Alda LaCrosse

March 8, 1929-Oct. 8, 2020

MOHALL – Alda Col-

leen LaCrosse, 91, Mohall,

died Thursday, Oct. 8,

2020, at a Mohall nursing


She was born March 8,

1929, on the family farm

near Sherwood, to John

and Constance (Holter)

Peterson. She graduated

from Sherwood High

School in 1947.

Alda married Donald E.

“Swede” LaCrosse on

April 5, 1948, at First

Lutheran Church, Minot.

In addition to raising their

nine children, Alda

worked in the laundry

and housekeeping depart-ments at the RBM Hospi-

tal in Mohall. Donald

died Jan. 28, 1995. Alda

resided at the Good

Samaritan Society,

Mohall, for several years.

The family is grateful to

them for her care.

Alda was a member of

Zion Lutheran Church,

Mohall. Alda made the

best buns and caramel

rolls that you wish you

could taste again one

more time. The days she

baked, dad and his

co-workers would stop in

for fresh buns! People

would say her house was

always so clean you could

eat off the floors at any


For a treat she would

make doughgots from the

bread dough. She also

helped neighbor ladies by

fixing their hair and giv-

ing them perms. It was

often heard that people al-

ways enjoyed watching

mom and dad dance, as

they always covered the

dance floor.

For many years, Alda

spent nights visiting her

mother and residents at

the nursing home. She at-

tended her kids sporting

events and concerts. “I

Love you” was not always

spoken but was expressed

through taking care of her

nine children by making

sure they were always

clean, had clean clothes

and making the best

meals she could. Before

leaving the nursing home

we always told her, “I love

you,” and she would say,

“Love you, too!”

Family: daughters,

Vickie (Gene) Epling,

Swanville, Minn., Barbara

(Jerry) Schlosser,

Bismarck, Beth (Brian)

Rodacker, West Fargo, Su-

san (Jack) Gates, Mohall,

Holly (Jim) Nelson, Town-

er; sons, Gary (Kay) La-

Crosse, Johnstown, Colo.,

Bill (Tammy) LaCrosse,

Williston, Jack (Charlotte)

LaCrosse, Fargo, Jerry La-

Crosse, Tacoma, Wash.;

16 grandchildren and 24

great-grandchildren; and

numerous nieces and


Alda was preceded in

death by: her parents;

husband; sister, Iva

McLain; and brothers,

Alfred, Emil, Dale, Ward,

Leland and Roy.

Funeral: A private fam-

ily funeral will be held

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at

Zion Lutheran Church,

Mohall. A video of the

funeral will be posted to

her online obituary.

Burial: Mohall Com-

munity Cemetery, Mohall.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2

p.m., Tuesday, at the

church. Friends may also

sign the online guestbook

at brosefuneralhome.com.

Memorials: Memorials

preferred to the Good

Samaritan Society, Zion

Lutheran Church, or the

Mohall Ambulance Ser-

vice, all of Mohall.

(Brose Funeral Home,