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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Shirley Ledahl
February 22, 1928 - August 5, 2022

Residence: Williston, North Dakota



Shirley Norma (Sorenson) Ledahl passed away on August 5, 2022 at the age of 94. Mom was born in Wildrose, ND on February 22, 1928 to Mildred and Soren B. Sorenson of Appam, ND. She was proud to be a country school teacher after graduating at the age of 17 from Alamo High School.

She met her future husband, Bruce N. Ledahl, shortly after he returned from serving in the Navy in World War II. They married on January 30, 1947. They settled into farming and soon began raising their family of twelve children. As we reflect on childhood memories, we are all amazed at the perseverance of raising twelve kids. Mom got us to Sunday school; always well-dressed, shoes polished and hair clean and styled at East Writing Rock Church, participated in sports and music and all graduated from Grenora High School. We always had delicious homemade meals, chores to do, family gatherings for birthdays and holidays with cousins. She was also an active member of East Writing Rock Ladies Aide and Homemakers Club. Mom was a pro at lefse making, flat brod, buttermilk pancakes, doughnuts, chokecherry syrup, homemade bread, caramel rolls, and rommegrot.

In addition to tending to the needs of raising a dozen kids, Mom worked hard on the farm. She was even known to have milked cows in the morning and given birth to Brian in the afternoon! She milked cows, gardened, hauled grain, and would lend a helping hand wherever needed. Grandkids remember being taught how to play rummy, painting ceramics, coloring, and being read to.

After moving to Williston in 1998, Mom thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, dancing, good music, family, making new friends, volunteering in the community, and was well known for her fine embroidery work and cookies in the cookie jar.

Mom is survived by her twelve children, Rhonda (Bruce) Bauman, Arlyn (Laurie) Ledahl, Jerome Ledahl (Tracy Jones), Peggy (Dan) Schmidt, Blanche (Bob) Marok, Gary (Lori) Ledahl, Rodney (Dawn) Ledahl, Sherrie (Steve) Muse, Lori Ledahl, Brian (Tami) Ledahl, Holly Ledahl and Corey (Jennifer) Ledahl. Mom was the proud grandma of thirty-four grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Survivors also include her siblings, Jerry, Beulah and Carolyn Sorenson.

Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce N Ledahl; parents, Soren and Mildred; six siblings, Christine Geltel, Ella Skoglund, Mervin (Bud) Sorenson, Art Sorenson, LeRoy Sorenson, and LaRaine Kreiter; and great-granddaughter, Quinn Bartholomew.

Thank you Mom/Grandma for a lifetime of memories and blessings. You are loved and will always be in our hearts. We miss you.

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Rick and Debbie Kruckenberg (Mandan, ND)
Aug 5, 2022
So sorry your loss. Prayers to the family.
Deb Toppenberg(Hought) (Lake Havasu City , Az)
Aug 5, 2022
To all the Ledahls so sorry for your loss. Your Momwas a true pioneer and I’m sure she will be missed by all
Joyce & Mike Leonard (Ocala , Florida )
Aug 6, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I think fondly of all the time we spent together growing up. You have been blessed
Diane Hellman (Stanley , North Dakota)
Aug 6, 2022
Thinking of your family and Sending hugs. Keep your memories close. I remember walking over to your farm from Marie and Art’s and playing in the “old town “….I think that was your place. Take care all of you.
Curt Lindvig (Fargo, ND)
Aug 7, 2022
Blanche, Peggy, and Ledahl family,
So sorry for your loss. I hope your happy memories help ease the pain of losing your mother. My deepest condolences to you all.
Jay solem (Williston, Nd)
Aug 7, 2022
Rodney and family sorry for your loss
Carol Finkbeiner (Williston, ND)
Aug 7, 2022
She was a grate lady love to listen to her storys around the table at mom and dad's with there morning coffee
Linda Sorenson (Osakis , MN)
Aug 8, 2022
I was blessedly to have met your mom on a few occasions. I know you will miss her dearly. Prayers and hugs from MN.
Troy Gregory (Pine River, Minnesota)
Aug 8, 2022
With deepest sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you remember Shirley.
Rob, and, Gaynelle Jorgenson (Springfield , Oregon)
Aug 8, 2022
Rest in peace Shirley.
Colleen Caliandro (Cape Coral , Florida )
Aug 8, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing and comfort for the whole Ledahl family.
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