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Carol Ann Sellent

June 19, 1951 — December 21, 2020

Carol A. Sellent, 69, died under the care of Hospice on Monday, December 21, 2020, at her home in West Fargo, ND, with family by her side.

Carol A. Hovdestad, daughter of Robert and Ann (Prosby) Hovdestad, was born June 19, 1951, in Fargo, ND. She was raised on her parents' rural Felton, MN, farm with her five siblings.

She married Edward J. Sellent of Sabin, Minnesota, on August 2, 1975, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Georgetown, Minnesota. They had two daughters. Edward preceded her in death in 1987.

Carol worked at Shotwell Floral of Fargo, was a co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Moorhead, MN, and later worked as a paraprofessional at Moorhead Senior High School. She had many interests and was always busy baking, crafting, gardening, and solving sibling decorating and store display problems.

Carol is survived by two daughters, Amanda (Nick) Dablow, Sabin, and Kristin Sellent, Moorhead; her best friend forever, Dennis Bollinger, West Fargo; siblings, Diane (Larry) Christeson, Graceville, MN, Joyce (Donald) Burnham, Pelican Rapids, MN, Anthony (Lori) Hovdestad, Moorhead, and Andrea (Scott) Sonstegard, Detroit Lakes, MN; brothers-in-law, Arlyn Lang, Moorhead, Steve (Nadine) Sellent, Moorhead, Carl (Barb) Sellent, San Diego, CA; sister-in-law, Barb Moses, San Diego; half-aunt, Mary Ann (Jerry) Hodge, North Little Rock, AR; step-aunt, Mary Bala, Fargo; her uncle, Harold Hovdestad, Desert Hot Springs, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and matchmaker, Tammy Ressler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Sellent; her parents, Robert and Ann Hovdestad; her in-laws, Edward A. and Barb Sellent; sister, Roberta (Arlyn Lang) Hovdestad; brothers-in-law, James Drewicke and James Sellent; nephew, Thomas Drewicke; and Ruth Bollinger.

Memorial Service for Carol will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 10 A.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, MN. Inurnment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sabin.

Memorials preferred to the Arc of Moorhead, Minnesota, West Central Region.

CDC and Minnesota guidelines will be followed; therefore, Masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced. Due to CDC capacity limits at the church, you may watch Carol's service via livestream.

To watch Carol's service via livestream, please follow the link below:

Celebration of Life

DEC 29. 10:00 AM (CT)

Trinity Lutheran Church

100 2nd Ave W

Sabin, MN 56580

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