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Darlene J. Woldseth

Darlene Woldseth, 78, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on May 3, 2015. She was born in Langdon. ND on May 16, 1936 to Walter and Helen (Paulson) Hart and grew up with two younger sisters, Bev (Sturlaugson) and Jan (Prondzinski), on their family’s farm in Wales, ND. She attended school at the Moscow Township rural elementary school and graduated from Langdon High School in 1954. After high school she went to Concordia College Moorhead where she met and fell in love with Harold Woldseth of Edmore, ND. They were married on October 1, 1955 and were blessed with three daughters: Diane (Wagner), Julie (Stolle) and Jill (Schwaner). Harold and Darlene farmed near Edmore until 1984 and shortly after that she began a career as a federal and commercial crop adjuster, a position she maintained until 2002.

Darlene knew Jesus from an early age and trusted Him throughout her life. Her faith was alive when she lost her mother at 13 years old, and it sustained her when she learned that she had Alzheimer’s Disease. In between those times, she prayed faithfully and fervently for her family and friends. She loved Harold. She nurtured, healed and sustained him as they made their life together. She loved her daughters, and they were wonderfully blessed by her guidance and encouragement throughout their lives and beyond. She was a mentor, teacher, seamstress, cheerleader, guidance counselor and later friend to her girls. She was so encouraging and supportive of them and was thrilled with her daughters’ husbands and loved them like sons. She was also a much-loved Grandma to her 7 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Each could write volumes of moments, days, and years that were blessed and enriched by the wisdom of their Mom and Grandma.

Darlene was preceded in death by her mother, Helen (Paulson) Hart, her father, Walter Hart, Alvina Holo who cared for Walter’s girls and became a much loved member of the family, and her step-mother, Ethel (Welsh) Hart. She is survived by her husband, Harold Woldseth of Edmore, ND & Mesa, AZ; their daughters: Diane (Doug) Wagner of Des Lacs, ND, Julie (Darrell) Stolle of Fargo, ND and Jill (Brad) Schwaner of Peoria, AZ; grandchildren: Lindsey (Brian) Marquart and great-grandson Ruben, Landon Wagner, Andrew (Nicole) Stolle, Britta Stolle and great-grandson Bridger Stolle-Marks, Clay Schwaner, Jansen Schwaner and Darby Schwaner; and her sisters: Beverly (Richard) Sturlaugson of Pelican Rapids, MN & Peoria, AZ, and Jan (Jim) Prondzinski of Pelican Rapids, MN & Peoria, AZ.

Services for Darlene will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Living Word Free Lutheran Church in Edmore, ND. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to service time at the church on Saturday.

Interment- Edmore Cemetery

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Bev, my condolences in the loss of your sister. Though I never knew her, I do know it's difficult to lose our loved ones. Keeping you in prayer for comfort and peace. Vonnie (Fischer-Spenst) Malone

LaVonne Malone May 24 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Woldseth Family, So very sorry to have heard about Darlene. Darlene was such a marvelous person. Keep memories close. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Darcy and Cindy Saari May 17 2015 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to you and your families. Patti (Pecka) Kalliokoski

Patti kalliokoski May 16 2015 12:00 AM

To Darlene's family.. What a lovely lady she was...always had time to talk and say "so nice to see you". What a happy person with a wonderful smile.. "Once we focus on the beauty of life here and the importance of eternity with Him, everything falls into place. But God--is still in charge of it all" My prayers to you as to continue life's journey with Darlene "gone on ahead to wait for you" Betty Stalker Fetzer

Betty Fetzer May 15 2015 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy for your loss, thought and prayers are with you. I remember Darlene as always being a friendly and smiling lady.

Patricia (Holmen) and Bob Scott May 14 2015 12:00 AM

Deepest Sympathy It was great to get to know Darlene and Harold better these last years as we got together in Mesa.

Joanne Paulson Lynk May 14 2015 12:00 AM

Greetings, Harold and family... Our deepest sympathy in Darlene's passing. What a lovely obituary and testimony for our Lord and Savior! Darlene was, indeed, a special lady... we valued her (and your) friendship greatly. How comforting to KNOW where she is now. We know you have so many wonderful memories of Darlene, and we cherish the years we were able to spend with both of you and our AAL family. Gods blessing to you all.

Larry and Darlene Bakken May 13 2015 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to your family. i have been there.My son works everyday to find the cause and a cure..May your family find peace that she is at peace.

Carmen Bachmeier May 13 2015 12:00 AM

Harold and Family, Bev and Richard, Jan and Jim and families, My prayers and sincere sympaties are with you all. Vicky

Vicky Nelson Skabo May 13 2015 12:00 AM


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