Ralph; her children, Anita Greb, Richard “Rick” Holden; two infant brothers; her sisters, Betty and Ann; brothers; Oliver, Orvin, Clifford “Butch” and Selmer; and one grandchild, Kyle Amundson.
Funeral arrangements by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City. Online guestbook available at www.lerudschuldt.com