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Herbert and Margaret Ongstad

Husband's Full Name:  Herbert Arnold Ongstad

Husband's Place of Birth:  Manfred, ND

Husband's Father's Name: Johan Sofus Ongstad

Husband's Mother's Name: Rena Turina Asleson Ongstad

Husband's Siblings' Names: Mildred (Alvin Solberg)

Wife's Full Name:  Margaret Catherine Christensen Ongstad

Wife's Place of Birth:  Tyler, MN

Wife's Father's Name:  Fred G. Christensen

Wife's Mother's Name:  Margaret C. Hensler

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Raymond (Betty); Harold (Lucille); Florence (Marczak); Cecelia (Raymond C. Krier); Floyd, Leo, Marvin, Victor

Children's Names: William Marvin (Anne Whitman)

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Herbert and Margaret were married on February 14, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. They made their home on the Ongstad farm northeast of Manfred. 


As members of the Vang Lutheran Church they were active in the church. Herbert served as President of the congregation, and a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood; Margaret was active in Ladies Aid and Sunday School activities. They were also active members of the community. 


Margaret passed away in 1997. She is buried at Vang Lutheran Cemetery north of Manfred.


Herbert was an active participant of the Manfred History and Preservation board, and served on the Buildings and Grounds Division. He passed away in March 2008 and is also buried at the Vang Cemetery.


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