Posted 4/10/19 (Wed)
Edna Forthun, 91, of Williston, N.D., formerly of Alexander, N.D., passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at C.H.I. St. Alexius Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Edna was born on the family farm northeast of Alexander, N.D., on May 4, 1927, the daughter of Lonzo and Dora Bratcher. She attended country school and later graduated from Alexander High School. Edna attended Minot Normal School and received her teaching certificate. She taught rural school at Round Prairie, N.D., for one year.
On March 1, 1947, Edna was united in marriage to William “Bill” Forthun in Williston, N.D. They lived, farmed, ranched and raised their family northeast of Alexander. Edna worked side-by-side with Bill, taking care of the farm and family. Bill passed away in 2002. Edna continued to live on the farm until moving to Williston in 2005, where she has been a resident since.
Edna enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Bill and Edna were very involved with their children and their 4-H.
She was an active member of the Alexander Nazarene Church and the Alexander American Legion Auxiliary.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Verneta Olson.
Edna is survived by her daughter Myrna (Harold) Monson of Alexander, N.D.; two sons, Dennis (Beverly) Forthun of Alexander, N.D., and Darrell Forthun of Williston; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren
Her funeral service was held at 2 p.m.,, Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston. Pastor Larry Duckworth officiated. Interment was in the family lot at Riverview Cemetery, Williston.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com