Jermaine Undhjem

Sept. 18, 1928-Sept. 14, 2020

Jermaine Christina Un-

dhjem, 91, Minot, ND,

formerly Columbus, ND,

died peacefully on Mon-

day, September 14th,

2020 in a Minot nursing

home. Jermaine moved

into Manor Care after she

broke her hip in a fall on

Christmas Day 2015.

She was born on Sep-

tember 18th, 1928 near

Lostwood, ND, the second

daughter to Alvin and

Hazel Christina (Hanson)

Bomstad. She was named

Jermaine Christina, a

Swedish family tradition

dating back to the

mid-1700s. This tradition

passed along, through a

granddaughter, with a

Swedish Bible dating back

that far which she cher-

ished. She was raised on

the family farm west of

Lignite with her two sis-

ters. She graduated from

Lignite High school in


On June 8th, 1947, Jer-

maine was united in mar-

riage to Alan Undhjem at

the Grandview Church,

Faye Township.

Jermaine and Alan set-

tled on the Undhjem fami-

ly farm Northeast of

Columbus, where they

raised their three sons,

Darcy born April 1948,

Robert born October 1952

and Lance born in May

1958. This remained their

home until they moved to

Minot in the fall of 2002.

Jermaine and Alan farmed

and raised cattle. They

moved around in their

early married years as

Alan worked in various

construction and mining


Jermaine was a long-

time member of Trinity

Lutheran Church,

Columbus, WELCA and

women’s circle. Jermaine

and Alan served as custo-

dians of the church for

many years. She brought

up her boys, lovingly, in

their various interests and

catered to their various in-

terests: cars, sports, hunt-

ing and of course farming.

She always welcomed

them home with a favorite

treat, baked good and her

love and support. The

boys all talk fondly of the

chickens on the farm and

the other various tasks

they were in charge of but

she really maintained.

Jermaine had a knack

for gardening, flowers,

canning, cooking, baking

and making a house a

home. She needed Cana-

dian flour (by the 100

pound bag) because she

thought it was the best

and marked her use on a

calendar- the bag was

gone in no time.

Homemade buns, lutefisk,

hamburger gravy, lefse

and orange rolls for Easter

are a few of the delicious

and meals her family

fondly remembers.

Her grandchildren

spent countless hours on

the farm and she loved

them fiercely. She passed

along great advice and life

skills with them all today.

She was quick to forgive,

always ready to help and

offered a lesson learned

along the way. In her few

moments of rest you

could find her watching

her soap operas and play-

ing endless hands of soli-

taire. She wore out count-

less decks of cards.

Those who loved her

dearly will never forget

her tenacity, wit, charm,

grace, love and hardwork-ing drive. She was known

for her quick witted one

liners. You can ask any-

one that knew her.

Her later, slower years,

in the Brentmore Assisted

Living Center and Manor

Care were filled with fam-

ily visits about the weath-

er, farming updates,

Columbus news and up-

dates on her ever growing

family which she cher-

ished. She remained

steadfast in her yearning

to know what was going

on in her old community

and her always growing


Family: Those left to

mourn the loss of Jer-

maine include three sons:

Darcy (Marilyn Undhjem)

Minot, Bob Undhjem,

Columbus and Lance Un-

dhjem, Minot, her

grandchildren: Stephanie

(Marc) Sortland, Minot,

Chad (Amanda) Undhjem,

Faribault MN, Derek

(Amber) Undhjem,

Surrey, Dina (Daryn) Ed-

wards, Taryn Christina

(Michael) Bergstrom, Ray,

Brandon (Stephanie) Un-

dhjem, Devin (McKenzie)

Undhjem, Austin (Lakin)

Undhjem, her great

grandchildren: Rylin, Ma-

cee and Tre’ Sortland,

Avie Undhjem, Brekkyn,

Baileigh, Breyer, and

Briggston Undhjem,

Brooklyn Edwards, Blake,

Grady, Cora Christina and

Elyse Bergstrom, Riley,

Daxton and Carver Un-

dhjem, Ace, Creed and

Rhett Undhjem; her sis-

ter, Arlyss Haroldson;

several nieces, nephews

and cousins.

In heaven, she is reunit-ed with her parents; Alvin

and Hazel Bomstad; her

parents-in-law, Melvin

and Cora Undhejm, one

sister, Doreen Negaard,

brothers-in-law Orville

and Milo Undhjem, Julius

Negaard and Allen

Haroldson, sister-in-law

Nina Undhjem and grand-

son Kjell Undhjem.

Public visitation will

take place at Thompson-

Larson Funeral Home on

Friday, September 18,

2020 (her 92nd Birthday)

from 3-5pm.

A private family ser-

vice will take place on Sa-

turday, September 19,


Jermaine will be laid to

rest, next to her husband,

Alan, at the Columbus

cemetery, Saturday at

2:30 pm. All are welcome

to attend closing prayers.

Those wishing to view

via livestream may do so

Saturday, September 19,

2020 beginning at 11:30

am at




Graveside Service: Sa-

turday, September 19,

2020 at 2:30 pm at the

Columbus Cemetery,

Columbus, ND

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot