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Agnes McLeod, 88, of Neche, ND, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Walhalla- Park Center Presbyterian Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND.
Agnes was born on January 17, 1929, in the Mennonite village of Neuhorst, Manitoba. Because her mother died when Agnes was only 7 years old, Agnes and her siblings were raised by their father and extended family in that village and also received their education there. On July 25, 1947, Agnes married William Kenneth McLeod, and they made their home on the family farm west of Neche. Agnes maintained her home there until her death.
Agnes and Kenneth were parents to five children. Agnes worked very hard all her life. Gardening, cattle raising, canning, cooking, baking, washing, housekeeping and assisting with the farming operation were all part of her daily activities. As the children grew up and left home, Agnes went to work for Bjornstad Potato Farms where she worked for 13 years before retiring.
In her later years, Agnes enjoyed many activities of a retiree. She was front and center of family get-togethers. She went on many camping excursions and trips. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She was known for her homemade buns, doughnuts, potato salad and lefse, which she made for family gatherings and shared with friends. Her family enjoyed the many wonderful holiday meals that she lovingly prepared.
Agnes was actively involved in the Walhalla Presbyterian Church, Neche Senior Citizens, and Degree of Honor Society. She could always be counted on to bring more than her share of food to any gathering and to help with set up and clean up at those activities. Summers were spent in her vegetable and flower gardens, and she took pride in keeping them weed-free. Under her watchful eye, many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren have developed her green thumb. Agnes kept a yearly calendar on which she carefully marked the birthdays or other special days of all her family and friends. The list was long, but everyone listed got a card when their special day rolled around. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds.
Agnes is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Doug) Herzog, Grand Forks; and Deborah (Jeffrey) Stark, Cavalier; and sons, Larry (Julie) McLeod, Olympia, Washington; Kelly (Kris) McLeod, Neche; and a daughter-in-law, Karen McLeod, Cavalier. She also leaves to mourn 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her son, Allen McLeod; grandchildren, Jeremy McLeod, and Amanda McLeod; and her parents and siblings.
Agnes was an inspiration to all. My mother, Minnie Dalzell thought the world of her - also Dean and I. Sympathy to the family.
Donna Beattie Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear of Agnes' passing. She was such a wonderful person and always so pleasant. Our deepest sympathy. Terry and Ken
Terry and Ken Guenther Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to the Mcleod families. Agnes was such a sweet and lovely lady. We enjoyed visiting with her when we saw her. She will be deeply missed. Judy and Gale Watts
Judith Watts Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Angela F Jerome and Brian Johnston Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to the McLeod family on the loss of your mother. She was such a nice lady, always smiling and cheerful whenever you would see her.
Brian & Julie Hardy Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM
McLeod family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May good memories comfort you during this time.
Kim Wilson Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM
What a beautiful, kind and generous angel the heavens gained!! Agnes was loved by all! My sympathies to you all!
Julie Fraser Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss! She was a great person inside and out!
Kathy and Dave Bjornstad Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM
I'm so very sorry for your loss Kelly, Kris & family. Agnes was such a wonderful, loving, huge hearted lady. The visits I spent any time with her she was always so kind and generous, and was always busy doing something in her gardens. I send you much love and strength at this time. She will always be in your heart, cherish those memories.
Maureen Moen Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM
Agnes' Family, A lady always full of life, a smile that would light up the darkest of night and a heart full of love for her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. May your find courage and strength in all who surround you and may God wrap his arms around you providing comfort that your Mom is pain free and now dancing up a storm. GOD bless her memory and GOD bless all of you! Don & Michelle Murray
Don & Michelle Murray Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM