H. Penny Strand

September 9, 1923 - March 30, 2019

Obituary for H. Penny Strand

Strand, H. Penny, age 95, formerly of Bemidji, passed away March 30, 2019.

Penny was born on September 9, 1923 in Murdock, MN on the Penning family farm. As a child Penny attended a one room school house near her home in Murdock, MN. Later in life she attend Macalester College, St. Cloud State College, and Bemidji State College earning her Elementary Teaching Degree. As an elementary teacher she taught school in Becker, Glenwood, Blackduck, and Laporte, MN. Later in life she became the elementary school principal in Laporte, MN.

She met Bernard Strand in 1946 and they were in Murdock on June 14, 1947. After their marriage they moved to Bemidji and in 1956 they built a home on Calihan Avenue where they lived for the next 60 years. Penny was a Lioness and was very active in First Lutheran Church as a Sunday school teacher and with the Ladies’ Aid, church council, and education board. After retirement, Bernard and Penny traveled the world together.

She is preceded in death by husband, Bernard; her parents; and siblings.

Penny is survived by children, Bonita Strand (David Johnston) and Jeffrey (Lynn) Strand; grandchildren, Joshua Strand and Jenna (Jake) Patton; and many nieces and nephews.

Service 11:30 AM Friday, April 5, 2019, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will be held in Bemidji at a later date.


Friday, April 5th
11:30 AM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd St. NE
Osseo, MN

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