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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Marietta LaRaye Pflepsen
December 31, 1957 - February 12, 2021

Place of Birth: Minot, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 63

Marietta was born on December 31st, 1957 in Minot, North Dakota. She spent her childhood in Minot where she completed her education before moving to Williston in 1980. Marietta met James (Jim) Pflepsen in 1976 and they married on June 7, 1981.

Much of her working career was spent at the Williston Dairy Queen. She managed the business for many years. She operated the entire business for 3 years, eventually becoming the business manager/ bookkeeper until her death. Marietta owned and operated Main Street Diner in Williston for 4 years in the 1990’s.

Alongside Jim, Marietta enjoyed camping and fishing at the lake. When she was not out camping, Marietta could be found tending her flower and vegetable garden. She would attract all sorts of animals to her backyard by feeding birds and even hand feeding nuts to squirrels.

She loved to indulge Jim’s sweet tooth by baking his favorite desserts and enjoyed cooking and canning vegetables from their garden.

She adored her great nieces and nephews, always sending cards, gifts and love to them. She always looked forward to their summer visits.

Marietta and Jim poured their love into the many dogs they had over the years. Dogs always held a special place in her heart.

Whether it was family, co-workers, or friends, Marietta had a way of making them laugh. Her laugh was truly contagious. Her soft heart and caring nature is what made her special to so many people. She will be deeply missed.

Marietta is survived by her husband, Jim of Williston, ND and their dog, Mya; mother, Dorothy Nygard of Minot, ND; brother, Cory Nygard of Minot, ND; special niece, Crysta Kvam (Tom); seven great nieces and nephews of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and many cousins, in-laws, and friends.

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Linda Meyer (Moore, Oklahoma )
Feb 16, 2021
Wish I had the right words to Express how I feel. Mariette and I grew up quite close, 1st she was my cousin, my playmate and my friend. We shared many happy times as we were growing up. Sharing and dreaming of the life that was ahead for us. As life unfolds as it should our paths seperated but our times together will always live in my heart.Maybe one day we can go exploring the farm and share a jar of grandmas homemade pickles. She will be missed. My condolences to her mother Dorothy, her brother, Cory and her husband Jim.
Kayleen Fredrickson (Kalispell , Mt)
Feb 16, 2021
I am so sorry to see this! She was the sweetest lady! She will be missed by many! Condolences to you Jim & Cory!!
Joan Moe (Minot, ND)
Feb 16, 2021
Rest in peace beautiful cousin.
Crystal Hanson (Williston, ND)
Feb 17, 2021
Sorry to hear of Marietta's passing. I'm blessed to have known & worked along side her on our life's journeys. May God heal your broken hearts through the precious memories you shared and that life give you a reason to smile again beyond the tears.
Gloria Glasgow (Minot, ND)
Feb 17, 2021
This is such sad news. Marietta and I were friends as kids, then young adults in Minot. I am so sorry for your loss Jim, Cory & Dorothy. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane Lynch (Florida)
Feb 18, 2021
My heart felt condolences for your loss, know that all good dwells in God’s house forever.
Vernon and Clara Engberg (Williston , ND)
Feb 19, 2021
Our sympathies to Jim and family! She was such a kind a caring person! Always had a smile !
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