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Edwina Fern Flom

Edwina Flom, 84, of Milton, ND, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.

Edwina Fern Thrugstad was born December 21, 1933, by Fairdale, ND, the daughter of Edwin and Nora (Nygaard) Thrugstad. She grew up on the family farm by Fairdale and attended grade school and graduated from Fairdale Public School. On September 7, 1952, Edwina married the love of her life, James Flom, of Milton, ND, at Aadalen Free Lutheran Church of rural Fairdale. They made their home on the family farm in rural Milton, and it was there that they raised four very energetic boys.

Edwina enjoyed life to the fullest. She was church organist at St. Stephen Lutheran Church for over 20 years. She was treasurer of the congregation and the president of their ALCW. She also served on the Milton School PTO. She was a member of the North Dakota China Painter Guild and served a two-year term as secretary of the Guild. She was an approved and registered International China Painter instructor. Edwina was also director of activities at Osnabrock Good Samaritan Center for over 15 years. She loved to read and knit. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Due to her health, Edwina spent the last year in Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon where she got wonderful care and enjoyed visiting with the staff.

Edwina is survived by her husband of 66 years, James, of Milton; sons: Jameson (Shirley) of Michigan, ND, Jon of Winfield, KS, and Eric of Hoople, ND; nine grandchildren: Jason, Nathan, Amy, Kevin, Samantha, Krystle, Klara, Russell, and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Guy; brother Duane Thrugstad; sisters: Naomi Danielson, Millie Axvig, and Verona Johnson; in-laws Gilbert and Klara Flom; and her sister-in-law, Nadine (Henry) Charbonneau.

A memorial service for Edwina will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Dovre Lutheran Church in Osnabrock, ND, with visitation starting one hour prior to service time at the church. Inurnment will be in the spring of 2019 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Milton, ND.

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 01, 2018
1:30 PM

Dovre Lutheran Church
108 Broadway
Osnabrock, ND 58269

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Our Thoughts a Prayers are with you.

Luther A berntson Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

James, You have my sympathy, You take care stop in if you get by my shop just to say HI ! Kevin Stein

Kevin Stein Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. I'm a friend of Jon and Marjorie. They spoke of Edwina with such love I know she will be sorely missed by everyone. Prayers to all.

Barbara Mendoza Nov 29 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family. I will never forget how sweet and kind Edwina was. She was one amazing lady. I'm so happy I was able to meet her.

Marjorie Nov 29 2018 12:00 AM

Sweet Edwina, she will be so dearly missed. I enjoyed painting and visiting with her in September at Maple Manor. In just that short time she left an impression that continues to give me smiles every time I sit down to paint. I received a lovely thank you card from Maple Manor, painted by E. Flom, and it hangs at my art counter. I see it daily, and think of her. Much love to your family.

Pieper Bloomquist, Scandinavian Folk Art Nov 29 2018 12:00 AM

I used to love visiting Aunt Edwina when I was a kid. She was so much fun. She usually let us try out whatever interesting craft or kind of project she was doing at the time. It was fun even to help her in the kitchen. We giggled our way through many post-meal clean-ups. Edwina is the last of my mother's siblings. I will miss her and the connection to my mother and her sisters she offered by her presence here on earth. I love you, Auntie Edwina.

Pat Danielson Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

James and family, My sympathy on the passing of Edwina. She was a special person with many talents. Mostly I remember her smile. God is near to the broken hearted.

Ellerd and Melva Boe Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM