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Source: Jamestown Sun
19 April 1974

Mrs. Clarence W. Hoffman

Committal services for Mrs. Clarence W. Hoffman of Canby, Minn., former Jamestown resident were held Thursday in Highland Home Cemetery. Rev. Cameron Johnson of First United Methodist Church of Jamestown said the interment prayers. Eddy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born April 24, 1892, at Hatton, Mrs. Hoffman was the former Ada Gensrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry (as written) Gensrich. She grew up in Hatton and attended rural schools in that area. Her marriage to Clarence W. Hoffman took place June 7, 1917, at Jamestown and they lived there until 1943, when they moved to Devils Lake. In 1945 they moved to Wahpeton and in 1951 to Canby where the home has been since.
Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Canby, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Jamestown for 57 years.
She is survived by her husband; four children, Mrs. Bernice Piatt, Salem, OR, Mrs. J.T. Stirber (Elverne), Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Charles Tays (Geneva Marian), the Dalles, OR, and Clyde Hoffman, Ph.D., Paris, France; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Freeberg, Mountain View, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two brothers and three sisters.

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Source: Unknown

Alfred Gensrich Dies at Forks

Word was received here Wednesday morning of the sudden death of Alfred Gensrich of Grand Forks, former resident of the Holmes community. Mr. Gensrich had been in poor health for some time and passed away at his home.
Funeral services will be held in St. John Church in Hatton, next Monday afternoon, July 24. Mr. Gensrich was born in Union township, Grand Forks county September 4, 1888, and lived most of his life in that community. Three years ago he retired from farming and moved to Grand Forks to make his home. While in Union Township he served on the township board for 30 years, as treasure for 15 years and also as county committeeman from the Production Marketing Administration. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a member of Garfield Lodge, AF&AM of Hatton, of which he is a past worshipful master. He was a member of the Scottish Rite bodies and of the Kem Temple of the Shrine of Grand Forks.
He is survived by his wife, his stepmother, Mrs. Herman Roeder of Bremerton, Washington; three sons, Ernest of Hatton, Leslie and Duaine of Northwood; two daughters Mrs. Ethel Bye of Watertown, S.D. and Mrs. Frederic Ericson of Hatton; a brother, Otto Gensrich of Hatton; five sisters Mrs. John Love and Hannah Gensrich of Bremerton, Washington, Mrs. Harry Freeberg of Palo Alto, Calif., Mrs. Alfred Haugen of Minot, and Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Wahpeton, and seven grandchildren.
One son Sgt. Willys Gensrich was killed in WWII.

North Dakota Public Death Index: Alfred B. Gensrich born September 4, 1888, date of death July 18, 1950.

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Source: Northwood Gleaner

Cecile Olive Duncan

Cecile Olive Duncan died Saturday February 22, 2003 at the Tri County Nursing Home, Hatton. Cecile was born April 1, 1920 at rural Northwood, the daughter of the late Otto and Cora (Seter) Gensrich. She attended school in Union District No. 78 and Union District No. 54. She graduated from Hatton High School on June 2, 1938 and received her Standard Teachers certificate from Mayville State Teachers College. She taught intermediate grades in Clifford, Minot and Oakes, ND. She attended Scarritte College in Crossville, TN, and was a parish worker in Oakes, Glover, Cogswell and Forman, ND, churches.
She married Winfred Duncan on August 10, 1947, at Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds. Cecile and Winfred operated the West Side Grocery Store in Hatton for 13 years. Cecile also worked for the Hatton Attorney, Merton Harrington, before becoming the Hatton School secretary for 17 years. The couple spent the past 19 years wintering in Weslaco, TX.
She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, a member of the Women's WELCA the Tri-County Home Auxiliary, the Hatton Nites Homemakers Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Cecile was the family historian and kept a family diary for over 70 years. Cecile knit thousands of pairs of booties, painted hundred of dishtowels and pressed flowers for note cards.
Survived by her husband and children and one granddaughter.
Interment was held in the St. John Cemetery, rural Hatton.

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Source: Fargo Forum
1 July 1993
Delores Ericson

The funeral for Delores Ericson, 72, Hatton, ND, will be at 2 Friday in St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 today with a prayer service at 7, in Bilden Funeral Home, Hatton. She died Wednesday, June 30, 1993.
Delores Gensrich was born February 21, 1921, in Northwood. She attended school near Hatton and graduated from Hatton High School. She married Frederic Ericson October 9, 1939, in Moorhead. They farmed near Hatton. They moved into Hatton in 1990.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Gerald, Hatton; a daughter Mary Ann Ericson, Fargo; a sister, Ethel Bye, Grand Forks; and three grandchildren.

Social Security Death Index: Delores Ericson born February 21, 1921 and died June 30, 1993 at Hatton.

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Source: Fargo Forum
3 December 1986
Duaine Gensrich

The funeral for Duaine Gensrich 62, Northwood, ND, will be at 2 Friday in the St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton, ND. He died Tuesday.
Mr. Gensrich was born October 30, 1924, at Northwood. He grew up and attended school at Hatton. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Adeline Hjelmstad February 5, 1946, at St. Paul, MN. She died in 1963. He moved into Northwood in 1980 and started the Burger Wagon Concession in 1983 with his son.
He is survived by a son and a daughter, Wayne and Mrs. Robert (Debbie) Opdahl, both of Northwood; two sisters, Mrs. Frederic (Delores) Ericson, Hatton, and Ethyl Bye, Grand Forks; and four grandchildren.

ND Public Death Index: Born October 30, 1924 and died December 2, 1986; Adeline born November 21, 1917 and died November 10, 1963.

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Source: Unknown

Mrs. E. G. Haugen

Mrs. E. G. Haugen, Minneapolis, formerly of the Hatton area, died Saturday, January 29 at Ebenezer Home in Minneapolis.
She was born Elfreda Mary Gensrich to parents, the late Ernst and Fredricka Schroeder Gensrich, October 5, 1895 in Union Township, Grand Forks County, east of Hatton. She married Ole O. Haugen of Minot August 11, 1932. He died August 23, 1943. She lived in Minot until 1955 when she moved to Minneapolis. Mrs. Haugen was a member of the Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, where she was secretary of Sun Dial Club. She was also active in the Martha Mission and Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Immogene) Simmers, Minneapolis; three sisters Mrs. C.W. (Ada) Hoffman, Canby, MN, Miss Hannah Gensrich and Mrs. Harry (Emma) Freeberg, Mountain View, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mrs. John (Esther) Love and two brothers, Alfred and Otto Gensrich.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1 at Thomson Brothers Funeral Chapel in Minneapolis with Rev. L.F. Scheie officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Minot.

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Source: Unknown

Ernest A. Gensrich

Funeral services for Ernest A. Gensrich 65, Hatton, will be Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery, rural Hatton. Mr. Gensrich died Monday in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo.
He was born May 20, 1914, in Northwood. He attended rural schools in Union Township. On July 11, 1940 he married Eleanor Harmon in Moorhead. They farmed in Union Township. He had been in ill health for the past two months.
Survivors include his wife; two sons Ernest, Jr. and Richard both of Hatton; three daughters Mrs. Donald (Patty) Huus, Hatton; Marjorie, Fargo; Jane at home; his mother Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Gensrich, Grand Forks; two brothers Leslie and Duane both of Northwood; two sisters Mrs. Frederic (Delores) Ericson, Hatton; Mrs. Ethel Bye, Grand Forks; and nine grandchildren.

ND Public Death Index: Ernest died August 27, 1979; Eleanor born April 30, 1917 and died August 12, 2002 in Traill Co.

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Source: Grand Forks Herald

Frances Ovidia Engel

Frances Ovidia Engel , 87 of Hatton, ND, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at the Tri-County Nursing Home at Hatton.
Frances was born June 7, 1917. She graduated from Hatton High School in 1935 and attended Mayville State Teachers College the following year. She married Horace Engel of Nassau, MN, on March 9, 1938. The couple lived in Montevideo, MN, one year and then settled in Hatton. Frances worked as a Nurses Aid at the Mayville Union Hospital form 1961-1975. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Hatton Homemakers Club.
Children: Cheryl Engel, Citrus Heights, CA; Bill (Narleen) Engel, Sheridan, WY, Bruce (Chrystal) Engel and Craig (Pam) both of Grand Forks, six grandchildren Christy Huska, Steve Engel, Jason Engel, Mark Engel, Lindsay Engel and Kalli Engel; three great grandchildren, Jerrod, Nicole and Madeline.
Burial was in the Hatton Cemetery.

