Margaret SkjervemMargaret Skjervem, age 87, resident of Lakota, ND, formerly of Whitman, ND, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.
Margaret Genieve Anderson was born April 5, 1926 in Michigan, ND, the daughter of Christian and Anna (Gustafson) Anderson. She was raised on her parents’ farm. Margaret attended a rural elementary school and graduated from Michigan High School in 1944. After high school she spent five years helping care for her grandmother at Aunt Mintie’s home in Michigan. She worked as a nanny in the cities and as a nurse’s aide in Sharon, ND and at the hospital in Michigan, ND. She married Leland Skjervem on April 18, 1958 and lived on the farm until the fall of 2004 when she moved to Lakota. She has resided at the Good Samaritan home since December of 2004. Leland passed away October 25, 2006.