Carole Maxine Stolen


Carole Maxine Stolen, 85, of Opheim, Mont., went home to be with our Lord on May 30, 2022. She had been living at Daniels Memorial Nursing Home in Scobey, Mont. since January 2021.

Carole was born on June 20, 1936 to Carl and Cora Nygaard in Columbus, North Dakota. She met and later married Andy Stolen on Sept. 20, 1958 in Columbus, North Dakota. They lived in Glasgow, Mont. briefly before moving to the family farm south of Glentana, Mont., where they lived and raised their three children, Lori, Randy and Greg.

Carole spent most of her life supporting Andy on the farm and raising the kids. She spent many hours in the car running the kids to sporting events. She cherished her relationship with the Lord and her church family. She and Andy loved their time spent with friends and family playing cards. She loved reading the bible and author Karen Kingsbury. Until the very end, she loved playing praise and worship on the piano/keyboards. Carole was fortunate to have both of her sisters living nearby and spent nearly every day with them.

Carole was a loyal, loving, humorous and devoted mother, wife, sister and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband Andy; brother Chet Nygaard and sister Myrt Granrud; Sister-in-law Myrtle Nygaard; brother-in-laws Les Pettit and Evan Granrud; nephew Kent Nygaard and her parents.

Carole is survived by her brother DeVerne (Polly) Nygaard; twin sister and best friend Corenne Pettit; brother Terry (Linda) Nygaard; daughter Lori (Ken) Pankratz; son Randy (Laurie) Stolen; son Greg Stolen; granddaughters Joni (Tristen) Benner; Karissa Stolen and Sophia Stolen, whom she adored and many nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial and spreading of her ashes is being planned for the summer of 2022.


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