Ferne Grace Kirkegaard, 94, Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
She was born Dec. 1, 1907, in Canton, S.D., to Francis P. and Grace (Rogers) Norton. She graduated from high school in Harrisburg, S.D., in 1925. She attended business college in Omaha. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Sioux Falls Serum Co. He married Maurice Kirkegaard on Sept. 22, 1951, in Canton, S.D. They moved to Brainerd in 1960. They bought Bar Harbor Resort. They sold Bar Harbor Resort and bought Sun and Sands Resort where they lived until their retirement. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Brainerd.
Survivors include her husband, Maurice.
Two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Good Samaritan Village Chapel with Pastor Deborah Celley and Pastor Lilja Behr officiating.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
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