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Ingeborg A. Asleson

MOORHEAD — Ingeborg (Ing) Adeline Asleson, 87, of Moorhead, Minn., passed away Feb. 4, 2012, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, N.D., surrounded by her family.

Ingeborg Adeline Raun was born on May 27, 1924, near Ulen, Minn., to Burton and Agnes (Lunde) Raun. Ing was confirmed at Swan Valley Lutheran Congregation in 1938. She graduated from Ulen High School in 1942.

On May 28, 1948, Ing was married to the love of her life, Roland I. Asleson, in Twin Valley, Minn. She spent her days caring for her five daughters. Ing was a Camp Fire leader, Brownie leader involved in PTA and Homemakers as well as various church committees. Ing took pride in being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She truly had a zest for life and a gift for making everyone feel like part of the family. Ing taught her daughters and grandchildren to be forgiving, to laugh at yourself, to always treat people with kindness, to be a good listener and not to judge. Ing dearly loved her grandchildren and was very proud of them. She rarely missed an activity of her grandchildren and always praised them for their hard work. She was their best cheerleader. Ing was a generous and kind, family-oriented woman who enjoyed having a good conversation over a cup of coffee. Her beautiful smile and whole-hearted laughter will be greatly missed. Many nieces and nephews claim that Ing was their favorite aunt. Ing enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles; she had a fondness for nature and was a wealth of information regarding family history. Ing was an excellent cook; even though she explained how she prepared and cooked her meals, none of her family can duplicate her culinary talent. She was our “go to” person whenever we needed something mended or sewn on short notice, never once complaining. This past fall, Ing and her family made a trip to the Minnesota Twins baseball game in honor of her 87th birthday. The Minnesota Twins just lost one of their biggest fans. Ing touched the lives of many people and those who knew her were blessed to have had her in their lives. She lived 87 wonderful years filled with love, adventure and happiness.

Ing is survived by her five daughters, Randi (Stephen) Nunnink, Brainerd, Minn., Mary Nelson, Moorhead, Minn., Lois Paulson, Moorhead, Minn., Ruth Asleson, Tahoe City, Calif., and Jane (Keith) Johnson, Moorhead, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie (Dustin) Dorn, Erika Nunnink, Alisha and Tanner Nelson, Erik (Jami) Paulson, Kirsten (Kyle) McDermott, Joshua Suckow, Alison (Jared) Haecherl, Heidi and Molly Johnson; three great-grandchildren; four siblings, Lyle (Marie) Raun, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Arlene (Cal) Anderson, Paynesville, Minn., Barbara Stadler, Ada, Minn., Beverly (Darrel) Montieth, Lake Park, Minn.; and one sister-in-law, Doris Raun, Cloquet, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Agnes Raun; her husband, Roland Asleson; and a brother, Maynard Raun.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, Minn.

Funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, Minn.

Interment will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.

Memorials can be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 188, Moorhead, MN 56560-0188 and the 99th Infantry Battalion WWII Educational Foundation, Attn: Tom Graves, 400 Clipper Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-3623.