Ferol LaVonne Rairdon

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Ferol Rairdon,88, Minot, formerly of Fremont, CA, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at the Brookdale Brentmoor Assisted Living in Minot.

Ferol LaVonne Rairdon was born on July 14, 1929, the daughter of Arthur and Amalia (Nordstrom) Nelson, in Kenmare, ND. She was raised in Kenmare and attended a one-room school house in the area. She later finished her education in Fremont, CA.

Ferol married Donald Arch Rairdon June 8, 1954, in Kenmare, ND. While living in Kenmare, she worked for Carl Peterson at John Deere. Later, they moved to California, where together they raised their three daughters, Retha, Faye and Karen. Ferol worked for the US Postal Service and at the local voting booths in Fremont.

Donald passed away May, 9, 2015. Following her husband's death, Ferol moved to Minot, ND, and resided at The Wellington and later at Brookdale Brentmoor Assited Living.

She attended First Baptist Church, Berean Baptist Church, Bridges Community Church and Calvary Chapel.

She enjoyed bowling, photography, working word find books, playing games on the computer, printing designs on pillow cases and dish towels, and visiting with her family and friends.

Her loving family includes: children, Retha (Chuck) Huck, Riverbank, CA, Faye (Jim) Carlson, Kenmare, ND, Karen (Jim) Politano, Chandler, AZ; four granddaughters, Jessica Carlson, Melissa Carlson, Rebecca Carlson, and Jennifer Huck; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ferol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; brothers, Walter and Dale Nelson; and sisters, Elsie Harris, Mildred Nelson, Irma Olson and Florence Bjorgan.

Visitation: Monday, February 12 from 2-5 p.m at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare.
Funeral :Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Kenmare.
Graveside Service on Wednesday, February 21 at 2pm at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.
Internment: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.

Memorial Service on Saturday, Mar. 17 at 2pm at Calvary Chapel, Fremont, CA.