Marion J. (Anderson) Halvorson

June 1, 1931-August 14, 2018

Marion J. (Anderson)

Halvorson was born June

1, 1931 in the Good

Samaritan Hospital, Rug-

by to Joseph M. and Min-

nie (Haugen) Anderson.

She died at the age of 87

years on Tuesday, August

14, 2018 at the Heartland

Care Center in Devils Lake

where she has made her

home for the past couple

of years.

She was raised on the

Anderson Family home-

stead in Walsh Township,

Pierce County where she

attended a rural school for

her elementary years and

graduated from Rugby

High School, the class of

1949. Marion completed

her education at Minot

State College earning her

teaching certificate for

rural schools. Following

her college, she taught at

a nearby rural school until

her marriage. On Sep-

tember 7, 1952, she was

united in marriage to Ray-

mond Halvorson at the

Bethany Lutheran Church

in Rugby. The couple first

made their home on the

campus of NDSU until

Raymond’s graduation in

1953. They then returned

to the Halvorson Family

farm where they lived for

56 years, raised their fam-

ily, farmed and ranched.

Marion was an active

member of Bethany Luth-

eran Church and its WEL-

CA, having held many of-

fices over the years. She

also enjoyed memberships

in the North Dakota

Polled Hereford Associa-

tion and its auxiliary and

a local homemakers club,

had a great love for gar-

dening and grew some of

the best flower gardens

around. Special times

where spent with her fam-

ily and grandchildren.

Raymond died September

5, 2009 and Marion

remained on the farm for

two years before pur-

chasing a home in Rugby.

With health concerns hap-

pening, she moved into

the Haaland Estates and

later to the memory care

component of Heartland

Care Center.

Marion is survived by

her children, Margo (Bri-

an) Lind of Lake

Nebagamon, Wisconsin

and Rodney (Kate) of Rug-

by; four grandchildren,

Kelsey Halvorson, Jared

and Meggan Lind and

Brandon Sunart; a broth-

er, Ralph (JoAnn) Ander-

son of Rugby; several

nieces, nephews, other re-

latives and friends. She

was preceded in death by

her husband, a brother,

Maynard Anderson; and

her parents.

Funeral services will be

held at 2:00 p.m. Satur-

day, August 18th at the

Bethany Lutheran Church

in Rugby with burial in

the Persilla Watts

Cemetery, Rugby. Visita-

tion will be for one hour

prior to the service in the


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: