Frieda Hultin

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Frieda Hultin, 97, Fargo, formerly of Mercer, Turtle Lake and Minot, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in a Fargo Nursing Care Center.

Frieda was born June 17, 1924 to William and Magdalena (Wanner) Bauer on the family farm southwest of Mercer, North Dakota. She was raised and educated in the Mercer area and attended Mercer Consolidated School from which she graduated in 1942. Following graduation, she left the farm to work as a waitress at the Turtle Lake Hotel and Restaurant. Frieda then went to work as a clerk at the Haas Mercantile and Grocery Store. In 1949, she furthered her education when she enrolled in and graduated from the Lutheran Brethren Bible College in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She then enrolled in the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis.

Frieda’s career as a nurse brought her to many communities. She cared for patients while employed at hospitals in Bismarck and Rugby, North Dakota, Miles City, Montana and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Following her caring work in the hospital setting, Frieda became the School Nurse and Dean of Women at Hillcrest Academy in Fergus Falls. She then was employed at the Turtle Lake Hospital prior to meeting and marrying Irvin L. Hultin on August 3, 1964 at the Turtle Lake United Methodist Church. They were blessed with one son, David. Irvin’s career as a minister called the family to serve in many communities throughout North Dakota, some of which included Turtle Lake, Sterling, Hazen, Tuttle, Rock Lake, Marion and Minot.

At Irvin’s retirement they moved to Minot, ND. Frieda worked as a night nurse at Trinity Nursing Home from 1986-2003. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, and held State and Local church women offices, led local church mission studies, adult and youth Sunday school classes, and also taught Vacation Bible School. She was also a certified Lay Speaker, filling empty pulpits when needed. Irvin died July 15, 2010.

Frieda enjoyed people, traveling, reading, canning, playing board games at home, and building jigsaw puzzles. She was a “caring nurse”, her love and caring attitude for others was shown in her dedication to her residents and the care she gave. She gave her all and her best to the work she loved.

She often expressed her greatest reward was knowing that the residents/patients under her care were made and kept comfortable, loved, and were cared for.

Frieda’s loving family includes her son, David (Judy) Hultin, Fargo; and three grandchildren: Emily, Tessa and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 45 years, Irvin; along with her siblings, Lydia Bauer, Fredrich Bauer, Jacob Bauer, Emma Fischer, Elizabeth Laib, John Bauer, and Martha Hoppe. 

Funeral Service:  Monday, June 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Turtle Lake United Methodist Church.

Interment:  Turtle Lake Cemetery, Turtle Lake, ND

Visitation: Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot


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