Gloria M. Nord, 78, Minot, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in a Minot hospital.
Glorai Mae Twylah Liudahl was born on April 2, 1931, born to Theodore and Gladys (Ellingson) Liudahl, on the family farm in South Viking Township, Maddock, ND. She was 100 percent Norwegian and very proud of it. She attended Quarve School #3. She graduated from Benson County Agricultural and Training School (B.C.A.T.S.) in 1949, where she enjoyed rope spinning and baton twirling under Bob Rindt’s leadership. She attended NDSU (NDAC) in Fargo, followed by working at the ASCS office in Minnewaukan.
On June 28, 1953, Gloria was united in marriage to Lyder Nord in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. They lived in Churchs Ferry, Rugby, and in 1967, moved to Minot. She babysat, was a Tupperware dealer for ten years, a caregiver for the elderly and handicapped, and was well known for her lefse making, rolling well over one thousand rounds each year. In 1985, they moved southeast of Minot.
Gloria was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Minot. She was a deeply caring person, who loved visiting and having fun. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, knitting, working in her flower gardens, and playing Scrabble with Lyder. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother to Daisy, Luke and Justin. She will be missed by all that knew her, as she was everybodys favorite.
Those who shared in her life: Husband of 56 years, Lyder, Minot; Children: Linda (Louie) Schafer, Minot, Lonny Nord, Minot, Lana (Larry) Hoff, Burlington, Lisa (Mitch) Moldenhauer, Minot; three grandchildren: Daisy (Kory) Kenner, Luke Schafer, Justin Moldenhauer; brother: Robert Liudahl, CA; sisters: Darlene (Milt) Erickson, Esmond, ND, Beaulah Sears, Devils Lake, ND, Arlyce Liudahl, Minot; sisters-in-law: Audrey Liudahl, Carol Hale, Betty Liudahl; aunt, Dagny Ellingson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ardell, Lester, Kenneth, Roger, Virgil, Mayo, infant brother Gordon, brother-in-law Ivan Sears, and nephew Ron Erickson.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 2010, at Augustana Lutheran Church, Minot.
Burial was in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Arrangements by Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
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