Ellen Carlson, 95, of Powers Lake, ND more recently of Minot, ND passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Trinity Health Hospital in Minot, ND.
Ellen Ruth Berg was born February 4, 1926, the seventh child of Martin and Kirsti Berg, on their homestead north of Battle View, ND. She was baptized on February 26, 1926. Ellen attended Pleasant View Grade School. She also attended catechism and Bible study classes and was confirmed at Scandia Lutheran Church in 1938. Ellen graduated from Columbus High School in May 1944.
Ellen obtained a teaching certificate from Minot State Teacher’s College and taught school in Pleasant View grade school. Her last year of teaching was 1949.
She married Donald Carlson from Battle View country on July 7, 1946 at Scandia Lutheran Church. After the wedding they moved to the Carlson family farm. After retirement they moved to Powers Lake, ND. Donald passed away October 15, 1989. She then moved to Wellington Assisted Living Facility and later Maple View Memory Care in Minot ND.
Ellen and Donald had three beloved children: Karen (Bob) Holte, Minot, Debra (Rick) Carlson, Grand Forks, and Mark Carlson, Battle View.
She was dedicated to her family and faith. Ellen loved music, singing in choir, playing the organ or piano, cooking, baking, needlework, sewing, and quilting. She liked to stay busy. Ellen was a Sunday school teacher, church pianist, member of Ladies Aid, and quilter at Bethel Lutheran Church in Battle View.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, Martin and Kirsti Berg; her in-laws, Hartvig and Dagney Carlson; brothers, Odmar, Arnold, Magne, Harold, and Kenneth; sisters, Signe, Olga, and Agnes; daughter-in-law, Kristy Carlson; brothers-in-law, Norman Eggen, Harvey Carlson, Jerry Hamerlik, Bob Hellekson, Henry Carlson, Albin Melberg, Elmer Martinson, Ed Sampson, Fred Piper, Glenn Grote, Wilbur Carlson, Obert Carlson and Helmer Kristianson; sisters-in-law, Hazel, Lyleen , and Doris Berg, Hazel Melberg, Ruby Martinson, Clarice Carlson, Ellen Carlson, Syneva Sampson, and Stella Piper; and numerous other family members.
Ellen is survived by her children, Karen (Bob) Holte, Minot, Debra (Rick) Carlson, Grand Forks, and Mark Carlson, Battle View, sisters Borghild Berg, California, and Irene Hellekson, Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, Lindsey (Jordan) Jensen, Powers Lake, and Cassie (Zach) Kemmer, Bismarck, ND, and great- grandchildren, Eastlin, Jace, Gage, and Kyson Jensen, Henley and Hoyt Kemmer, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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