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Ida Phyllis Wahlstrom

Ida Phyllis Wahlstrom, age 92, died on March 11, 2019, at Bethany on University, Fargo, ND.

Ida Phyllis Wahlstrom was born on November 7, 1926, in Sheyenne, ND, to Oscar and Helen (Anderson) Carlson.  She graduated from Sheyenne High School and attended Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND.

On June 30, 1947, Ida Phyllis married Roy Wahlstrom in Sheyenne where they lived during their 53 years of marriage.  Ida Phyllis was the bookkeeper for Wahlstrom Radio & TV and was very active in the activities in Sheyenne and at Grace Lutheran Church.

Ida Phyllis and her friend, Carol Rud, played guitar and sang together for many years as Sheyenne Country Girls.  She also enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

In June of 2009, she became a resident at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, ND, where she enjoyed the activities and being near her family.

She is survived by one son, David Wahlstrom of Horace, ND; one daughter, Peggy (Keith) Malakowsky of Moorhead, MN; granddaughter, Amy (Matthew) Bahl; great grandson, Hunter Bahl and great granddaughter, Haley Bahl.

Ida Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 2001 and her parents and her sister, Lois (Bill) Walz.

Visitation: will be one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the church.

Funeral Service: will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 2:00PM in Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

Burial: will be held at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I remember Ida being the first to call after the deaths of my parents (Norm and Audrey Braaten). Roy and Ida were the best friends people could ask for. Bless her family at this time.

  2. The times we got to play and sing together at the Anderson Family reunions will always be remembered with a smile.

  3. I am sorry to hear the death of your mother. My condolences. She was a beautiful lady who was always so warm and loving. I enjoyed her laughter and smile. I am do sorry for your loss.
    My sympathy to each of you

  4. Peggy I am sorry to hear that your Mother passed away. I met her at Bethany.

  5. Ida was such a good neighbor….I miss the old neighborhood..

  6. By way of my sister Charlotte, I learned of Ida Phyllis’ passing this weekend. My condolences to my long-time friend David, and his sister Peggy. Ida lived during a special time of rejuvenation and preservation for the community of Sheyenne ND. She was an active contributor to a variety of projects and committees that evolved from this citizen-based effort. She and Delores Benson also restored apartments at Townsite Homes whenever they became vacant. One summer I was fortunate to have been asked to join the Wahlstrom / Benson / Estrem fishing expo into northern Canada. Even though Ida & Delores didn’t spend any time in the boat, they certainly made up for it in the kitchen back at camp. I mean we had the best fish fry for supper, and breakfast, and lunch, and super, and breakfast …. Ida Phyllis’ expertise in the culinary arts continued whenever the Wahlstrom’s invited me over for supper. It seemed like I was sitting down to Thanksgiving Day dinner. Her husband Roy, as most of you know, completed “the pair to draw to”. I have many memories of Roy as well, but one that stands out is when I, The Engineer, and Roy, The Technocrat, were sitting side-by-side on half of their couch (the other half occupied by a TV in for repair). Roy was holding a wide-body cat (which I was allergic to), and Ida Phyllis was getting some coffee and a plate of cookies ready. Which one do you think I favored? We had a functioning TV turned on and were watching the 1st landing of the 1st return flight of the 1st NASA Space Shuttle. Somehow, when I saw the Shuttle’s wheels touchdown, and realizing all the effort that lead up to that event, I knew I was sitting in the right place to witness competence.

  7. Peggy,David, and families, I just heard from my aunt Avis (Kennedy) Hajicek that your mom passed away. My condolences to you all.

  8. I am so sorry to see this obituary listed. I didn’t know she had passed. Prayers for strength as you transition through the next holidays and anniversaries. Mom passed away last November (Doris Fornshell) so I know they are enjoying each others company once again.


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