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Published February 12 2012

Clara Mae Fertig

Clara Mae Fertig, Fargo, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. March 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo, followed by Mass at 5 p.m. at the church.

She was born March 3, 2012, in Esmond, N.D., to Rochus and Theresia (Bartsch) Sander. She married Norman W. Fertig in 1936 in New Rockford, N.D., and they moved to Fargo in 1942.

She has four children, the late Clara Marie (Wayne) Brynteson and Norman (Andi) Fertig, Fargo; Sally (Ken) Owen, Rosemount, Minn.; and Theresa Troska, Albert Lea, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.