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Beulah Bjugstad

Beulah J. Bjugstad, age 92, Glen Ullin, formerly of Sheyenne, ND passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Marian Manor Healthcare Center in Glen Ullin, ND

Beulah Jean Ploium was born December 23, 1927 at Oberon, ND, the daughter of Albert and Loretta (Johnson) Ploium, Sr.  She grew up at Oberon and graduated as valedictorian of her class.  Beulah taught school for one year and then married William Soggie on May 24th 1945 and had her family of eight children.  William died in a farm accident in 1955.  Beulah was a cook at the school in Sheyenne for a time.  When her youngest child started school, she attended Lake Region Junior College in Devils Lake and graduated with a degree in business.  She worked at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Sheyenne for 13 years until it closed.  She then worked at Sioux Manufacturing for a time.

Beulah married Wilmer Bjugstad on November 29, 1980, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sheyenne, and they spent the summers in Sheyenne and the winter months in Mesa, Arizona for over thirty years.  Wilmer died in 2013.   She lived with her son Roger Soggie at Glen Ullin before entering Marian Manor Healthcare Center in May of 2015. 

Beulah is survived by her children, Sandi Lesmeister, Lake Holcombe, WI, Albert Soggie, Glen Ullin, ND, Deb (Stan) Stafford, New Rockford, ND, Chris Buckmeier, Eden Prairie, MN, Connie Braun, Leonard, ND, and Rick (Lisa) Soggie, Fargo, ND, three step-children, Erica (Paul) Phelps, Norman, OK, Dr. Allene Jackson, Norman, OK, and Christopher Jon (Oxana) Bjugstad, Boise, ID. three siblings, Marlene (Mervin) Stenberg, Mt. Vernon, WA, Kenneth (Eloise) Ploium, Oberon, ND, and Cheryl (Marvin) Franklin, Roseglen, ND, 16 grandchildren, three step-granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, son Roger Soggie, daughter Terry Tangen, sons-in-law, Phil Braun, Jerry Truaman, and Gary Lesmeister, and granddaughter, Marnie Soggie.

Visitation will be Friday, August 7, 2020 from 9:00AM-7:00PM with the family present from 6:00-7:00PM with a Prayer Service  7:00PM all in the Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

Burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Oberon, ND.

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  1. I knew Beulah mostly from eating her great cooking for several years at the Sheyenne school. She was a very kind, friendly, and generous lady! Her turkey chow mein was to die for! She knew how much I liked it and would always give me lots. And I ate every bit of it. Great lady!

  2. I loved my Aunt Beulah because she made you feel so special by always taking time to talk to everyone at our family gatherings and there were a lot of people! Beulah is definitely a role model with being so kind, patient, selfless, and a happy person even when she did not have it so easy in life. She was such a sweet lady and a good cook and baker! I am so glad that I had Beulah in my life and I will miss her and her lovely smile! Blessings to you and your family. Love, Laurie Westby

  3. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family

  4. Our prayers are with your family in the loss of a special loved one I will always remember all the good times we had growing up so close to each other your mom was a special person and I really wanted to be there to see all of you but sorry couldn’t make it

  5. The Bjugstad/Phelps family was so fortunate to have Beulah in our lives. She was beautiful, kind, generous, loving, strong and had a good sense of humor. There are are stories that go with each of these qualities. We are grateful for the time she spent with us. We thank her family for sharing her with us.

  6. Thanks to Beulah and to her family for the love and care they extended to Wilmer.
    Beulah was a gift to us.


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