Jennie B. Flakoll, 91, Forbes, ND died Sunday, February 26 at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale, ND. She was born April 27, 1920 to John and Bertha (Kaalaas) Melland near Bradley, SD. She attended high school in Frederick, SD and furthered her education at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at Straume School near Hannaford, ND and Flakoll School near Forbes, ND. On September 5, 1943, Jennie married Sigurd Flakoll at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD. She resided on the family farm until her death. Sigurd died August 27, 1998. Her hobbies included cooking, baking (especially Norwegian), sewing, quilting, needle work, and gardening. She was a member of Aurdal Lutheran Church, Forbes and Christ the King Lutheran Church, Ellendale where she was an active participant in WELCA and quilting group. She was also a charter member of Forbes Homemakers Club. Jennie had a great love for her family and her Lord. She looked for the best in people and always had a kind word for everyone. Her radiant and beautiful smile will be missed by all who were privileged to know her. She is survived by her son: Herb (Cindy) Flakoll, Forbes, ND; daughter: Marilyn Diane (Plenny) Nelson, Forbes, ND; one sister: Sylvia (Ray) Ofstedal, Brookings, SD; one brother: Dean (Anna) Melland, Forbes, ND; five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter: Margaret Ann and sisters: Marie, Minnie, Borghild, Olga, Alma, Esther and Clara. The funeral service is 11am Saturday, March 3 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Ellendale, with Pastor Galen Sylvester officiating. Visitation is 2-6:30pm with a prayer service at 5:30pm Friday, March 2 at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale. Burial is at Aurdal Lutheran Cemetery, rural Forbes, ND. Casket Bearers: Deric Knutson, Nathan Knutson, Dave Melland, Tim Flakoll, Shawn Sigafoos and Tom Berheim; Soloist: Shawn Sigafoos; Organist: Katie Miller. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Christ the King Lutheran Church, Aurdal Cemetery Association or Dickey County Parish Nurse Program.