Eunice Papenfuss

Eunice Papenfuss, age 73, of Glenfield, ND, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Eventide, Fargo, ND while fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Eunice Faye Saxberg was born February, 28, 1944, near Cooperstown, ND, the daughter of Albin and Agnes (Fredrickson) Saxberg. She attended school in Cooperstown and graduated in 1962 from Cooperstown High School.

Eunice was united in marriage to Clarence Papenfuss on February 5, 1964, in New Rockford, ND. They made their home in Glenfield.

Eunice worked as Postmaster for over 30 years in both McHenry and Glenfield Post Offices. She retired in 2003 after the death of Clarence on September 27, 2002.Eunice moved to Eventide Assisted living on August 16, 2017, due to declining health.

Eunice loved to do crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Facebook, watching the Vikings and Bison football, and working in her flower beds. She was a very good cook and loved making meals for her grandkids.

She is survived by her children Laura (Tom Reichenberger) Harding, Cathay, ND, Larry (Susan) Papenfuss, Hutchinson KS, LuAnn (Chad Merseth) Sitte, Fargo, 7 grandchildren; Mark (Meghan) Harding, Jacob Harding, Chance Harding, Gage (Rachel) Sitte, Hunter Sitte, Kennedy Sitte, and Alex Papenfuss; 1 great-grandson Jameson Harding; 3 sisters Esther Peterson, Velma Miller, Helen Fallen; 2 brothers Arnold (Judy) Saxberg, Arden (Nita)Saxberg; sisters-in-law Elaine Felt, Elsie Hoffman, Georgia Papen.

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; her parents; sisters Mavis Adrain, and Leona Tande, Sisters-in-law Inez Slind, Esther Papenfuss; and brothers-in-law Warren Peterson, Benny Tande, Paul Adrian, Ervin Papenfuss, Norman Papenfuss, Andy Felt, Paulmer Slind, William Papenfuss, and Garold Papen.

The family requests memorials be sent to Brayden Christianson

a brave local 6year old boy also fighting the cancer battle


Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00PM

Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND


Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00AM

Prairie Faith Lutheran Church, Glenfield, ND


Glenfield Cemetery,

Glenfield, ND

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Name: robin hargrave

Date: 1/22/17

Message: Hi Larry,

So sorry that your mother had such a hard battle.  May knowing that family and friends care be a comfort to you during this time.  Robin Hargrave, SCKLS



Name: Irene Horn

Date: January 21, 2018

Message: So sorry to hear of Eunice's passing.  She and I were classmates, and I spoke to her last spring when I was coordinating our 55 year class reunion.  She shared with me about her health and prognosis.  I extend my thoughts and prayers to her family.  Rest In Peace Eunice.


Name: Evelyn Anderson

Date: Jan. 20, 2018

Message: Laura, Luann and Larry--Sorry to hear of the death of your mother and that she had to battle cancer.  We are never old enough to not need our mother and I pray God will comfort each of you in the days ahead.

Your Mom was always a pleasant person and it was fun having you come over to our house in Glenfield. With sympathy, Evelyn Anderson




Name: Vicki Schlotman

Date: 1-19-2018

Message: Laura, Larry and Luann, Your Mother was such a fun person. She always had a smile and a kind word. I so enjoyed babysitting you all back in the day. Always remember your Mom and Dad loved you all very much and were so proud of you! It's so difficult to lose a parent, no matter how old we are...may God hold you all close in the days ahead. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vicki (Ryum) and Roger Schlotman




Name: Susan Woodard

Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time. Let God surround you with comfort knowing your Mom is at peace.



Name: Janice Ott Fevold

Date: 01-17-18

Message: My sympathy goes out to all your families at this difficult time. She is at peace now and in Gods hands.



Name: Paula

Date: 1/16/18

Message: So sorry for your loss Laura. I just found out a little while ago that she was in a home.  My heart hurts for you,  it so hard to lose your mother.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.



Name: Tanya Janes

Message: I got the pleasure of getting to take care of Eunice in Fargo. I am very glad I got to meet her, however the circumstances were not the best. It turned out we knew mutual people. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.  She was such a kind, caring woman and I am glad I got the chance to take care of her.