(Note sister Lucienne Monson omitted)

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Source: Palo Alto Times
28 January 1974


At rest in Mountain View, Cal., Saturday, Jan. 26, 1974, Gertrude H. Gensrich, sister of Emma Freeberg of Mountain View and Mrs. C. W. Hoffman of Caney, Minn; also many nieces and nephews; a native of North Dakota, aged 79 years. Private funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 1974 at the chapel of Roller & Hapgood, 980 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto: The family prefers contributions to your favorite charity.

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Source: Northwood Gleaner

Lee Gensrich

Lee was born January 14, 1925, rural Northwood. He attended rural school and grew to manhood in the Hatton community. He received his private pilot training at Grand Forks Municipal Airport, his commercial pilot license in 1974 in Florida, and his seaplane rating at Detroit Lakes, MN, in the 1980s. Lee had flown for 58 years and was a crop duster for many years. He married Joyce Pierce on January 1, 1948 at Vergas, MN. The couple was lifelong residents of the Hatton community.
He had flown the “Young Eagles””, kids between the age of 8-16 for the “Tree of Life,'' toys for children at Christmas time and for Air Lifeline, transporting emergency patients. He enjoyed giving kids their first airplane ride. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Associating for over 30 years and had served as President of the Grand Forks Chapter 380. He had attended the EAA convention at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was lifelong member of the Holmes United Methodist Church.
He was greatly loved and will be missed by his two dogs Missy and Chillee and his wife Joyce.

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Source: Fargo Forum
2 January 1983
Leslie B. Gensrich

The funeral for Leslie B. Gensrich, 63, rural Northwood, will be at 10:30 Tuesday in St. John Lutheran Church at Hatton, ND. He died Friday in his home. Mr. Gensrich was born February 15, 1919, at Grand Forks County, ND. He married Edna Dahl Martin July 25, 1957. They farmed in Grand Forks County. He had also been an agent for the Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. for the past 26 years.
He is survived by his wife; two sons and a daughter, Jesse, Toledo, Wash.; Roy, Hillsboro; and Mrs. John (Becky) Krkosa, Ballantine, Mont.; a stepson and two stepdaughters, Phillip Martin, Gilby, ND, Mrs. Bruce (Betty) Holten, Toledo, and Mrs. Lowell (Sandra) Lawrence, San Antonio, TX; a brother, Duane, Northwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Frederic (Delores) Ericson, Hatton, and Mrs. Ethel Bye, Grand Forks; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

ND Publie Death Index: Born February 15, 1919 and died December 30, 1982 at Northwood.

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Source: Unknown
Otto Gensrich

Otto A. Gensrich, Hatton, passed away Friday afternoon March 8, at a Grand Forks Hospital where he had been a patient for the past five weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12 in the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church, Rev. Allen Solheim officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were his five grandsons Horace Engel, Jr., Bruce Engel, Sheldon Green, Terrance Monson, Marshall Green and a nephew Leslie Gensrich. Soloist was Mrs. Allen Solheim and Mrs. Elmer Ollman as organist.
He was born September 6, 1890 in Union Township, Grand Forks County, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Ernst Gensrich. He attended school and lived all his life in this community. He was married June 21, 1916 to Cora Seter of Northwood. They farmed the first 11 years of their marriage two north of the present Gensrich farm. In 1929 they moved to the original Gensrich homestead where he was born and have lived since. He retired from active farming in 1957 when his son took over.
Mr. Gensrich took an active interest in church and community affairs, he served on local school boards and the Hatton Co-op creamery Boards for many years. He was a life long member of the Holmes EUB Church, served on its Board of Trustees, was a member of the Brotherhood and sang in the church choir for a number of years. He served on the Building Committee of the Tri-County home during its planning and completion. In his youth he was a member of the Community Band.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son all of the Hatton community. They are Lee O. Gensrich, Mrs. Horace (Frances) Engel, Mrs. Walter (Phebe) Green, Mrs. Winfred (Cecil) Duncan and Mrs. Millard (Lucienne) Monson. There are four granddaughters, seven grandsons and two great granddaughters. He is also survived by four sisters Mrs. Clarence (Ada) Hoffman, Canby, MN, Mrs. Ole (Elfrieda) Haugen, Minneapolis, Mrs. Harry (Emma) Freeberg and Miss Hannah Gensrich, both Mt. View, CA. There are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, one sister, and an infant son.

