Margaret Dalseng, 92, of Ray, more recently of the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Bethel Lutheran Home.
Margaret Evelyn Dalseng was born Aug. 13, 1920, in New Home Township, Williams County, to Christ and Johanne (Hoelstad) Dalseng. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Rainbow Valley Lutheran Church. She was raised on the family farm and completed her education at New Home School No. 1. Later, she graduated from the New York Hairdressing Academy at Fargo. She was employed as a beautician at a shop in Williston. She returned to her farm home in New Home Township where she lived until 1997 when she moved to the Bethel Terrace apartments in Williston and later to Bethel Lutheran Home.
Margaret thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of farm life. She took pride in her flower gardens and often helped in the fields during harvest season. She was an excellent baker and especially enjoyed baking breads, pies and pastries. Margaret was devoted to her family and was a loving caregiver to her father, brother and sisters. She was also very proud of her nieces and nephews and was an integral part of their lives. Margaret was interested in her Norwegian heritage and had traveled to Norway twice.
She was a lifelong member of the Rainbow Valley Lutheran Church of rural Ray. She was a member of WELCA and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was also a member of the Oli-Rain Birthday Club.
She is survived by: her four nieces, Jean Halverson, of Williston, Marlene (Ray) Grager, of Carrington, Mary Ann Hebert, of Fargo, and Colleen (David) Bergstrom, of Ray; three nephews, Gerald (Marilyn) Qvale, of Minot, Sanford (Carol) Qvale, of Williston, and Leslie (Monica) Qvale, of Larkspur, Colo.; and by several great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, and 10 great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Alfred Dalseng; sisters, Esther Oase and Gerda Qvale; brothers-in-law, Martin Oase and Arthur Qvale.
Her funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., in the Bethel Lutheran Home Chapel, Williston. The Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate and interment will be in the Rainbow Valley Churchyard Cemetery northwest of Ray.
Friends may call today, Tuesday, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston, and Wednesday, one hour prior to services, at Bethel Lutheran Home.
Friends may sign the online register book and give their condolences at (www.fulkersons.com).