Agnes Ista, 90, of Walcott, ND, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by her memorial service at 11:00 am at Zion United Methodist Church, rural Colfax. Burial will be held at Zion United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roger Maris Cancer Center 61 for 61 Promotion. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Agnes Helen Meyer was born on August 25, 1929 to Matt and Hattie (Krause) Meyer in Fairmount Township, ND. She grew up in Fairmount where she attended Country school.
On October 7, 1956, Agnes was united in marriage to George Jacob Ista Jr. in Kindred, ND. The couple lived in the Walcott area where they farmed in the Colfax Township and raised their two children.
In 1987, Agnes and George began wintering in Hawaii where she enjoyed taking walks with her many friends and knitting hats for cancer patients and babies. She loved working on the farm and stayed involved up until this last year. She enjoyed spending time with her children, gardening, reading, knitting, crocheting, canning fruits and vegetables, and doing puzzles. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
Agnes is survived by her son and daughter, Blake Ista and Tamara (Paul) Tehle, both of Walcott, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents, Matt and Hattie; her sisters, Mary Paczkowski, Anna Marie Borchert, Geneva Baker, Rita Roberts, and infant, Phyllis Meyer; and her brothers, Cyril, Jim, Gary, Tony, Danny, Raymond, Darryl, and infant, Albert.
Zion United Methodist Church is located at 6475 165th Ave SE, Colfax, ND, 58018, or four miles west of Colfax.
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