Jordis Eleanor (Robertsdahl) Baumgarten, died Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at the age of 96 at St. Gabriel’s Living Community in Bismarck, ND.
She was born February 7, 1925 to Eddie and Christine (Gylland) Robertsdahl near Christine, N.D., the fourth oldest of nine siblings. She was baptized at North Pleasant Church near Hickson, ND. Jordis was proud to have been confirmed at South Pleasant Church near Christine (which now stands at Bonanzaville). She graduated from Pleasant Consolidated High School in 1943 when she began working as a secretary at Central Livestock in West Fargo. She married the love of her life, Hilbert Baumgarten, on December 30, 1945 at Hickson Lutheran Church. They farmed and raised their family near Durbin, N.D. until moving to Fargo in 2008. They were happily married for over 71 years. Their love for each other was so strong that they spent almost every moment together until Hilbert passed away on May 14, 2017. Jordis moved to Bismarck in August of 2017 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Aside from raising her children and supporting Hilbert's Hereford and farming operations, Jordis was an Avon Representative for over 15 years and later enjoyed her 15 years as a Senior Companion Volunteer, an experience she found very rewarding. She was an active member at Canaan Moravian Church, her home church since she was married. She especially enjoyed traveling to her children's homes and, most importantly, attending the many special events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she was so proud of.
She is survived by her children Lynette (Gary) Nieuwsma, Cheryl (Randall) Naze, and Rolland (Wendy) Baumgarten; 7 grandchildren Brody (Heather) Felchle, Shawn (Lindsey) Nieuwsma, Kyle (Amber) Nieuwsma, Doug (Lori) Naze, Abbie Naze, April Baumgarten and Jake (Savanna McCarty) Baumgarten; 7 great-grandchildren; Reagan, Reed, Teague, Soren, Sabine, Teddy, and Delphine; sisters Lenore Frederickson and Carolyn Freeman; sisters-in-law Velora Robertsdahl, Marlys Robertsdahl Kluck, and Arlene Cullen; brother-in- law Donnie Baumgarten; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hilbert, daughter Lorraine Snyder, daughter-in-law Tama Baumgarten; sisters Agnes Liudahl, Arleen Funseth, and Edith Nord; brothers Clarence, Ellsworth, and Wesley Robertsdahl; sisters-in-law Adeline Robertsdahl, Bobbie Baumgarten, and Elaine Baumgarten; brothers-in-law Norman Liudahl, Melford Gylland, Carlott Funseth, DeRoyal Nord, Dave Frederickson, Wally Freeman, and George Cullen; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of St. Gabriel’s Benedictine Living Community for their family-like companionship and their care for Jordis these past few years. The family would also like to extend gratitude to Canaan Moravian Church and the community for their long time love and support.
Memorials are preferred to Canaan Moravian Church or the donor's choice.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at West Funeral Home, West Fargo and Saturday at the church an hour before the service
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at West Funeral Home, West Fargo
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport
Burial: Canaan Moravian Cemetery
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