Ferne Grace Kirkegaard, 94, Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
She was born Dec. 1, 1907, in Canton, S.D., to Francis P. and Grace (Rogers) Norton. She attended high school in Harrisburg, S.D., graduating in 1925. She played girls' basketball on one of the first girls' teams in South Dakota. She attended business college in Omaha, Neb. She took a job as a bookkeeper at the Sioux Falls Serum Co. She married Maurice Kirkegaard on Sept. 22, 1951, at Canton, S.D. She continued to work at Sioux Falls Serum Co. until 1960 when they moved to Brainerd and bought Bar Harbor Resort. They later sold Bar Harbor and purchased Sun and Sands Resort where they lived until retirement.
Survivors include her husband.
Two brothers and one sister died earlier.
Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
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