Mary Linstrom

March 15, 1936-Oct. 14, 2020

Mary Linstrom, age 84

of Bottineau, died on

Wednesday, October 14,

2020 at a Minot hospital.

A private service will be


Mary Linstrom, a

daughter of Barthi and

Vera (Darling) Goodman,

was born on March 15,

1936, at Bottineau. She

graduated from Upham

High School in 1954 and

then went on to Minot

State, where she earned

her Teaching Certificate.

She taught in Parshall for

a year before returning to

Upham in 1957, where

she taught elementary

school until 1959. On

August 16, 1959, she mar-

ried Terry Linstrom at Up-

ham. In 1963, they

moved to a farm south of

Bantry. In 1976, she re-

turned to teaching in Up-


While teaching, she

earned her BA in Elemen

tary Education from

Minot State in 1984. She

continued to teach in Up-

ham until retiring in 2001.

In 2011, they moved

into Towner. Terry

passed away on February

22, 2017. In 2018, Mary

moved into the Bottineau

Good Samaritan Home.

Mary was a member of

the Melankton Lutheran

Church and later the New

Hope Lutheran Church in

Upham. Mary enjoyed

bowling and softball. She

loved playing cards and

filled her time cutting ma-

terial into squares for vari-

ous quilters. Mary was a

Twins fan and could tell

you about each player.

She is survived by her

daughter, Calise (Scott

Blotter) Linstrom of Up-

ham; sons, Bret (Renae)

Linstrom of Towner and

Brian (Leisa) Linstrom of

Rugby; grandson, Andy

Linstrom; granddaughters,

Katie and Emilee Lin-

strom and nephews and

their spouses.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau.