Berniece Ostdahl

Aug. 19, 1928 – July 20, 2014

Berniece Ostdahl, 85, Minot and former owner of Sebby’s Carpetarea died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a Minot assisted living facility.

Berniece was born on August 19, 1928, in Rugby, ND, to Clarence and Agnes (Foss) Halvorson. She was reared on the family farm in Hurricane Lake Township of Benson County near York, graduated from Leeds High School in 1946 and attended Minot Business College, where she received specialized training in bookkeeping. As a young adult she was employed by Anderson Beverage Company as a bookkeeper from 1948-1952.

Berniece married Lawrence Ostdahl on May 13, 1951, near York, ND. They made their home in Minot, where she was employed at Gaffaney’s from 1969 until 1975 as a bookkeeper. She and her husband became the owners of Sebby’s Carpetarea in 1970 and she served as corporate President and bookkeeper from 1983-1996. She retired in 1996 but had continued to make her home in Minot. Lawrence died on January 5, 1992.

Most recently, Berniece had been a resident of the Wellington for the past six years, and Berniece’s family would like to compliment the staff of the Wellington for the excellent care their mother and grandmother received.

Berniece was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Minot, and she especially enjoyed baking, knitting and spending time with her family. Also, she enjoyed spending time with her special friend, Daryl Kramer, which included time at “Bea’s Corner” as Daryl called it.

Berniece’s loving family includes her children: Sharon (Mike) Gifford of Burlington, Duane “Augie” Ostdahl, Daryl (Joni) Ostdahl and Shirley (Gene) Preskey all of Minot; grandchildren, Chad (Kim) Gifford, Michael (Gina) Gifford, Rebecca Gifford, Dereck (Amy) Ostdahl, Ashley Ostdahl (Matt Sondag), Brittany (Chris) Heft, Megan, Tanner and Myles Preskey; stepgrandchildren, Katie (Jason) Vollmer and Tanner Larson, great-grandchildren, Christian, Camden and Keely Gifford; step great-grand

children, Mati and Walker Vollmer; in-laws, Edna Ostdahl, Leonard and Marge Ostdahl, Doug and Vivian Grinolds; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Berniece was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Celebration of the Life of Berniece Ostdahl: Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to the Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Alzheimers Association, Box 2234, Minot, ND 58702.

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