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Source: Unknown

Phebe Green

Phebe Green, 75, Hatton, died Sunday, March 27, 1994 in Tri-County Nursing Home, Hatton. Phebe Gensrich was born December 23, 1913 in Northwood, ND. She graduated from Hatton High School in 1937. She worked at Yellowstone National Park, Stanford University and as a beautician and clerk in Hatton before serving in the Women's Army Air Corp during World War II. She married Walter Green January 1, 1947 in Hatton. They operated Green's Oil Company in Hatton until their retirement in 1980. Walter Green died in 1989.
She is survived by sons, Marshall, Grand Forks, and Sheldon, Fargo; two grandchildren.
Burial in St. John Cemetery.

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Source: Unknown

Loses Life in Okinawa Battle Word Received by Parents That
Sgt. Willys S. Gensrich Was Killed April 24

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Gensrich received a message from the War Department on Thursday morning June 28, stating that their son, Sgt. Willys S. Gensrich had been killed in the battle on Okinawa on April 24, 1945. The message also stated that a confirming letter would follow.
Willys was inducted into the service on October 23, 1941 and trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Fort Ord, Calif. He then went to Hawaii where he continued his training. He took part in four campaigns, the Marshall Islands, Saipan and on Easter Sunday of this year went to Okinawa. After the battle of Saipan, he spent some time at a rest camp. Willys was never home on furlough from the time he was inducted.
He completed his grade school in Union Township and attended Northwood High School for two years. Following school, he was engaged in farming until entering the service. He leaves his parents, three brothers Ernest of Hatton, Leslie and Duane at home, two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Bye of Watertown, S. Dak. and Mrs. Frederic Ericson of Hatton, his grandmother, Mrs. Fredericka Roeder of Grand Forks, three nieces and three nephews and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in St. John Lutheran Church.

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Source: Unknown
Gunder Gunderson

Funeral services for Gunder Gunderson, 77, rural Northwood, N.D., will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Stjordalen Lutheran Church, rural Reynolds. He died unexpectedly Monday at a Northwood hospital.
He was born Sept. 27, 1896 in Union township where he attended schools. He served with the U.S. Army in World War I, returned to Union twp. after the war, and farmed until his retirement in 1973. He was a member and past deacon of Stjordalen Lutheran Church and had served as treasurer for Union township.
Survivors include two brothers, Joseph, Northwood, and John, Thompson, N.D. and two sisters, Mrs. John (Inga) Stendahl, Grand Forks, and Mrs. Louise Hanson, Northwood. Burial will be in Stjordalen Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood in charge of the arrangements.

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Source: Unknown
July 1967
Henry Gunderson

Henry P. Gunderson, 68, 1019 Lincoln Dr., owner of the Triangle Barber Shop, 113 S. Third St., died unexpectedly Sunday at a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Mr. Gunderson was born Oct. 31, 1898, at Northwood, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gunderson.
He married the former Lena Seter on April 13, 1921, at Northwood. She died March 16, 1929. On Aug. 30, 1933, he married Myrtle Coss in Grand Forks.
Mr. Gunderson had taught school prior to 1921, and later farmed in Union Township. He moved to Grand Forks in 1927 and had lived here since, engaged in the barber trade.
Mr. Gunderson was a member of the United Lutheran Church, Bjarne Chorus, Grand Forks Barbers Union 601 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Phillip, Los Angeles, Calif., and Harvey Gunderson, Grand Forks; two sisters, Mrs. John (Inga) Stendahl, Grand Forks and Mrs. Albert (Louise) Hanson, Northwood; three brothers Gunder, and Joe Gunderson, Northwood; and John Gunderson, Thompson, and eight grandchildren.

