Nina V. Halvorson, 96

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Grand Forks, ND – Nina Halvorson, 96, of Grand Forks, ND formerly of Thief River Falls, went to meet her Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND with her loving family at her side.
    Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at New Hope Lutheran Church, Newfolden, with Pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. Burial will be at Bethlehem Cemetery of New Solum, rural Newfolden.
    Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at New Hope Lutheran Church.
    Nina Vivian Gulbranson was born December 10, 1920 at rural Oslo, the daughter of Edward Daniel and Ida (Farder) Gulbranson. She was a member of Our Saviors Granville Lutheran Church, rural Oslo, since birth, where she was confirmed on June 2, 1935.  
    Nina took an active part in Ladies Aid since age 14, taught Sunday School many years, and was superintendent of Sunday School when Granville merged with Zion Church at Oslo in 1961. She helped paint in Sunday School rooms when the new church was built, and taught Sunday School at Zion, Oslo for several years.  
    On June 11, 1944, Nina was united in marriage to Roy Alvin Halvorson. The couple farmed south of Oslo until 1966, when they moved to a farm north of Thief River Falls.
    In 1966, she joined Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, where she served in ALCW and circles and also was a substitute Sunday School teacher. She joined Zion Lutheran Church, Viking, in 1976, serving in ALCW as chairman, secretary and stewardship secretary, circle, and quilting for several years.  She has made afghan’s, dozens of quilts and has given away both large and small, along with baby quilts. Nina was currently a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Newfolden.
    She was a member of Minnesota Seniors Federation and Holt Keenagers Club. She held Christian Women’s Bible Studies in her home and was a member of Higdem Township, Polk County Homemakers.
    Nina was a member of Viking Town and Country Garden Club, where she held office as secretary and treasurer; she helped buy plants and the planting of flower plots for several years. She helped set up the Garden Club booth at the Warren Fair, was a member of West Steiner Homemakers Club and held office as president.  
    Nina was East Marshall County Chairwoman and Councilor and was awarded a 25 year membership award. On July 19, 1991, Nina was honored as Outstanding Senior Citizen representing the Holt Community at the Marshall County Fair and later representing Marshall County at the Minnesota State Fair.
    Nina helped with general clean up at New Solum Bethlehem Church Cemetery and helped at their summer event. She was a member of Rollag WMSTR Ladies activities, worked in the dairy booth several years, worked off and on during summers, painting bleachers, stools, planting flowers and general cleanup. She was a member of the Steiner Community Club before it disbanded and has compiled two family genealogy books.
    She is survived by three children: Jean (Michael) Hart, Mulberry, FL, Gloria (Elroy) Enervold, Buckeye, AZ and Arvid (Evelyn) Halvorson, Thief River Falls; four grandchildren: Richard Hart, Lakeland, FL, Christopher (Carolyn) Hart, Mulberry, FL, Lisa (Paul) Sveiven, Wyoming and Aaron (Alissa) Halvorson, Cloquet; seven great-grandchildren: Elizabeth (Brandon) Peterson, Kathleen Hart, Zachariah Hart, Alexander Sveiven, Joshua Sveiven, Hailee Halvorson, and Avyn Halvorson; three great-great grandchildren:  Jedediah Peterson, Hezekiah Peterson, and Annabelle Hart; sister-in-law, Marie (Ronald) Engen of Thief River Falls.
    Nina is receded in death by husband: Alvin on January 31, 1996; parents; and siblings: Hulda Elden, Obert Gulbranson, Clarence Gulbranson, Ethel Gulbranson and Edith Wallin.
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