Leona Crider

Leona J. Bjerga Crider, 96, of Motley passed away March 22, 2019 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.

Funeral services  will be held, Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Motley, with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. 

Interment will be at the Motley Cemetery.

Leona was the youngest of 10 children born to Rudolph A. and Esther (Fergusson) Quade in May Township. In 1941, she married Mikkel Bjerga in Motley. Leona worked as a nurse’s aide at the United District Hospital in Staples for 20 years. She enjoyed viewing wildlife, sewing, crocheting, fishing and visiting with friends and family.

She is survived by three sons, Rudy (Joan) of Staples, Mike (Judy) of Motley and Dale (Lorna) of Havre, MT; seven grandchildren, Laurie (Mike) Craft, Gloria (Barry) Jansson, Rudy (Mary) Bjerga, Joey (Lorrie) Bjerga, Daniel (Lisa) Bjerga, Philip (Heidi) Bjerga, Missy (Tim) Tureson; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Mikkel Bjerga and second husband, Kenneth Crider; and nine siblings. 

Arrangements were by Taylor Funeral Home, Staples.

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