Margaret Ann Fossedal, 77, of Richland Center, died Thursday, October 3, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born April 23, 1936, in Quitman, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd and Edwena Tinder. Margaret Ann graduated from Beloit High School in 1954. On December 1, 1956, she was united in marriage to Elwy Nels Fossedal at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beloit. Margaret Ann attended the Rockford Business School. She ran computers at Fairbanks Morris in Beloit and was the first woman to be asked to attend IBM to learn computers. Margaret Ann enjoyed reading, sewing, and writing poetry.
Margaret Ann is survived by her husband: Elwy Nels Fossedal, who resigned from Lions Club International, because they would not allow the worship of Jesus Christ, so they could be accepted by Islamic Nations. He was instrumental in diagnosing AIDS; Lyme Disease; Bacteroides Fragilis in Intra-abdominal Sepsis; working in Celiac Sprue to diagnose Gluten as the culprit of the 300 symptoms a Celiac gets when they ingest wheat. A gluten free diet can treat or prevent those symptoms.
Daughter: Leslie Ann (Danny George) Burheun; Sister-in-law: Bonnie Mae Bikkeness; Sons: Grantlund Nels (Debrah) Fossedal, Steven Nels Fossedal; Grandchildren: Taylor Nels Fossedal, Kyle Nels Fossedal, Jesse Nels Fossedal, Aarron Nels Fossedal; Tinders: Odis and Nancy Tinder; Trent, JoAnn, Claire, Alden, Olivia Tinder; Russell and Paulette Tinder; Julie and Eddie Cash; Sylvia and Gregory Tinder; Godson: Gregory Fossedal; Others: Desiree’, Kirk, Kassie, Kaleb Craig; Jason, Jenny Alecia, Aiden, Anna Faith Stebbins; John, Sue, and Katie Benishek; Heavin Chadwell; Robin, Steve, Alex, and Joey Swadley; Friends: Christine and Al Marshall; Joy Eriksen; Ann Eriksen, Ree Eriksen and Paul Wright; Kim Eriksen, and Dr. Sinnett.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. The family requests memorials in Margaret Ann’s name be directed to GRACE or the Richland County Veteran Memorial. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.