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Edwin and Pauline Lithun

Husband's Full Name:  Edwin Lithun

Husband's Place of Birth:  Fram Township, Wells County, ND

Husband's Father's Name: John Lithun

Husband's Mother's Name: Martha Finstad Lithun

Husband's Siblings' Names: Edward, Martin, George, Alice,

Koni, Sigvald

Wife's Full Name:  Pauline Burgard Lithun

Wife's Place of Birth:  Orin, ND

Wife's Father's Name: Peter Burgard

Wife's Mother's Name:  Frances Gisinger

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Julia Thomas, Tom, Frances Backmeier, Tillie Penzhover, Mary Schneider, Magdalena Woitte, Betty Morgan, Margaret, Barbara Wolf, Vernie Keller, Katie Lemer, Mike

Children's Names: Rosella Kambeitz, Marcella Kalenske, Vernon


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Pauline was the daughter of Peter and Frances (Gisinger) Burgard. She grew up and attended school at Orrin, ND.  She married Edwin Lithun on February 22, 1943 in Harvey. They lived and farmed in the Manfred area. She worked in the housekeeping department at St. Aloisius Hospital in Harvey for several years. 


They moved to Rugby where she worked at the Haaland Home. Edwin died July 17, 1969.  She returned to Harvey and retired in 1984 as head cook at the Harvey High School. 


She was a member of Trinity Bethany Lutheran Church, the Eagles Auxiliary and the St. Aloisius Hospital Auxiliary, all of Harvey.


She is survived by a son, Vernon of Williston, two daughters Marcella Kalenske of Jesup, Iowa, Rose Kambeitz of Bismarck; Seven grandchildren; one great grandchild, brother Tom of Rugby, sisters Frances Backmeier, Yelm, WA, Tillie Penzhover, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis, Mary Schneider, Orrin, Magdalena Woitte, Balfour, Betty Morgan, Rasamond, CA, Margaret Fetting, Mount Lake Terrace, WA, Barbara Wolf, Towner, Vernie Keller of Harvey, Katie Lemer, Minot.


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Julia Thomas, brother, Mike Burgard.


 Obituary:  Pauline Lithun; son Vernon has died since this was written

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