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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Obituary: Orpha Mathile Borslien

  • Services will be Friday, October 4 at 11 a.m. at the Erickson-Vik Funeral Home in Fertile.
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  •     Orpha Mathile Borslien, 84, of Fertile, MN, died on Tuesday, October 01, 2013, at the Riverview Health Care Center, Crookston, MN.  She was born on November 3, 1928, in Godfrey Township, rural Fertile, to Bernhard and Clara (Dale) Borslien.  She was baptized and confirmed at First Evanger Lutheran Church, Fertile.  Orpha attended Pleasant View Rural School #86, near her home.  Orpha and her brother, Erwin, worked the family farm, raising dairy cattle and farmed small grains.  Orpha worked seasonally for Lee’s Nursery for many years.  She was a life time member of First Evanger Lutheran Church, Fertile.  In November of 2011, she became a resident of Riverview Health Care Center, Crookston. 
        Orpha lived with her parents and brother, Erwin, on the family farm.  This allowed Orpha to develop a close relationship with her mother.  She was a hard worker and got by with essentials in life.
         Orpha is survived by two sisters-in-law: Elva Borslien, Fertile, and Emma Borslien, Crookston, MN; and six nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her brothers:  Nelfred, Gilmore, and Erwin; and one sister, Adella Christianson.
         Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4 , 2013, at 11 am in the Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile, MN.
         Visitation will be one hour before the services at the Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile, MN.
         Burial will be in the First Evanger Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, MN.
    Erikson-Vik Funeral Home
    Fertile, MN
    www.eriksonvikfh.com

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