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Fjelstad

Giovanna Ruth Fjelstad 1932–2019 Northfield—Fjelstad, Giovanna passed away June 20, 2019, following a stroke. Born in Berlin, she learned resilience early as her family faced Stalin's purges while living in the Ukraine. After many moves, she studied at Sarah Lawrence, earning a Master's in math at Harvard. She taught math in many settings including St. Catherine's and St. Olaf College. After living in Norway, Germany and Switzerland she settled in Northfield, Minnesota, where she pursued interests in weaving, spinning, gardening, learning languages, and reading. She is survived by her brother Jan; children Per (Lu), Annika (Heather Ferguson), Kaj and Lars (Martha Richards); and grandchildren Ian, Soljan, Josiah and Gabe. Services have been held.

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