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Margaret Kildal

July 9, 1930 — August 1, 2019

Margaret Kildal, age 89, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Thursday, August 1st, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6th, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Jane Ekholm officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, August 5th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at Margaret Thelma Norstuen Kildal was born on July 9, 1930 in Clearbrook, Minnesota to parents Tom and Minnie Myhrum Norstuen. She attended country school and Fosston High School, graduating in 1948. Following high school, Margaret began work at Farmer's State Bank in Fosston as a bookkeeper.Margaret was united in marriage to Kenneth Kildal on July 14, 1951. To this union, four children were born, Carol, Joan, Steve, and Danny. Margaret and Kenny lived, worked and raised their family in Fosston. After working for the bank, Margaret did bookkeeping at the Fosston Municipal Hospital where she was Assistant Administrator and then at Fosston High School until her retirement in 1992. Kenny passed away on November 14, 2007. She has continued to live at her home in Fosston.She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid, quilting group, and prayer chain, among others. She and Kenny were also custodians of the church for several years. Within the community, she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of Norway, East Polk Heritage Center, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Margaret enjoyed flowers, gardening, wildlife, reading, cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.Survivors include her four children, Carol Padron of Apache Junction, AZ, Joan (Rick) Williams of Montrose, CO, Steve (Kim) Kildal of Chisago City, MN, and Danny (Lisa) Kildal of Erskine, MN; grandchildren, Nathan (Maria) Padron, David (Ashley) Padron, Eric Kildal, Jennifer (Jason) Haugen, Daniel Kildal (Jessica), Christopher (Cassi) Kildal, Tommy Kildal, and Lindsey Peters (Tully); great grandchildren, Noah, Madi, Christian, Chloe, Sawyer, Lydia, Christian, Chloe, Tanner, Brylee, Paisley, and Alexander. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny; her parents; and brother, Sidney Norstuen.


Monday, August 5, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carlin Funeral Home-Erskine
326 Vance Ave. S. Erskine 56535, United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Hope Lutheran Church
508 N. Foss Ave. Fosston 56542, United States
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