Edna Harchenko

June 14, 1924-Sept. 7, 2018

Edna Harchenko, 94,

Garrison, died on Friday,

September 7, 2018 at

Garrison Memorial Hospi-

tal. Edna was born to Al-

bert and Marie (Vangen)

Nystuen near Cosby, ND

on June 14, 1924. She at-

tended country school in

Divide County.

Edna married Mike Har-

chenko on August 2, 1947

in Montana. Together

they had two sons. Mike

died in 1985.

Edna was a graduate of

Trinity Hospital Nursing

School in Minot, ND. She

was the owner/operator of

the Sunnyside Nursing

Home in Minot, ND in the

1950’s. She was em-

ployed at Trinity Hospital

in the 1960’s in the Emer-

gency room and obstetrics

ward. She and her hus-

band moved to Salem, OR

where she was employed

by Fairview State Hospi-

tal, a special needs facili-


Edna was a wife, a

mother, a grandmother, a

great-grandmother, a sis-

ter and an aunt. To hun-

dreds she cared for she

was “their” nurse!

She was preceded in

death by: her husband

Mike, son Michael, broth-

ers, Peder, Otto, and

Walter Nystuen, and sis-

ters, Myrtle Ermer and

Alma Talbot.

Edna is survived by:

her brother, Arnie

(Sharon) Nystuen,

Stevensville, MI; son, Dr.

Vern (Alley) Harchenko,

Garrison, ND; grand-

daughters, Dr. Andrea

(Charlie) Monson, Minot,

ND and Whitney (Calib)

Garrett, Missoula, MT;

step sons, Jerry Harchen-

ko, Salem, OR, Ted (Shir-

ley) Harchenko, Marys-

ville, WA; step daughters,

Ruby Adsitt, Dallas, OR

and Videl Tremaine,

Salem, OR.

By Edna’s request, there

will be no funeral and she

directed her ashes be take

to where she was raised in

Divide County, ND.

Thompson Funeral

Home, Garrison.