Denise Ellen FuglemDenise Ellen Fuglem, 46, of Larimore, North Dakota, entered eternal rest on May 1, 2013 from her courageous battle of cancer, with her family by her side in Northwood Deaconess Heath Center. She was born on July 11, 1966, to Elroy and Dorothy Johnson in Rugby, North Dakota. Denise was baptized in Bethany Lutheran church in Rugby North Dakota, and confirmed at the Michigan Lutheran Church. She graduated with the class of 1984 from Michigan High School. She attended Northland Community & Technical College in East Grand Forks and UMC of Crookston, MN. She was employed at the Altru Rehab in Grand Forks, and the Community Credit Union branches of Larimore, Northwood, and Grand Forks. Denise married Darrel Fuglem on November 9, 1985 in Michigan, North Dakota and together they raised six children.
Denise had a positive and spontaneous attitude. She loved digging in the garden, the color purple, canning salsa and spaghetti sauce, country music, dancing, and going to the demolition derbys. Denise was the queen of thrift store shopping where she loved to get the best bargains. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter,sister, aunt, and loyal friend. Denise was always so full of life, no matter what the circumstances were. Throughout her treatments she still made sure her kids and friends were well taken care of, as she always put others first. Denise touched many lives and is truly an inspiration to her family and friends. Denise will be deeply missed and in our hearts forever.