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Lavaughn Moreland

February 4, 1937 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 82)

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Lavaughn Moreland, age 82, of West Fargo, ND, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.

Lavaughn Ruth Sorteberg was born February 4, 1937, at Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Severson) Sorteberg.  She attended grade school at Bentru township school and graduated from high school at Grand Forks Central.

On June 25, 1955, Lavaughn and Melvin Moreland were united in marriage at Grand Forks.  They moved to Fargo where she worked as a secretary at several locations.   In 1977, their daughter Sara was born and Lavaughn became a dedicated stay at home mom.   Her life changed forever when Melvin died August 2, 1999.   In her later years, Lavaughn worked as a seasonal employee of Carol Widman Candy Company in Fargo.

Lavaughn was a very active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and the LWML group.   She had served at the church in many different ministry positions and was always a willing volunteer.    She loved children and was “everyone’s favorite Auntie”.

She is survived by her daughter Sara Moreland, West Fargo; her sister Joyce Kuster, Grand Forks; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Lavaughn was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Visitation:  5-7PM Monday, July 29, 2019, with a Prayer Service held at 7PM, all in West Funeral Home, West Fargo

Funeral:  2PM Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo

Burial:  Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo


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July 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Prayer Service
July 29, 2019

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

2:00 PM
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
1005 1st St. W
West Fargo, ND 58078

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