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Selmer and Nora Rodne
Husband's Full Name: Selmer Rodne
Husband's Place of Birth: Manfred, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Haldor Rodne
Husband's Mother's Name: Delia Ring Rodne
Husband's Siblings' Names: Selma (Casper Berve); Tom, Harley (Phyllis Howard); Clara (Ben Rogelstad); Gilma (Roland Howard); Ruth (Bernard Skiftun); Louis (Clara Overland)
Wife's Full Name: Elnora Ramsfield Rodne
Wife's Place of Birth: Appam, ND
Wife's Father's Name: Knute Ramsfield
Wife's Mother's Name: Hannah Berve Ramsfield
Wife's Siblings' Names: Ordean (Hanna Marie Dahlstrom); Alice (Emil Forsberg); Alpha (Donald Long); Ole (Madelyn Zepp); Gladys (George Marion, Elmer Amundson) Esther (Ervin Lohse); LeRoy, Jenevieve (Alexander Stewart); Robert (Donna Helle, Jan Lindemann)
Children's Names: none
Selmer attended school in Fram Township. Nora was raised north of Appam in Williams County where she attended school. In 1930 Nora moved to Wells County where she worked for her uncles who farmed in the Manfred area. There she met Selmer.
They were married on January 17, 1947 at Harvey. They made their home on the Rodne family farm in rural Manfred and continued to farm until retiring in 1979. They remained on the farm until moving into Harvey in 2003. Selmer passed away on June 5, 2010 and Nora on July 20, 2010.
They were members of the Bethel Lutheran Church of rural Manfred until its closure and then became members of the Hoff Lutheran Church in Heimdal.