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Vivian Nord

August 31, 1915 — February 23, 2020

Vivian Nord, age 104, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28th, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Jane Ekholm officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, February 27th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday morning at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at Vivian was born to Arthur and Mathilda Blix on August 31st, 1915 at her maternal grandparents' homestead in Nora Township, south of Bagley. Vivian graduated from Fosston High School and attended cosmetology school in Minneapolis. Subsequently she moved to Roseau, where she met her first husband Dale Habstritt and gave birth to Sylvia and Richard. After Dale was killed in a car accident, she moved back to Fosston and later married Lester Nord. They had one child, Gail. They moved into a home on Second Street, where Vivian lived for 61years. She worked as a librarian at the Fosston Library and was a lifelong member of Hope Lutheran Church.Vivian passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at the Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 104 years, 5 months and 23 days.Vivian was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mathilda Blix, husband Dale Habstritt, husband Lester Nord, children Richard Habstritt and Sylvia Habstritt, brothers Irvin Blix, Keith Blix and wife Gloris, and Walter Blix. She is survived by daughter Gail Nord; grandchildren Mark Smith (Deidre), Craig Smith (Kathy), Cynthia Mueller, Lisa Speiser (David), Bryan Habstritt, Brett Habstritt (Annalee), Marissa Paulson (Jonathan Parke), Carsten Presley (Margot); great-grandchildren Jasmine Smith, Ashley and Dale Mueller, Noah, Hannah and Sophia Speiser, Meredith and Mallory Habstritt, Senna and Ronan Parke; and Aviva Presley; daughter-in-law Kathryn Habstritt; sisters-in-law Beverly Blix and Lydia Zappa, and brother-in-law Dennis Nord, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Heartfelt appreciation to John and Julie Nord, staff members at Prairie Pines and Essentia Living Center, Pastor Jane Eckholm and Jeannie Raines for their loving care.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carlin Funeral Home-Erskine
326 Vance Ave. S. Erskine 56535, United States

Funeral Service

Friday, February 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Hope Lutheran Church
508 N. Foss Ave. Fosston 56542, United States
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