Harriet Irene (Danielson) Malmskog, of Park Rapids and Nevis, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Home in Park Rapids.
Harriet was born May 31, 1919 near Twin Valley. She was the daughter of Oscar and Bertha Danielson. She lived in Twin Valley with her family until she graduated from high school in 1937.
She then moved to Grand Forks, N.D. to attend business college. After college, she was employed by Dunn & Bradstreet in St. Paul.
During World War II, she served in the Navy WAVES from June 1943 until October 1945. While she was a WAVE, she served in the Navy Medical Corps. in Long Beach, Calif.
In 1945, Harriet was united in marriage with the love of her life Ernest Malmskog. After the war, the couple moved to Fargo, N.D. to work, start a family, and become involved in many activities.
They lived in Fargo for 45 years. During that time, they had five children. Harriet still found time to be active in the Bethany Homes Auxiliary, where she held several offices. She was in a homemakers group which stayed together for 40 years.
After retirement, she and Ernie moved to their lake property near Nevis. They enjoyed traveling during many of the winters and being at the lake in the summers. Harriet was again active in their church, joined a women's circle and a quilting group.
Harriet is survived by Ernest, her husband of 68 years. She is also survived by her five children, Cynthia Klein, Ruth Meyer, Linda (Kent) Schulte, Barbara (Spencer) Green and Glen Malmskog; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis, with Pastor Darrell Morton officiating. Organist will be Barb Hanson, Carol Rice will be soloist singing "Amazing Grace." Congregational hymns will be "This Is My Father's World" and "Blessed Assurance."
Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Active casketbearers: her seven grandchildren, Steve Meyer, Sara Klein, Dan Schulte, TJ Robinson, George "Tug" Robinson, Nick Robinson, Josh Malmskog.
Military honors will be provided by the Star of the North Marine Corp League Honors Team, with Raymond Vaadeland playing Taps.
Interment: in the spring at Walworth Cemetery in Ulen.
Her family suggests memorials may be sent to the Hubbard County Food Shelf in Park Rapids or Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis, Minnesota.
Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis is assisting with funeral arrangements.
Friends may leave on line condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com.