Marian Ringdahl

May 13, 1924-July 27, 2018

arian Evangeline Lor-

raine (Amodt) Ringdahl,

age 94, Bottineau and

formerly of Minot and

Williston, died Friday,

July 27, 2018, at the Good

Samaritan Care Center

Bottineau, North Dakota.

The family is grateful for

the gracious and tender

care Marian received from

the Good Samaritan staff

during her eight year

struggle with dementia.

Marian was born May

13, 1924, to Edward and

Mattie (Nelson) Amodt on

the family farm near

Overly, ND. She was bap-

tized and confirmed at

Willow Creek Lutheran

Church, Overly, and was

a graduate of Overly High

School class of 1942.

Following high school

Marian attended Minot

State Teachers College

(Minot State University)

and obtained a standard

degree. In 1947, she gra-

duated from the Good

Samaritan School of Nurs-

ing in Rugby, ND. Marian

worked as a Registered

Nurse at Cook County

Hospital, Chicago; Good

Samaritan Hospital, Rug-

by; and Trinity Hospital,

Minot. In 1951, she re-

ceived her BS degree from

Minot State Teachers Col-

lege and began an elemen-

tary teaching career in

Minot that continued un-

til her retirement in 1986.

On February 25, 1956,

Marian was married to

William (Bill) Ringdahl at

the Little Brown Church,

Nashua, Iowa. They lived

in Minot until Bill’s death

in 1999; Marian contin-

ued to live in their home

until 2008. Before mov-

ing to Bottineau Marian

lived in Williston with

daughter Lorna and Da-


Marian loved learning,

loved teaching, loved

North Dakota and loved

traveling with husband

Bill. She enjoyed the out-

doors, especially at the

Lake Metigoshe cabin and

her beloved home farm

where she was raised near


A lifelong Lutheran,

Marian was a member of

First Lutheran Church in

Minot, where she joined

Lutheran Daughters of the

Reformation while still in

college. Later she taught

Sunday school, participat-

ed in Bible studies, Wom-

en of the ELCA, and quilt-

ing. Her faith informed

her passions for children

and reading, women’s

health, stewardship of the

earth and the North Dako-

ta prairie.

Marian is survived by

daughter Lorna (David)

Halaas, Sioux City, IA;

grandson Heath (Lia) Pen-

gilly, Colorado Springs,

CO; and great-grandson

Heath Pengilly, Jr.

She was preceded in

death by husband, Willi-

am Ringdahl, parents, Ed-

ward and Mattie Amodt,

and brother, Kermit


Funeral Service: 2:00

p.m. Wednesday, August

1, 2018, at the Willow

Creek Lutheran Church,

Overly, ND.

Interment: Willow

Creek Lutheran Church

Cemetery, Overly, ND.

Visitation will be held

one hour prior to the ser-

vice at the church.

In lieu of plants and

flowers memorials are

preferred to Metigoshe


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