Vivian (Olson) Sigstad

Vivian (Olson) Sigstad, age 92, resident of Mora, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora.

Vivian was born on March 16, 1920 in Rock Creek, Minnesota, the youngest of four children of Gust and Agnes (Nelson) Olson. She attended Rush City High School, graduating in 1938. She worked as a dental assistant in Rush City and Chicago, as well as for Drs. Luiten and Gadola in Mora until she retired. She met the love of her life, John Sigstad, in Chicago, Ill., and they were married on August 30, 1946 in Chicago.

Vivian and John moved to Mora in 1949 and raised their family on a farm south of town. Vivian was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the East Central American Dental Assistants Association, and Calvary Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family, baking and playing cards with John and their friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John; her parents Gust and Agnes; her brother Roy; and sisters, Cele and Ethel.

Survivors include her children: Jack (Jani) Sigstad and Mary (Rich) Reynolds of Mora; grandchildren: Steven (Nancy) Sigstad of Mora, Andrea (Chad) Dingmann of Cold Spring, Trisha (Daryl) Gravning of Mora, Rachel (Lance) Shambaugh of Fargo, N.D., Nick (Stephanie) Reynolds of Minnetrista and Katie (Mark) Paulson of Golden Valley; great-grandchildren: Jerrica, Troy, Kirk, Natalie, Lindsay, Selma, John, Zander, James, Drew, Carter, Luke, Avery and Elizabeth. Many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be the memory of Vivian Sigstad.

Funeral Services were held Monday, July 2, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Music was provided by Randy Reynolds and Alexia Santele Fox.

Pallbearers were Steven Sigstad, Rachel Shambaugh, Andrea Dingmann, Nick Reynolds, Trisha Gravning, and Katie Paulson. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Akkerman – Ingebrand Funeral and Cremation Services made the arrangements. Condolences may be posted to

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