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Juanita Nyhusmoen

Juanita “Junita” Nyhusmoen, 96, of Sheyenne, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Junita was born June 2, 1923, in Sheyenne, North Dakota, the daughter of August and Evalina (Koopman) Hagge. Her brothers, Gerald, Richard, and LeRoy came along to complete the family.

After graduation from the State Normal and Industrial School in Ellendale, Junita taught first through eighth grade in a one room school house in Valhalla School #3 west of Sheyenne in Wells County.

She married Ole Loken on July 24, 1943 and settled on a farm outside of Sheyenne. Children Barbara, John, and Roger were born in the next five years. In 1950 the family moved to Napa, California where several friends had relocated and their fourth child, Deborah, was born. Junita divorced Ole in 1968.

In 1976 Junita visited Sheyenne for the bi-centennial celebration reconnecting with several old friends. Sigurd Nyhusmoen and Junita found a special connection and married the next year. She left California and moved back to North Dakota. Her family then increased in size with Sigurd’s children, Arnold, Betty, and Janice along with their families.

Junita is survived by daughters, Barbara Blaine and Deborah Goetz, sons, John Loken and Roger Loken, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Betty Georgeson, Janice (Eugene) Nielsen, and Arnold (LouAnn) Nyhusmoen and their children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gerald, Richard and LeRoy, husbands, Ole Loken and Sigurd Nyhusmoen, and sons-in-law, Gary Georgeson and Bruce Goetz.


Visitation will be Friday, December 20, 2019 from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00PM at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Grandfield Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My sincere sympathies to Juanita’s family. She was a cousin to my father, Milton Kihlstrom, and she and I shared a love of genealogy. She told me stories of staying with my grandparents (her aunt and uncle) and her life. I lost touch with her a few years ago but will always have good memories. Cherish your memories of her. Peace and grace to you at this difficult time.

  2. Such a lovely lady. Prayers and hugs for her family and friends.

  3. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

    All my love and prayers for you all.

  4. Arnie and LuAnn and family.
    Prayers are with you from my family to yours as you deal with this unhappy time. Loosing a family member during the holidays is rough, but when you loose 2 within such a short time is more strenuous. Remember the good times and not the bad times.

    Kathy and Corey Lesmeister and Nicole Chenze

  5. Juanita Hagge’s dad, August Hagge was a cousin to Olf Berglund. The relationship was on Olf Berglunds wife side,Halena. They immigrated from Sweden about the same time as the Berglund’s, 1880. I have been in Sweden where the Berglunds, Soderstroms and the Hagges had lived and met their defendants. Olf Berglund, Jonas Soderstrom and the Hagges use to do custom thrashing in the fall. They were called the big three. One fall night their thrashing rig mysteriously burned up and that ended their thrashing endeavor,All three families were very close, they all attended the Grace Lutheran church in Shyenne. In fact Jonas Berglund donated the land for the Riverside Cemetery. I have done extensive genealogy research on all three families and traced them back to the fourteen hundreds. I have close to four thousand Descendants of the three families. If anyone is interested with my research, please contact me.


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