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Eunice Nedrud

February 16, 1919 — November 28, 2015

Eunice Nedrud, age 96 of Minneapolis and formerly from Maple Bay, Neilsville, Fergus Falls, Underwood, and Pelican Rapids, MN passed away on Saturday, November 28th at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis. Burial was held at Maple Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Woodside Township near Maple Bay. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 3:00 PM at the Augustana Care Center chapel in Minneapolis. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston, MN is in charge of the local arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to carlinhoialmen.com. Memorials may be designated for Youth with a Mission (YWAM).Eunice Therese Nedrud was born on February 16, 1919, in Denver, Colorado to Reverend Gustav and Dina (Nelson) Estrem. Eunice grew up in Maddock, ND. In high school, Eunice competed in the ND State piano competition, winning 1st place in a duet with another boy, and 2nd place in the solo.She attended Concordia College her freshman year, and transferred to Luther College her sophomore year. At age 20, she taught 1st through 8th grade country school in Iowa for a year, then completed her teaching degree at Luther where she graduated. She taught elementary school for a few years.She met Robert Nedrud while he was boarding a room at her parents' parsonage in Maddock, ND, and teaching band and choir at the high school. In 1944 Bob was drafted into the Army and served 3 years during World War II. Eunice followed him to Prince Rupert, British Columbia where he was stationed and became a secretary for the Army.Eunice was married to Robert Nedrud on September 4, 1947, in Maddock, ND. They lived in Minneapolis, MN while Bob attended Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul. They served parishes in New England, ND, Pelican Rapids, MN, Underwood, MN, Nielsville, MN, Fergus Falls, MN, and Maple Bay, MN while raising their five children. At some point Eunice became a regular organist and pianist at the churches.Eunice enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing piano with Bob on the violin, and she loved to be with family and to laugh. She was an encourager to her children and friends, being kind to everyone around her. She loved the Vikings, Twins, and NDSU Bison, and following her children's sports. She loved Pelican Lake.Eunice was a woman of prayer who prayed for her family and other people daily. She was confident in her relationship with Jesus, loved reading the Bible and prayed that many would come to know Him as their Lord and Savior. The scripture that speaks of her long life is from 2 Corinthians 4:16, "Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." She got sweeter as the days rolled by.She is survived by four sons, David (Edith), Paul (Janelle), Jim (Pam), Jonathan and one daughter Christine Sannes, Grandchildren-Rachel Nedrud, Abigail (Paul) Lexen, Joshua (Carrie) Nedrud, David (Hanna) Nedrud, Sonja Nedrud, Christine (Orion) Tulchin, Joel (Rachel) Nedrud, Daniel Nedrud, Hannah Nedrud, Micah Nedrud, Paige Sannes, and Ian Sannes. Great grandchildren-Noah and Natalie Lexen, Isaiah Nedrud, and Ava Tulchin.Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav Rudolph and Dina Therese Estrem, brothers Erling (Nora)Estrem, Wilheim (Julie) Estrem, Norman (Ruth) Estrem, two sisters Esther (Eric) Newberg and Margaret (Conrad) Burns and daughter-in-law Donna Jane Nedrud.
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