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Eleanor Teigen

November 15, 1924 — October 10, 2018

Eleanor Gladys Haugtvedt was born November 15, 1924, to Hans and Annie (Olson) Haugtvedt in Sharon, ND. After graduating from high school, Eleanor worked as a nursing assistant at St. Luke's in Duluth, MN, and the hospital in Sharon. On January 25, 1947, in Finley, ND, she married Kermit P. Teigen and they were blessed with four sons.

Eleanor was an accomplished baker and there were always extra children at the house to enjoy her cookies, buns and other baked goodies. She loved spending time at her cottage at Lake Lida, swimming, fishing and playing cards. Her travels took her to many places, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Mexico and Norway. Eleanor was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and made and served lefse, rommegrot, the best gravy, and the dreaded lutefisk!

Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. She made sure they each knew they were loved and were special.

Eleanor died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND, at the age of 93. She is survived by her sons, Victor (Arlene), Fargo, Michael (Deborah), Perham, MN, Craig (Jacqueline), Fergus Falls, MN, and Kevin (Sonja), Moorhead; grandchildren, Sara, Beth Ann, Christopher, Amy, Nicole, Anthony, Julia, Candace, and CariLynne; 17 great-grandchildren; stepbrother, Nelvin Jackson, Chico, CA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit; her parents; and siblings, Lloyd (Gordy) Haugtvedt, Roy Haugtvedt, Orvis Haugtvedt, Elwood Haugtvedt and Helen Ann King.

Memorials preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

There will be a Gathering of Friends on Sunday, from 4 PM to 6 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. A Memorial Service will be held in Our Savior's Lutheran Church Moorhead on Monday October 15, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Grove Lake Church Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids, MN.

Online guest book:


OCT 14. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Funeral Service

OCT 15. 11:00 AM (CT)

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

610 13th St N

Moorhead, MN 56560

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