Margaret J. Bolster

Aug 20, 1923 – Jul 8, 2014

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Margaret Bolster was born on August 20, 1923 at Voss, ND, the daughter of William S. and Bessie (Bruce) Callahan. Margaret graduated from Forest River High School in North Dakota in 1941 and then attended the Mayville State Teachers College, also in North Dakota from 1941 until 1942. In September of 1942, she moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing Aircraft during WWII. While at Boeing, she met her future husband, Alford Bolster. Margaret and Al were married on Jun 22, 1944 in Seattle. They returned to North Dakota and lived in Grand Forks until returning to Seattle in 1954. Margaret began employment in the accounting department at Darigold where she worked until her retirement in Augus 1986. Margaret is survived by her brothers, Murphy (Harriet) of Grafton, ND, Marvin (Arvis) of Mayville, ND, and Melford (Sue) of Grafton, ND; a sister in law, Jean of Fargo, ND. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and special friend, Denise Schara of Anoka, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, her parents, her sister, Marie Cowley and a brother, Morris Callahan.  


Jean Callahan
Fargo, ND
Jul 14, 2014

IIt is so hard to keep losing loved ones.We are left with lots of very special memories to help us along this difficult path. We do miss and love you. Jean

Mike and Sue Callahan
Grafton, ND
Jul 14, 2014

The matriarch of the Callahan family is home with her loving husband, Al, and her mom and dad, her siblings, Morris and Marie, and all the Bolsters who have gone before her.

We will miss all your calls and letters,and your visits here and our visit there. We truly understand and feel the deep family bonds that were so important to you--that was your legacy to us. We love you dearly and wish we could be there today for your final goodbye. Love you---Mike and Sue

Lesley Jo Mutzhaus
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 13, 2014

Aunt Margaret,

While you will be deeply missed by all of us who loved you so much., we know you are happy to be finally joined again with

Uncle Al, Uncle Morris, Mom & Dad, Grandma and Grandpa and all your other loved ones who went before you and are now in Heaven with you. I will miss our family times together and our conversations. Your wisdom, strength, and advice

helped and encouraged me so much.



Mary and Mike Sands
Kent, WA
Jul 13, 2014

I admired Margaret's independent spirit, funny Emails and pretty smile. She was well loved in our neighborhood, and respected for the years of hard work she put in to our community. We know what a struggle it was for you the last few years, and are happy you are with your loved ones and the Lord.

Nicki Burns-Nelson
Grand Forks, ND
Jul 10, 2014

I will miss you as well Dear Great Aunt Margaret. I will always remember your trips to North Dakota, and how nice it was to spend time with you. You were so kind and warm, and that is how I always remember you. My children never got to meet you, but they always saw how you commented on facebook of how proud of me you were, and they thought you were a special lady. I was so happy we got to be in touch through facebook the last few years. I will always remember the support you have given me, and also all the cards, letters, and flowers you sent to my mother every holiday and birthday. Although it is sad to say good-bye, I have comfort you are with our Father in Heaven, and with Al and your loved ones, and that I too will be with you again one day....Love you, Nick Nelson and Girls (Sarah, Emily, and Callie)

Kande (Callahan) Koehmstedt
Grafton, ND
Jul 10, 2014

My dear Aunt Margaret, I will miss you so much but know you are now in a wonderful place with Al, Marie, Morris, Grandma and Grandpa and many good friends!!! I have so many fond memories of you and it is these memories that will keep you close in my heart forever. Family meant everything to you ..... you so enjoyed the family picnics and get-together each time you came back to ND. And your heritage was never forgotten as each trip back to ND to see family also meant a trip to Forest River to see your many old friends. And this I know for dad loved you .... he said your name many times and called me Margaret much of the time as his Alzheimer's progressed. What a wonderful sister you must have been to him. God bless you, Aunt Margaret. I love you.

Nancy Callahan
Grafton, ND
Jul 10, 2014

I will miss you Dear Margaret. Distance kept us apart but the many memories i have of you and Al are wonderful and I will carry those with me for my life. Fairwell and it comforts me to know you will be in Al's arms again! Love you, Nancy and Family

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