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Darlene E. (Fisk) Alvestad

June 12, 1927 — January 25, 2022


In the quiet early morning hours of January 25, 2022, heaven received a precious mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Darlene Evelyn (Fisk) Alvestad was born on June 12, 1927 to James and Olive Fisk in Grafton, ND. She was the oldest of six children. They lived on the family farm outside of Doyon, ND where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a degree in merchandising.  Soon after Darlene married the love of her life, Anton “Tony” Alvestad. After they married, they moved to Shelby where they raised their five children, Connie (Ron) Iverson, Vicki (Denny) Knickerbocker, Lori, Kathy, and David (Barbie) Alvestad.

Darlene was a homemaker but after Tony’s death at age 48, she had to seek employment and learn how to drive a car. Darlene bravely did so and paid off the mortgage of the family home where she continued to live until her 94th birthday.  She valiantly fought cancer for 24 years until her death.

She was preceded in death by husband, Tony; parents; daughter, Lori; sister, Gloria Drake; and brothers, James “Jimmy” and Merle Fisk.

Along with three daughters and son, survivors include sister, Janet Leith; brother, Dale Fisk of ND; grandchildren, Joren (Nancy) Underdahl, Kirsten (Kyle) Kearns, Aaron Iverson, Dennis (Elisha)Knickerbocker, Guy (Danielle) Knickerbocker, Kory Huso, Keely (Ryan) Markuson, Tony (Kalee) Alvestad, and Lindsay Alvestad; great grandchildren, Hunter, Abbey, and Jacob Underdahl, Lauren, Layne, and Kade Kearns, Reese and Rylee Markuson, Kayleigh, Thea, Evelyn, James, and Thomas Knickerbocker, all who lovingly called Darlene “Nammie”.

A private burial will be in Spring 2022.

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