Former North Dakota lieutenant governor Rosemarie Myrdal dies at 94

BISMARCK - Former North Dakota lieutenant governor Rosemarie Myrdal has died. She was 94.

Rosemarie Myrdal was lieutenant governor to former Governor Ed Schafer from 1993 to 2000, she also represented District 11 in the North Dakota House from 1985 to 1992.

“As the second woman to serve as lieutenant governor of North Dakota, Rosemarie Myrdal was a tireless advocate for the citizens of our state and a champion for children, education and agriculture, having raised five children with her husband, John, on a farm near Edinburg,” Governor Doug Burgum said. “In addition to her dedicated service at the state level, she served on her local school board and numerous organizations that supported heritage preservation, conservation, health care, education and tourism. We are deeply grateful for her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to service and community at both the state and local levels. Kathryn and I extend our condolences and prayers to her family, friends and former colleagues in the legislature, state government and beyond.”

Funeral and burial services are planned for Monday at Pioneer Church in Gardar.