Edna Mae Boardman
Edna Mae Boardman
Edna Mae Boardman was born on January 22, 1935 to Carl and Christina Schieve (Zweigle) in Frazier, Montana. She did her degree and graduate work at Minot State
University, where she was editor of the school paper, The University of Montana, St. Cloud State University, Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Dakota.
She taught high school in Garrison, ND where she met her husband Harold Boardman. They were married June 1, 1959. They moved to Rugby in 1968. She taught En-
glish at Rugby High School and became the Head Librarian there. In 1976 she moved to Minot where she went on to be the Head Librarian at Minot High School, Magic City Campus.
As an author and book reviewer, she wrote for the Book Report Magazine, Kliatt, several other magazines and blogs, and for the Heritage Review, the publication of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, where she was Secretary of the Board of Directors and edited their newsletter for many years.
She was award the Germans from Russia Heritage Society honor for writing The Joseph S. Height Memorial Literary Award and was selected to contribute a chapter
for the North Dakota Centennial book “Day In, Day Out Women’s Lives in North Dakota.”
She retired from teaching in 1998 and moved to Bismarck in 2002. She was an active member of McCabe United Methodist Church, enjoying Sojourners and the medita-
tion group. Her church and spirituality were of significant importance in her life.
She was a breast cancer survivor.
She was preceded in death by her parents Carl Schieve and Christina Schieve, Emil and Ella Berg, husband Rev. Harold Boardman, brothers Earnest Schieve, Daniel Schmidt, and sister Elsie Gimse. She is survived by son Chase Boardman (Pasadena, CA), daughter Mary Boardman (Bismarck, ND), daughter- in-law Cathy Boardman, grand-daughters Jacqueline and Noeline Boardman (Pasadena, CA), sister Vivian Berg, brother in law Dick Wirtz (Cape Coral, Florida), many loved nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, ND at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to McCabe United Methodist Church or to the Germans From Russia Heritage Society.
Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Edna and sign the online guestbook.
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