Selma Morseth

June 15, 2018

obit Selma MorsethApril 30, 1922 – June 3, 2018

Selma Marian Morseth, age 96 of Hendricks, passed away Sunday, June 3 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks. Buri­al was at the Hendricks City Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Houseman Funeral Home in Hen­dricks.
Selma Marian Morseth was born April 30, 1922 in Marble Township, Lincoln County, the ninth of 10 children born to Andrew and Marie (Helland) Nef­stead. She was baptized and confirmed at Marble Lutheran Church. Her mother died when she was six years old, and by the time she was 11 years old she was in charge of the household. She attended District 72 country school for eight years then trans­ferred to Ivanhoe High School, where she gradu­ated in 1940.
On July 6, 1942 Selma married Harvey Morseth at Lutheran Free Church in Hendricks. They lived in Minneapolis until Harvey joined the U.S. Navy and served overseas. Selma moved back to Hendricks during this period and made her home there.
Selma was a homemaker known for her excellent cooking, sewing, and quilt­ing skills. She satisfied her dreams of being a poet or singer through her love of music and of the spoken word. She loved to read and could recite a number of favorite poems that she had committed to memory. She enjoyed drawing, tend­ing to her plants, playing Scrabble and crossword puzzles. She had a sharp wit and a playful sense of humor. Time spent with family and friends was precious to her, as were their many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Selma was devoted to her Christian faith and faithfully served in several roles at FaithLutheranChurch. She worked as a nursing assistant and trained medication aide at the Hendricks Nurs­ing Home for a number of years, where she ultimate­ly became a resident. Sel­ma was a member of the Help Each Other Extension Club, New Grove Little Club, and Literacy Club.
Selma will be greatly missed by her sons Brian Morseth of Minneapolis, Joel (Shelley) Morseth of St. Cloud, and Aaron (Angie) Morseth of Hendricks; her daughters Marie (Rollie) Trooien of Astoria, South Dakota, Brenda (Stephen) Olson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sheila (Don) En­gelstad of Hendricks, and Gayle (Greg) Woodall of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; along with 24 grandchil­dren, 35 great-grandchil­dren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is now blissfully re­united with her beloved husband Harvey, as well as with her parents Andrew and Marie, five brothers and four sisters, and in­fant great-granddaughter Emma.
Blessed be her memory.

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