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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Mildred "Blondie" Wilder
April 9, 1924 - July 22, 2020

Place of Birth: Kjerrengoy, Norway
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 96

Mildred Helene “Blondie” Wilder was born April 9, 1924 in northern Norway, to Nels and Selma Pederson. In 1927, Nels and Selma along with Mildred and her brothers Asle and Halvard, immigrated to America settling in McKenzie County, North Dakota. She attended Horse Creek School and graduated from Sidney High School in 1942.
Mildred married Tod Wilder on September 3, 1949. They had two children, Renee and Tom. Blondie worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for many years. She recorded Richland County births and deaths, and worked for a CPA doing taxes. Blondie enjoyed gardening in the summer and sewing aprons and quilting in the winter.
Mildred was very proud of her Norwegian heritage, and was a charter member of Sidney Sons of Norway. Forty-three years after leaving Norway, she took her family there. She was reunited with her cousins and an aunt.
Mildred passed away July 22, 2020 under hospice care at Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, North Dakota.
Mildred is survived by; her daughter, Renee (Lynn) Septon; her grandsons; Patrick (Kendall), and Michael (Jessica); her great-grandchildren, Avery, Gavin, and Claire.
Mildred is preceded in death by; her husband, Tod Wilder; her son, Tom Wilder; her sister, Borgney Simonis; her brothers, Asle and Halvard Pederson; her nephews, Johnny Pederson and Kent Simonis.

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Bonnie Tuttle (PACOVSKY) (Columbia Falls, MT)
Jul 27, 2020
Renee & Family,
Oh what a wonderful Mother you had in Blondie. I always loved so much, visiting her and Todd. They were both wonderful people. Your Father worked at Reynolds Meat Department with my ex-husband Mike Pacovsky.
Violet E Tharp (Sidney, Montana)
Jul 27, 2020
I have such fond memories of Blondie and Todd going to church at Pella. They were so supportive of my family. Blondie was such fun at our Bosom Buddies group as well as her participation in the Relay for Life when we first started. She was a spunky Norwegian and a delight to know.
Carla Stomley (Alexander, ND)
Jul 28, 2020
I remember going to Blondie's home in Sidney, taking my Mother (Agnes Monson) my Uncle (Gilbert Gunderson) and my Aunt (Sigrid Skogen). They would always have a great time laughing, visiting and there would usually be a little Norwegian spoken that I did not understand! Blondie and her parents were the Andrina Gunderson's family friends, living close by each other and all the kids growing up together.
Alayne Oian Dolson (Missoula, Montana)
Jul 28, 2020
I'm saddened by Blondie's passing and my heart is with you. I have such wonderful memories of all the Pedersons. Nils and I shared a birthday and he taught me a love of pickled herring. I never mastered his skill of eating peas balanced on a knife. Loved when Selma would bring out her guitar and sing. Loved your Dad's humor behind the meat counter at Reynolds(?). And Tom brought me a corsage on my birthday when he was in 5th grade and I took a hundred 5th graders to a PTA meeting with their recorders and to the Dairy Queen! My thoughts are with you.
Jody Petersen (Sidney, Montana)
Jul 29, 2020
I have fond memories of Blondie when I went to help Tod. He was always so concerned for her and asked me if I could rub Blondies feet instead of helping him one day. I gave Tod a hug and took care of him and made time for Blondie. She was so sweet. Always loved her! RIP Blondie.
Mary Jensen Seigfreid (Sidney, MT)
Jul 29, 2020
Blondie has been part of my life ever since I can remember and I loved her dearly. She was good friends with my Mother and Father and as an adult she becamea good friend to me and my family. I have thought of her very often since she moved to Williston. She will be missed.
Marci Arnold
Jul 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss Renee. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.
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