Delores Helen Fred, 76, Minot, and formerly of Barton, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Delores was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Tunbridge, to Daniel and Hannah (Shjerve) Dahl. She was reared on a farm near Barton and attended rural school in that area. Delores married Leonard Bryntesen in May 1956. They made their home in Rugby until the family moved to Minot in 1959. Delores was a full-time wife, mother and homemaker and served as a foster parent to many children until Leonard's death in 1982. Following his death she was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Trinity Nursing Home from 1982 until 1998. Delores married Clarence Fred in August 1993. They had continued to make their home in Minot.
Delores was a former member of Grace Baptist Church and most recently had attended First Assembly of God and Our Redeemer's Church, all in Minot. She especially enjoyed gardening, reading and ceramics.
Delores' loving family includes: her husband of 19 years, Clarence Fred, of Minot; children, Lynn (Carol) Bryntesen, of Bismarck, Lee (Mary) Bryntesen, of Arden Hills, Minn., and Nancy Striefel, of Sacramento, Calif.; stepchildren, Craig (Rita) Fred, of Eckman, Casey (Suzanne) Fred, of Garrison, Brenda (Frank) Dunai, of Allen, Texas, and Becky (Mark) Becker Jarziak, of Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Parker Bryntesen, Andrew (Kelli) Striefel, Zac (Amanda) Striefel and Nicole (Colin) Williams; sister, Ruth (Dennis) Romfo, of Rugby; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Delores was preceded in death by: her parents; first husband; grandson, Eric Bryntesen; stepson, Duane Fred; and stepgrandson, Keegan Fred.
Celebration of the Life of Delores Fred: Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m., in Our Redeemer's Church, Minot.
Graveside Service: Friday, at 1:30 p.m., in the East Barton Cemetery near Barton.
Visitation: Today, Thursday, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).