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Mildred Marsh

Mildred Bergliot Kristine Tveter Marsh, age 86 of Winsted, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

She was born Dec. 23, 1919 at 10 p.m. in Dwight Township, N.D., the third child of Norwegian emigrants, Hans and Kaja Tveter.

Mildred grew up in North Dakota, attending St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mooreton, N.D., where she was confirmed.

At the age of 17, Mildred met Stanley (Pat) Marsh, and the two eloped in June of 1937. Their first home was a tar paper shack in Brainerd, Minn., where their first child, Robby Roy, was born in September 1939.

They were blessed with four more children, Karen Ann, born in December 1941; Sandra Joy, born in July 1945; Patrick Le Roy, born in February 1951; and Douglas Christopher, born in October 1953.

In her later years, Mildred was a resident of St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was the last living child of Hans and Kaja Tveter; having lost her sister, Myrtle Enfield, in 1983; and her brother, Harry Tveter, in 1998.

In addition to Harry and Myrtle, Mildred was preceded in death by her mother and father, Kaja and Hans Tveter; brothers, Hans Tveter, Jr., and William Tveter; her husband, Stanley Marsh; and sisters Evelyn Grundysen, Hilda Fladby and Mary Clouson.

She is survived by her five children: Robby Marsh and wife Millie of Brooklyn Center, Karen Langren and husband Bob of Winsted, Sandra Eastman of Robbinsdale, Patrick Marsh and wife Carol of New Brighton, and Douglas Marsh and wife Connie of Golden Valley, 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a loving friend, Margaret Tveter, of Pelican Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Monday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Church in Golden Valley. Organist for the funeral service was Louise Benshoof. Pianist was Janice Morford, and the soloist was Kristin Keppel. Readers were Janette Lea Eastman, Jennifer Robin Hatrick, Christopher Patrick Marsh, and John William Eastman, Jr.

A visitation took place Sunday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Justin Daniel Luoma and Timothy Collin Hatrick.

Casket bearers were Bradley Jon Marsh, James Martin Langren, John William Eastman, Jr., Patrick William Marsh, Christopher Patrick Marsh, and Matthew Douglas Marsh.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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