Ellen Fagerland

Jan. 27, 1926-Nov. 3, 2019

Ellen Fagerland, 93,

Minot and formerly of

Crosby and Noonan, died

on Sunday, November 3,

2019 at a Minot assisted

living facility. Her loving

family was at her side.

Ellen Mae Hassler was

born on January 27, 1926

in Noonan, ND to Glen

and Mary Ann (Conway)

Hassler. She was raised

and educated in Noonan.

Ellen married Harris

Fagerland on January 21,

1945 in Plentywood, MT.

They made their home in

Noonan where she was

employed at various times

at the cafe, grocery store,

and at the local nursing

home. They raised 8 chil-

dren in Noonan. She

loved cheering on her

boys in all their sports.

The family moved to

Crosby in 1977 where

they owned and operated

Crosby Hide and Fur from

1974 until they sold the

business in 2005. They

moved to Minot in 2005.

After Harris died in

February 2012, she lived

at Brentmoor assisted liv-

ing. Most recently, she

resided at The View in


Ellen had been a

member of the Assembly

of God Churches in Cros-

by and Noonan. She was a

vital member of the

women’s ministries at

those churches. She had

been a member of the

Crosby Senior Citizens

and the Noonan P.T.A.

Ellen attended Trinity

Evangelical Free Church –


Ellen was a humble

woman who loved God

and her family. She was

so happy when any of her

family came to visit. She

cared about each one,

making each grandchild

feel like they were her

favorite. She would ask

her great and great great

grandchildren about their

school or about their

sports team. She had a

great sense of humor,

often laughing at herself.

Her family has many

memories of games and

laughter at her house.

Ellen shared her gift of

hospitality with many

people. She and Harris

would often invite others

to their home for a game

after a meal. Sometimes

Harris would invite some-

one at the last minute,

and she would happily

put together a simple

meal. Young people

looked forward to going to

their home because they

knew they would have a

lot of fun.

She cared deeply for

her many friends. They

knew they could call her

when they were going

through hard times and

she would pray for them.

She kept in contact with

many people through

email and Facebook.

Ellen read her worn

copy of the Bible, with

many verses circled or

underlined. Knowing

Christ as her Savior, she

longed for heaven. She

left a legacy of faith which

lives on in her descen-


Ellen is survived by her

children: Maxine Fager-

land (Linda Hamann) Far-

go, Karen (Darrell) Losing

of Jamestown, Ron (Geor-

gia) Fagerland of Coulter-

ville IL, Dale (Judy) Fager-

land of Springfield MO,

Jim (Janet) Fagerland of

Center, Eileen (Eugene)

Berg of Bismarck , Stan

Fagerland of Sheridan

WY, and Melody (Tom)

Baker of Minot; seventeen

grandchildren; thirty-five

great grandchildren, one

great great grandchild and

several nieces and


Ellen was preceded in

death by her parents, hus-

band, and siblings: Edith

Miller, Evelyn Hagen, Ed,

Eugene and Earl Hassler.

Celebration of the Life

of Ellen Fagerland: Fri-

day, November 8, 2019 at

10:30 a.m. in the Trinity

Evangelical Free Church –


Interment will be in

Rosehill Memorial Park –


Visitation: Thursday,

November 7, 2019 from

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at

Trinity Evangelical Free

Church- Minot followed

by a family service open

to the public at 6:00 p.m.

Memorials are preferred

to Mission Aviation Fel-

lowship, Cru, Trinity Hos-

pital Hospice or the

donor’s choice.

Memories and con-

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