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Zelma Swain Pflugradt
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1926
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2003
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Zelma Pflugradt, 77, Minot, ND, died September 19, 2003 in her home with her family with her.

She was born March 17, 1926, to Joseph Sr. and Margaret (Allery) Swain, in Belcourt, ND. She was quite proud of her ancestry being Mitchief and French Canadian. She often said, "Papa, he was French Canadian and Mama she was Mitchief like us." She is preceded in death by daughter, Nora Payer, son-in-law, Ernest Payer Sr., three sons, grandchildren Frankie Swain and Lorna Payer and her husband Walter A. Pflugradt.

Zelma grew up in the Belcourt area, married Walter A. Pflugradt in April of 1950. They raised their three daughters in Garrison, ND, Fort Pierre, SD and then moved to Rolla, ND in the late 1960's to retire. Zelma worked at Wayne's Pool Hall in Rolla. After Walter passed away in 1974, she moved to Belcourt, then Granville and later to Minot. This is where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.

She was recently diagnosed with cancer and was being cared for by family until her death. With the love of her family near her in various ways and means she was cared for with love, devotion and respect by those close to her. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, visiting, bingo and shopping. God Bless you mom, grandma and Great Grandma Zelma from all your family and friends. We wish you a peaceful journey to meet those on the other side and will look forward to seeing you when God calls us home to meet you again. We will miss your shopping trips to buy felt. We will miss the chicken dinners. We will miss your little red scarf. We will miss your smile and laugh. Great Grandma we will miss you dearly, but we will never forget you.

Survivors: daughters, Dorothy (Robert) Balucki and Cynthia Pflugradt; siblings, Joseph Swain Jr. and Mary Hanson; 10 grandchildren, Tresa (Charles) Usselman, Brenda (Cornell) Jackson, Sheila Payer, Terry (Delima) Payer, Jon (Joanne Barry) Payer, Ernest (Victoria) Payer Jr., Sherry (Larry) Bailey, Jeffrey (Roxanne) Swain, Carrie (Scot) Smith and Nathan (Samantha) Pflugradt; 27 great grandchildren and two great-great grandson's and many nephews, nieces and friends. 
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  Walter A. Pflugradt (____ - 1974)*
  Nora Mary Laducer Payer (1943 - 2000)*
  Dorothy Elizabeth Swain Balucki (1945 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Rolla Cemetery
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA
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Originally Created by: Union48
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
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Zelma <i>Swain</i> Pflugradt
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