Connie Springsted, 72, Minot, died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in a Minot hospital.
Connie Yvette Provolt was born on Aug. 14, 1941, in New Leipzig, to Victor and Carrie (Brekke) Provolt. She was reared and educated in New Leipzig, graduated from New Leipzig High School in 1959 and from North Dakota State University in Fargo in 1963 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. As a young adult she was employed at the NDSU Extension Center in Richland County for two years.
Connie married Jay Springsted on June 23, 1964. To this union a daughter, Vanessa, was born. They lived in Europe, Kansas and North Dakota prior to moving to Minot in 1973. While residing in Minot she was employed at the YWCA, teaching adult classes in food and nutrition. More recently, she was employed part time for 22 years at the First District Health Unit as a nutritionist for the nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) and from 1982 until her retirement as a nutritionist for the Minot Commission on Aging.
Connie was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church, North Dakota Association for the Blind, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Plum Valley Lions, Northwest Home Economics Association, Minot Christians Women’s Club and North Dakota Nutrition Council. She especially enjoyed enthusiastically supporting her granddaughters in their activities, crocheting, and a good cup of tea. Her woo-hoos and half-hummed hymns will forever keep her with us.
Connie’s loving family includes: her husband, Jay; daughter, Vanessa (Gaylyn) Dahl, of Sawyer; grandchildren, Brooke and Jordan Dahl; sisters, Vicki Siewert, of Rice, Minn., and Kay Provolt, of Elgin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Celebration of the life of Connie Springsted: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 10 a.m., in Trinity Church (formerly Trinity Evangelical Free Church), Minot.
Interment: Will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Trinity Church, N.D. Association for the Blind – Minot Chapter or New Leipzig Ambulance Service.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).