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Anita Matheney

Anita Matheney

Anita Matheney, 73, of Fortuna, ND formerly of Bemidji, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at St. Philips Catholic Church with Fr. Don Braukmann officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bemidji.

Anita Louise Melberg was born August 28, 1940 in Bemidji to Emil and Helen (Poppenberg) Melberg. She grew up in Bemidji and graduated from Bemidji High School. She worked various positions as she raised her family. At the age of 50 she attended Bemidji Vo-Tech for LPN training, and then received an associates degree in nursing from the Northland Community College in Thief River Falls. She worked as an RN at Havenwood Care Center until retirement. After retirement she traveled and finally settled in Fortuna with her fianc, Glynn. When Anita was not spending time with her family and grandchildren, she enjoyed playing cards, doing crafts and quilting. Additionally she was a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Debra Vold of Bemidji, MN, Laura (Gilbert) Knudson of Fortuna, ND, Suzi (Bill) Prickett of Bemidji, MN, Penny (Steve) Leen of Sartell, MN and Melody (Matthew) Williams of Bemidji, MN; 3 sons, Jim (Helga) Beckman of Springfield, VA, Mark Beckman of St. Cloud, MN and James (Laura) Matheney, of Bemidji, MN; 23 grandchildren; fianc Glynn Thomspon of Fortuna, ND; 9 brothers and sisters, Gloria Wright of Cottage Grove, MN, Emil "Joe" (Myra) Melberg of Bemidji, MN, Robert Melberg of Bemidji, MN, Ellen (Robert) Smith of Ham Lake, MN, Theresa (Stephen) Steele of Bemidji, MN, Thomas (Kim) Melberg of Bemidji, MN, William Melberg of Huachuca City, AZ, Cecilia Curry of Bemidji, MN and John (Carol) Melberg of Catoosa, OK and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James.

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