Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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