Margaret E. Medd

Margaret E. Medd, 91, of Grand Forks, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks.

Margaret Elaine Hall was born the daughter of Wilbur and Bessie (Williams) Hall on Dec. 23, 1921, in Souris. She graduated from Sherwood High School and attended North Dakota Agricultural College and graduated from Dakota Business College. On Aug. 22, 1943, Margaret married Raymond Charles Medd in Fargo. Margaret and Ray lived in Crawford, Neb., while Ray was stationed at Fort Robinson. After World War II, they settled in Oakes where they owned the Norway Spur Grain Company. After Ray died in 1968, Margaret returned to school and graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in early childhood education and special education. Margaret helped hundreds of children during her career in Oakes, Valley City and Bottineau. She believed that every child deserved the best education possible. For her work, Margaret was named the North Dakota Outstanding Special Educator. In 2008 Margaret moved to Grand Forks to be closer to her family.

Margaret was a lifelong member of the P.E.O. She was a member of the United Parish in Bottineau. She enjoyed traveling, her home at Lake Metigoshe and being a grandma and great-grandma.

Margaret is survived by: sons, Thomas (Kathy James) North Oaks, Minn., and Barry (Karen), Grand Forks; a daughter, Gayle Stroup, Altamonte Springs, Fla., grandchildren, Kristin (Con) Shea, Rebecca (Frank) Grazzini, Amy (David Gurly) Medd, Sara Medd, Todd (Elizabeth) Medd and Laura (Troy) Conner; and great-grandchilren, Anna and Maura Shea, Liam and Selma Medd, Austin and Hayden Conner,

Margaret was preceded in death by: her husband, Ray; her parents; brothers, Alvin and Richard; daughter-in-law, Merrily Medd; and son-in-law, Stephen Stroup.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in United Parish, Bottineau.

Burial: Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.

Visitation: One hour prior to the funeral service in the church on Tuesday.

The online memorial registry may be signed at (

(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks)