Eleanor Violet Fjeld
February 24, 1925 - February 6, 2013


Eleanor Violet Fjeld age 87 of Park River, ND passed away Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at the Park River Good Samaritan Center.

Eleanor Violet Ingulsrud was born February 24, 1925 at the farm home near Milton, ND, the daughter of the late Ben and Amanda (Berntson) Ingulsrud. She graduated from the Walsh County Agriculture School in 1942. Beginning in the years 1935-36 Eleanor and her sisters Dorothy and Bethel were so inspired by a concert given by the Oak Grove Seminary Trio at the Hitterdahl Church. The Oak Grove Trio sang acapella in perfect harmony. That is when Eleanor, Dorothy and Bethel began singing gospel songs acapella. They were known as the “Ingulsrud Trio”. They sang every week somewhere and later in years Eleanor began singing Gospel Songs accompanied by herself with her Auto Harp and later an Omni Chord. On October 18, 1944 Eleanor was united in marriage to Kenneth Fjeld. They were married in the Hitterdal Lutheran Free Church, Milton, ND. The couple made their home on the farm in Golden Township. Eleanor served as township clerk for a short time. In 1960 Eleanor began working at the Johnson Store of Park River. At that time there were 17 Johnson Stores throughout North Dakota. She was employed there almost 30 years, 15 of the years being a buyer for the 17 stores. She also owned and operated Fjeld’s Fashion.

She enjoyed the years she was able to join the ladies for the Wednesday Bible Studies, the W.M.F. of Victory Free Lutheran Church and many years attended Adult Sunday School. She was a member of Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River. Eleanor loved her Lord and Saviour and made it her personal testimony while singing her songs. She enjoyed sharing this with others. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, table cloths, doilies, counted cross stitch needlework to be framed and also embroidered work.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter Teresa (Tim) Gire, Park River, ND; son Jonathan Fjeld, Park River, ND; son-in-law Earl Axvig, Adams, ND; daughters-in-law: Jana Fjeld, Park River, ND; Jean Fjeld, Park River, ND; seven grandchildren: Matthew Axvig, Tokyo, Japan; Michelle (Harley) Blegen, Kindred, ND; Sally (Brandon) Larson, Hoople, ND; Andy (Krystle) Gire, Park River, ND; Dustin Gire, Park River, ND; Ryan Fjeld, Park River, ND; Rory Fjeld, Park River, ND; 12 great grandchildren: Damon Fjeld, Zayah and Drake Gire, Hope Axvig, Hayden, Christopher, Cody and Hank Blegen, Kristen, Joseph, Megan and James Larson; sisters: Dorothy Axvig, Park River, ND; Bethel Cudmore, Grafton, ND and brother Olger Ingulsrud, Port Orchard, WA. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, son Mark, daughter Marsha, great grandchild London Gire and siblings: Laura and Margaret.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Victory Free Lutheran Church of Park River. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.

Funeral Services

Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:00 PM at Victory Free Lutheran Church
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Friday February 8, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Tollefson Funeral Home
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Prayer Service

Friday February 8, 2013, 7:00 PM at Tollefson Funeral Home
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