Obituary for Margaret Nokleberg

Margaret Louise (Nelson Foss) Nokleberg, age 92, died January 1, 2018 after a brief hospitalization. Margaret was born at home in Willmar to Bertha and Martin Nelson December 18, 1925, to the delight of her two older brothers: R. Myron and LuVerne. She was an active Girl Scout, played softball and was involved in many musical and theatrical productions. She graduated from Willmar High School and became a chief operator for the telephone company. She attended Augsburg College in Mpls, where she met James Nokleberg and Arden Foss. Margaret and Arden were married in 1947 and lived in Mpls, Wadena, […]

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Margaret Louise (Nelson Foss) Nokleberg, age 92, died January 1, 2018 after a brief hospitalization.

Margaret was born at home in Willmar to Bertha and Martin Nelson December 18, 1925, to the delight of her two older brothers: R. Myron and LuVerne. She was an active Girl Scout, played softball and was involved in many musical and theatrical productions. She graduated from Willmar High School and became a chief operator for the telephone company. She attended Augsburg College in Mpls, where she met James Nokleberg and Arden Foss. Margaret and Arden were married in 1947 and lived in Mpls, Wadena, Fargo, Little Falls, Jamestown and Fridley. During these years, Margaret was involved with PEO, AAUW and many church groups. Margaret and Arden adopted two children: Margaret (Mikey) and two years later Robert (Bob). In addition to her work with the telephone company, Margaret worked as an elementary school librarian, a bookkeeper for Foss Management Co, and as wedding coordinator for St Philips Lutheran Church. They enjoyed traveling. After Arden passed away in 1988, Margaret continued to travel and also enjoyed her five grandchildren: Amanda, William, Sigrid, Benjamin and Matthew.

Jim Nokleberg came back into her life in the 90s, and they married in 1995. Soon after this, they moved to Sun City West, where they enjoyed many years of sun and warmth. Margaret continued to be very involved in PEO and church activities. After being widowed a second time in 2015, Margaret moved to Northfield.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husbands, siblings and parents. She is survived by her children Margaret (Louise) Foss and Bob Foss, with grandchildren Amanda McCleary, Will and Sigrid Stensvold, and Ben and Matt Foss.

Funeral ceremony will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be following the service at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar
at 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Luther Seminary / Lutheran Social Services.

Arrangements are with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

January 6, 2018 - 10:30 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Doug Beck

    Margaret was like a 2nd mom to me and I often called her mom when we talked. I have great memories of our visits in her Fridley and Sun City West homes as well as over the phone. She will be greatly missed and always remembered with love. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Bob, Mikey and their entire families. God bless you and give you His peace during this difficult time. We know we will all see her again in Heaven. Love Doug and Cathy Beck.

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  2. Susan Nelson Chatterton Hughes

    My Aunt Mimi will live on in the hearts of many. Her godson Craig Nelson and his family, as well as myself and my family send our love and prayers to our Nelson cousins.

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