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Margaret Bollingberg

Margaret M. Bollingberg, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Margaret M. Wammer was born May 3, 1936 at Badger, Minnesota the daughter of Edwin and Clara (Larson) Wammer.  She grew up at Badger and attended school there.  After graduating from high school, she attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN graduating in 1958 with a degree in Elementary Education.  Her first job was at Belmont Elementary School in Grand Forks.  She married John Alan Bollingberg on October 8, 1959 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Badger, MN.   They made their home in the Bremen area, moving to the family farm in 1964.

Margaret had a passion for faith, family, youth and education. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bremen where she was actively involved with the Sunday School and confirmation and created memorable Christmas programs.  She was also actively involved in ALCW/WELCA.  Margaret loved her family and especially enjoyed hosting family events.  She created ‘Kousin Kamp’ for her grandchildren at the farm.  She loved sharing family traditions (Norwegian and Swedish) especially at Christmas and Easter.  She was famous for her lefse, flatbread, julekake, and sot suppe (sweet soup) as well as twists, caramel rolls, hot cross buns and bread.  She nurtured and encouraged her children and grandchildren in 4-H activities and was a leader of the Bremen Friendly Neighbors 4-H Club.  She also taught kindergarten in her home for a few years.  Margaret was an extraordinary witness projecting Jesus’ love and communicating this as she worked to inspire others to be their best.

Margaret is survived by her husband, John of Bremen, children, Kurt (Cheryl) of Cathay, Eric (Nancy) of Fessenden, Karl (Twila) of Grand Forks, Rolf (Faye) of Austin, MN, Ann Marie (Jim) Wobbema of Barlow, and Kristen (Donny) Allmaras of Bremen., 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and John Sellie.

Visitation will be Thursday, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND, and 6:00 – 8:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 8:00PM  all at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bremen, ND

Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM, at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Bremen, ND.

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26 Comments

  1. Prayers for the family. I took care of Margaret when I worked in New Rockford. She was one of my favorites.

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  2. Oh what a sweet lady! I loved it when she attended Bible Exploration as she clearly loved the Word. She will truly be missed.

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  3. Our sympathy but also remembering the good times when we all participated in the Lone Tree Conference for the Lutheran women. Margaret was an absolute delight to have in our group.

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  4. So sorry to learn of Margaret’s passing. Margaret and Karen seemed to have a special bond and Karen always looked forward to seeing and/or hearing from Margaret. Margaret was special to all of our family and we will miss her very much. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to all of the Bollingberg and Wammer families.

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  5. I have so many memories as a child, going to the big house to visit John, Margaret and family. Wonderful food and great hosts. But THE BEST MEMORY will be traveling to Norway with them in 2009. For 2+ weeks, I got to know Margaret so much better. What a dear soul. Those will be times I will never forget! Sending our love, Tim and Beth (Bollingberg) Haugen

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  6. Our family would like to Express our sincere sympathy to your whole family. God Bless her memory. The Ryan’s and The Jacobsons

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  7. Sincere sympathy to John and family. Margaret was a force; she did so much in church and community. Christmas programs, Sunday school, caramel rolls, scrambled egg breakfasts…Her presence and talents enriched our little community beyond measure. So many good things to remember.

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  8. Our prayers and sympathy to you and your families at this time! God’s Blessings to all of you!

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  9. So sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Margaret but heard many stories from Kurt. She certainly held a big part of his heart.

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  10. Want to send our sympathy and prayers to John and family for the passing of Margaret. Is so sad to hear that, she was a wonderful lady.

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  11. John and family, we send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Margaret touched everyone she met. Whether through her faith and the church, 4-H, homemakers or just being a good neighbor. She will be missed by so many. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Thinking of the Bollingberg family at this time and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Our thoughts and prayers to John and family for the passing of my cousin Margaret.

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  14. Wishing you and your family strength and peace. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

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  15. Blessings and Sympathies Kristen and family, Your memories will guide you in comfort during the coming days. Prayers to you during your time of loss and always. We did not know Margaret was from Badger! We passed through there often on the way toLake of the Woods to fish with Grandpa.

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  16. Sorry to hear about cousin Margaret. From her cousin Frances (Gallant) in Portland. Remember her in Badger when we were kids.

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  17. My prayers and sympathy to FH brothers and your families at this time! God’s Blessings to all of you!

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. Farmhouse has been strong for Karl, Eric and Rolf as you will get notes from alumni on the loss of your mother.

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  18. All of us at North Dakota Farm Bureau are praying for the Bollingberg family! It is so difficult losing such a kind, talented, giving person.

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  19. Such a sweet lady….always had a smile. My condolences to all of you ❤️

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  20. So sorry to hear of your loss. Margaret was a wonderful, talented, and overall good person. I so enjoyed visiting with her and I loved working and mowing lawn for her when I was young-she made the best kool aid! Couldn’t wait for lunch time. I have used her as a role model my entire life. Wonderful memories!

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  21. I just loved Margaret & John. Many times I babysat their children. Such a wonderful family with well behaved children. Many fine memories. Lemonade & cookies on hot summer days!

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  22. I just loved Margaret and her whole family! I babysat her children many times and also did other chores in the summer. Wonderful lemonade/kool aid with cookies! Many fond memories! So sorry for y’all’s loss.

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  23. Sorry to hear about my cousin Margaret. We always enjoyed visiting with her and John. The last time when Connie and I stayed there we had such a great time. She also made us lutefisk it was so good.

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  24. Dad, Brenda and I always enjoyed mealtimes. God Blees her and you too John.

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  25. Sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin Margaret. Sad that I didn’t get to know her, as she sounds like a wonderful person. My sincere condolences to your family and may Peace and God be with you. From cousin Marie, Gresham, Oregon.

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  26. So very sorry to hear of your wife, Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law. She was one great lady!

    Seems we want to just visit “one more time” or ” I need to ask you one more question”.

    Continue to put hope in the promised resurrection, when we WILL see our loved ones again–a promise made by God, and made possible by Jesus. Be assured that EVERY promise ever made by God has so far been fulfilled, and will be in the future. May the time until then seem very short!!

    With deepest sympathy.

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