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Connie Medhus

Connie Medhus, age 66, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at her summer home in rural Carrington, ND.

Connie Renee Gussiaas was born on May 24, 1954, in Jamestown, ND, to Edwin and Margaret (Schroeder) Gussiaas.  She graduated from Carrington High School.  Connie continued her education at North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, ND, for her LPN degree and later in Sheridan, WY, for her RN degree.

Connie met the love of her life, Lowell Medhus in Harvey, ND, while working at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home.  They were married in Bison, SD, on December 3, 1982.  They moved to Cooperstown, ND, for a few years and then relocated to Crow Agency, MT.  Then in 1986, the family moved to Hardin, where she worked at the nursing home and then later at IHS Crow Agency as a surgical nurse.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hardin, MT. She loved gardening, painting, such as water painting and acrylics, baking, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Connie is survived by her husband of 38 years, Lowell; three daughters, Michelle (Tom) Certalic, Crystal (Ty Kline) Sorenson and Heather (Chad) Toavs; a son, Mike (Kellee) Medhus; grandchildren, Faith Certalic, Aidan Certalic, Payton Steffan, Devin Steffan, Kylie Toavs, Coil Toavs, Aubree Madera, Lilly Madera, Raylee Channel; close cousins, Gary Topp, James Topp, Gene Topp; aunts Phyllis Gussiaas, Judy Swanson, Mabel Bittner and very special friend Ellen Kienitz.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 22, at 2:00PM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I will miss this wonderful friend so very very much, so loving and kind. She had a huge heart! RIP Connie, love you.

  2. To an amazingly beautiful woman who gave so much, you gave so much of yourself and never expected nothing back! Always smiling and happy and shared so much love to all you came across! Class act of a truly beautiful soul! You will be so missed and I love you for all you have done for my parents, we are so heartbroken! See you one day beautiful Angel! Xoxo. Lowell and family so many prayers are coming your way in this extreme hard time of your lives!

  3. So sorry Lowell for your loss, lots of love, prayers and hugs! Connie meant so much to us, always kind, loving and amazing to be around! Loved all the goodies she always brought over and all she did for us. We truly will miss her and our hearts are so broken! Love you Connie, forever in our hearts!

  4. What a shock and sad loss. Connie will truly be missed . Her warm caring and generosity will never be forgotten. My love and prayers go out to you . God has just gotten a Special Angel in His Heaven.

  5. The Lord has received a true angel. Love you Connie so much – my memories will always be with me – our time in nursing school, our times around your kitchen table,times with your wonderful husband and kids, our times at LBM, our laughter and our tears, Your Love and Caring to so Many. RIP Special Lady.

  6. Thoughts and prayers in the passing of Connie. Rollie and Dee Dee

  7. Connie you will be so missed. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend/mom. Basically you took me as another daughter. You were taken to soon. You were a big part of my life. Rest in Peace Connie.

    To the family I am deeply sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. My thoughts will always be with you. And may your broken hearts mend. And memories stay close and traditions keep happening. I love you and I miss you all.

  8. Prayers and condolences to Lowell and family.

  9. Praying for you all. Connie was a loving, caring person. So enjoyed all the coffee dates with her.

  10. RIP Connie!

  11. R I P young lady. Condolences to Lowell and the family. She will be missed especially by the young ones as that’s who she talked about all the time to whomever would listen. Again R I P

  12. Lowell and family, please accept my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. It was such a shock. Connie will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was a very caring, kind and thoughtful person. She was my best friend in high school and treasured friend through the years. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Connie we had such a good time when you guys lived in Crow then the early days when you moved to Hardin. I’m so glad we stayed in contact. You are such a kind and loving person. May you rest n peace. 🙏🏽🙏🏽💔

  14. Lowell & family, my condolences to you on your loss. I enjoyed the opportunity to know Connie over the years. A sweet soul. Prayers to your entire family.

  15. Lowell, Chet and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of Connie. We so appreciated your help with us at St. Vincent de Paul while visiting in Dolan Springs. Giving of herself seemed so natural for Connie even when she was in pain sometimes, she never complained. We didn’t get to know you as much as we would have liked, but know that we all at St. Vincent de Paul will miss you both greatly. We know Connie will be with you always. You have a beautiful family as your most precious gift from her. If you ever are in Dolan, please stop by! GOD bless. . .

  16. Our sympathy for your loss. May you feel the comfort of God’s presence during this time.


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