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Dagmar Farstad


Dagmar (Hjelmstad) Farstad passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Hi-Line Retirement Center, in Malta, Mont., of natural causes.

Memorial services will be Friday, June 21, 11 a.m., at Malta Lutheran Church.

Dagmar was born Sept. 3, 1924, to John and Mary Hjelmstad in North Dakota. She attended schools there and was an active member in the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker and baking special Norwegian breads and lefse. She and James Farstad married and shortly after, he spent two years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After his honorable discharge, the family moved to Montana where he managed grain elevators. They had two children, Deanna Bergstrom, of Harlem, and son James Farstad Jr., deceased.

Since living in Malta, Dagmar has continued being active in the Lutheran Church. Serving on Church Council, Pres. WELCA, teaching Sunday school and singing in the senior choir. She was a member of P.E.O, and TOPS. The family attended many enjoyable family reunions in Colorado.

Survivors include Deanna Bergstrom, of Harlem; Susan Anderson, of Billings, Mont .; Rick Anderson, of Billings; Teagan Anderson, of Billings; and Taylor Nordhagen, of Texas.

Dagmar's family requests in lieu of flowers please do random acts of kindness.

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