Borghild Ocelia Nilson was born in rural Gatzke on May 16, 1920 to Erik and Bertha (Haugen) Aune. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Landstad Lutheran Church in rural Gatzke. Borghild attended elementary school there through the 8th grade and then attended Middle River High School and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She then attended Concordia College in Moorhead for four years where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. After college she taught high school in Fertile, MN for three years and another year at Osakis, MN High School. After teaching for four years Borghild went into Mn. Extension work as a Home Agent for Kittson County.
She was united in marriage to Philmore Nilson on September 24, 1950 at Landstad Lutheran Church of rural Gatzke. She and Philmore made their home in the Gatzke community for a number of years before moving to Thief River Falls where she stayed at home and raised their 3 children Byron, Darrel, and Sylvia. Philmore passed away in 2003 and Borghild continued to make her home in Thief River Falls until moving into Elderbush Manor in Greenbush in 2013. She later moved to LifeCare Roseau Manor in Roseau in 2014 where she passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 94 years, 9 months, and 2 days.
She was a member of Abundant Life Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, a member of the Ladies aid at Abundant life, a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, past member of United Lutheran Church of Gatzke.
She is survived by her son Byron Nilson of Thief River Falls, daughter Sylvia (Corey) Rude of Greenbush, 3 Grandsons: Erik Nilson of Duluth, MN, Aaron Nilson of Alexandria, MN, & Alex Rude of Greenbush, 1 granddaughter: Dia (Andrew) Rominski of West Fargo, ND, 1 great grandson Kaiden, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Borghild was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Philmore of 53 years, 1 son Darrel Nilson,3 brothers and 3 sisters.
[Interred Landstad cemetery]
|Transcribed by:||Cheryl Srnsky|