Anna Marie (Nelson) Hofstad passed away on April 13, 2020. Born on Aug. 29, 1922, to Arne and Carrie (Maher) Nelson at Maza, ND.

Anna Marie (Nelson) Hofstad passed away on April 13, 2020. Born on Aug. 29, 1922, to Arne and Carrie (Maher) Nelson at Maza, ND. She was raised on a farm by Maza and graduated from a Consolidated School. In 1940, the family moved to Starkweather, ND, where she met her life long soul mate, Earl Hofstad. They were married in Jan. of 1943. After Earl was discharged from the service, they began farming around the Starkweather and Cando area. During that time they raised two sons, Roger and Gary. Anna Marie enjoyed traveling, with Earl and various friends, to Alaska, the East Coast, the West Coast, and visiting relatives in the Southwest. She enjoyed her years of bowling, Church, bunco, card parties and cooking and baking her special feasts for family and friends. In Dec. of 2007, she decided to be closer to her boys and moved to Bloomington, MN. Jan. of 2018, she moved into assisted living where she passed away peacefully. Survived by sons Roger (Carol) and Gary (Joanne); the grandchildren, Jay, Todd, Tracy, Jason and Luke have great memories of farm life; her great-grandchildren, Steven, Bailey, Grace, Jack, Matt, Eric, Trevor, Brianna, Arav, and Asha will miss her, also. Preceded in death by; her husband, Earl; father, Arne; mother, Carrie; sister, Lovetta Hayes; and brother, Kenneth Nelson.