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Florence Gisvold

Florence Gisvold, 92, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, with her family by her side at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Florence Christine Gisvold was born on November 15, 1930, to Edward Fiebiger and Mary Fiebiger (Zimprich) in Cooperstown, ND.  She attended the Jessie area rural School and in 1943 moved with her family to live in Cooperstown, ND, and attend public school.

Florence worked at the Cooperstown Hotel as a waitress and met her husband Don there. Florence married Don Gisvold on June 26, 1947, at St. George Catholic Church in Cooperstown, ND.  From 1947 to 1958 they lived in Cooperstown and then moved to Carrington.  She worked at the Big Chief Café for Jud & Jen Tracy, the Jack & Jill Grocery Store for the Wenaas family, and the Chieftain Restaurant for the Klein family and Jud & Jen Tracy.  Her favorite job was being a waitress!

She loved spending time with all her family.  She also enjoyed attending family weddings, her and Don’s 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries, and trips to Switzerland and Hawaii.  Florence had a great personality, one of her favorite sayings was “If you don’t like my apples, don’t shake my tree!”

She is survived by her two sons, Terry (Linda) Gisvold of Wilton, ND, and Randy (Robin) Gisvold of Carrington; four daughters, Linda (Roger) Schroeder of Carrington, Debbie Lattes of Englewood, CO, Cindy (Allen) Hoff of Bowdon, ND, and Andrea (John) Peters of Junction City, OR; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents; brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Frank, Richard, and William; sisters, Mary, Rosa, Martha, Ida, and Annie; premature twins; daughter-in-law; Bonnie Gisvold and great-granddaughter, Sydney Ann Gulseth.


Florence’s Visitation will be Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 1:00-7:00PM followed by a Rosary Service at 6:30PM and a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My deepest sympathies to her family. I loved visiting with Florence. She said it like it was, no words spared. She was fun and funny. Florence was top notch! Rest in Peace Florence.

  2. Cindy and family, thank you for choosing our nursing home for your mom. We just loved her spirit, spunk and ect. God Bless her memory.

  3. I have to second what Kathleen Davis said. She was refreshingly blunt in a wishy washy world and oh, so funny. A delight to visit with.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to your family! We so much enjoyed our visits with Florence at LHGS and her spunkiness! She was a sweetheart and made so many laugh! It was fun to see the groups gather in the solarium! She raised a wonderful family and it was nice to get to know each of them! God’s Blessings to you all!

  5. I loved my visits with Florence!!!Eternal rest grant to her and May she rest in peace. Cannot be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Visits with your Mom were so special. May she rest in peace and comfort you with many memories.

  7. We’re so very sorry to hear of your loss. Many memories from the old neighborhood in Carrington. We’re praying for all of you during this time!

  8. Sincere Condolences to the Gisvold family!
    Florence was always someone special that would light up any room! So many great memories of her friendship along with exceptional and yes as you all know, comical service she brought to her years at the Chieftain.
    One of my favorite memories, was when ever the comedian duo Williams and Ree would travel through Carrington, they would always stop at the Chieftain in hopes of dining with Florence, “their favorite waitress”. They nicked named her; their “Other Special Florence”in reference to Florence Henderson of the Brady Bunch whom they frequented as guests on her cooking show series. Your mother always made them laugh hysterically and I know gave them much material to use on their comedy act shows, however I’m sure they would also have to censor some of it for their audience.
    Florence will always have a special place in our hearts with remembrance of a life well lived and many blessing to our years working together.

    Loving thoughts and prayers to you all!

  9. God Bless your mother’s memory. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  10. Oh how I loved Florence. God gave her the most unique personality! She was a tough cookie, with a heart if gold. Her humor was over the top, and to this day I repeat some of her famous comments I heard while working with her at the Jack and Jill store and the Chieftan. I’ll cherish the memories. Prayers for all her family.

  11. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She became a dear friend while my husband, Richard, was a resident at LHGS. They became acquainted as “table mates” and had such good times together. He always looked forward to her witty comedy and I enjoyed my visits with her after he was gone. Cherish your memories.

  12. Florence was a special lady! When one thinks of the phrase “a life well-lived”, it should include a picture of Florence Gisvold!!! May she Rest in Peace. We send our deepest condolences to all of her family.

  13. May the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers and condolences

  14. While I never knew Florence prior to her stay at LHGS, it was always an interesting time to assist in her care the last two years. She definitely knew how to keep you on your toes, albeit in a good way. I grew to admire her sharp wit and sense of humor. No matter the circumstance, she always had a remark that would bring laughter to those nearby. My condolences to her friends and family. Her presence will surely be missed at LHGS.

  15. Sorry to hear of Florence’s passing. I married Margaret Kuklok, daughter of Martha. My dear Margaret passed away 11/20/2020. God Bless the memory of Florence. Lyndon Anderson


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