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Inga McDonald

December 15, 1917 — March 4, 2023

Walhalla, ND

Ingeborg (Inga) Hallgerdur McDonald age 105 passed away on Saturday March 4, 2023 at the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla, ND. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Vidalin Lutheran Church, rural Hensel, ND. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.

Inga was born December 15, 1917, to George and Thorstina (Gunlogson) Austfjord in Akra North Dakota.  She was the 7th of ten children with included her siblings Allie, Sigrid, Bertha, Sophie, Christine, Ed, Bill, Sig, and Mike.

Inga attended school in Akra and continued her education in Cavalier North Dakota where she graduated from high school in 1936.  She worked in the Cavalier and Walhalla area up until 1943, when she purchased the cafe and bar in Walhalla North Dakota.  

Inga also raised sheep and potatoes with her father George. Inga was a forward-thinking woman which led to many successes in her life.  With her success she was a very generous and giving person.

Inga traveled to Seattle Washington where she met John McDonald at a dance.  This Scotsman swept the Icela

nder off her feet.

Inga and John were married August 13th 1946.  They were married for 67 years.  Inga and John had two children. Heather and John Rock McDonald. They also had Paul Sproule a special nephew.

Throughout her years Inga has owned and operated the Variety Store in Cavalier ND, The Owl bar in Grand Forks ND, The Highlander on and off sale in Grand Forks ND, and McDonalds Bar in Walhalla ND.  

Inga and John also farmed in Pembina County and Cavalier County along with their son.  

Inga was a business owner for 70 years along with the help of her children and grandchildren. Inga enjoyed going to auction sales, keeping up on current events, Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family, and an animal lover.  Inga enjoyed her family especially the little ones.

Inga is survived by her children Heather McDonald, John Rock (Lynn) McDonald both of Walhalla ND. Grandchildren: Kristina (Mark) Halverson, Sophia (Darrick) Herman, Sarah (Justin) Price, Megan (Michael) Faller, Samantha (Kyle) Novak, and Madyson McDonald,10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, and siblings.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 26, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Vidalin Lutheran Church

91 Street NE, Hensel, ND 58241

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 26, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Vidalin Lutheran Church

91st Steet NE, Hensel, ND 58241

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