Rosanna Gutterud Johnsrud Lodge #53
Founded: October 11, 2014, Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota
When: Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
Where: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 401 40th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN
Contact Us: Click on this link to email us!
We at the Rosanna Gutterud Johnsrud lodge are looking for members from the original lodge in this area that was disbanded. Please contact us at the email address above if you know or are one of those sisters!
Our lodge enjoys celebrating our Norwegian heritage and sharing Nordic cultural traditions at each meeting. Some of our program topics have included:
- History of Syttende Mai
- Norwegian Ancestor Research Tips
- Norwegian Sweater Stories
- Jul Fest
- Viking Knit Wire Jewelry
- Norway Travel Show and Tell
- Sankta Lucia
Rosanna Gutterud was born on a farm near Fairdale, North Dakota, on March 19, 1912. She was the youngest of Thorvald and Minnie A. Gutterud. Thorvald was born in Norway, and Minnie was a first generation Norwegian-American. Rosanna married Emore Johnsrud (a native of Fertile, Minnesota) on November 26, 1937. The couple had two children. Sonja was born in April 1939, followed by her Robert in November 1940.
Rosanna was a playwright, poet and musician. At the age of 17 she published her first poem. Her first play (1937), "Dronning Aase fra slottet", was written and performed in Norwegian at a Syttende Mai celebration in Dahlen, North Dakota. Her famous poem, "Two Flags" was published in the Daughters of Norway News Magazine. The members of the Rosanna Gutterud Johnsrud, Logde #53 are proud to select her for their namesake.