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Source: Unknown
John M. Gunderson

John M. Gunderson was born December 17, 1980 in Union Township to the late Paul Gunderson and Juline Haagenson. He was baptized and confirmed his faith in Stjordalen Lutheran Church. He received his formal education at Union Township and grew to manhood in the Northwood community.
He was united in holy wedlock November 30, 1935 to Selma Hjelmstad of Reynolds by the Rev. F.I. Schmidt. In 1936 the couple moved to Thompson where he worked in construction. In 1943 he was employed by the Farmers Co-op Elevator at Thompson until his retirement in 1971 and was the Thompson fire chief and city policeman for many years. The couple continued making their home in Thompson where he was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. He entered into rest on Jan. 28, 1976 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo.
He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Gerald, Fergus Falls, Minnesota; Marvin, Laguna Nigel, California; one daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Plante, Thompson; 5 grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Albert (Louise) Hanson, Northwood.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Joe, Peter, Gunder, Henry, and 5 sisters, Mabel, Inga, Nellie, Jorgene and Laura.
Services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, 1976 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Thompson. The organist was Mrs. Ed Eichhorst. Soloist was Lydell Sannes and his selections were “In the Garden'' and “How Great Thou Art.'' Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. The casketbearers were Henry Hjelmstad, Arnold Hjelmstad, Edwin Hjelmstad, Alf Hjelmstad, Edgar Hjelmstad, Herald Hjelmstad.
Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Grand Forks. Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood, in charge of the arrangements.

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Source: Unknown
Joseph Gunderson

Joseph Gunderson of Northwood was born October 1, 1910 in Union Township and passed away January 3, 1976 at the United Hospital St. Micheal's Unit, Grand Forks.
His parents were Paul Gunderson and Juline Haagenson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Stjordalen Lutheran Church and attended school in Union Township. October 20, 1942, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Infantry and served in the European Theatre. He was separated from service Nov. 8, 1945, and returned to this community where he farmed and did construction work. Mr. Gunderson and been in ill health the past 7 months. He was a life long member of the Stjordahlen Lutheran Church and was a member of the American Legion Victory Post No. 92, Northwood.
He is survived by 1 brother, John Gunderson, Thompson, and 1 sister, Mrs. Albert (Louise) Hanson, Northwood, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Gunder, Henry, and Peter; 5 sisters, Mabel, Inga, Jorgene, Laura and Nellie.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6 at the Stjordalen Lutheran Church with Rev. Milo Gudim officiating. Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad was organist and the Holmes United Methodist Male Quartet sang. Burial was made in the Church cemetery. Presentation of the flag was by Victory Post No. 92.
Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Source: Unknown
November 1980
Mrs. Albert Hanson

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert (Louise) Hanson were held Wednesday, November 5, 1980 in the Washington Lutheran Church, rural Northwood, with Pastor James Pederson officiating. Organist was Janet Klevberg and Donald Savage sang “He Touched Me'' and “Gentle Shepherd.''
Mrs. Hanson was born November 24, 1901, at Northwood, the daughter of the late Paul Gunderson and Juline Hagerson. She was baptized and confirmed her faith at the Stjordalen Lutheran Church, rural Reynolds. She attended rural school in Union Township and grew to womanhood in the Northwood community. She was a graduate of the Mayville Normal Teachers College and taught school for many years in Pleasant View and Union Townships. She married Albert Hanson October 4, 1930 at Grand Forks. After their marriage the couple farmed in Avon Township until 1963 when they moved to Northwood. Albert died the year. She continued to make her home in Northwood and was employed at the Deaconess Nursing Home until 1969. She was a member of the Washington Lutheran Church and an honorary member of its ALCW. She had been a resident of the Deaconess Nursing Home the past seven years and there entered into rest on November 2.
She is survived by two sons, Wendell, Minot; Dale, Northwood; two daughters, Mrs. Delvin (Doris) Gylten and Mrs. Marven (Wanda) Tufte, both of Northwood and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. Casketbearers were Barry Hanson, Todd Tuft, Dean Gylten, David Tufte, Darin Gylten and Henning Stendahl. Interment was in the Washington Cemetery. (Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood.)

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Source: Unknown
Carl Gustafson

Carl Gustafson was born September 15, 1894 in Sweden. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Anderson. He came to the United States in 1913 to Minneapolis and later to the Hatton community. June 16, 1924 he was united in marriage to Amanda Hjelmstad of Thompson at Grand Forks. They farmed in Union Township, retiring from active farming in 1960. He entered into rest at a Grand Forks hospital on May 22. He had been in failing health the past five years. He was a member of Stjordalen Lutheran Church and had served as a deacon and trustee of his church.
He leaves his wife, two sons and one daughter: Thomas of Arvilla; Harold of Reynolds; and Marion, Mrs. George Gunderson of Grand Forks. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and one great grandson and his sister Helga Johnson in Sweden.
His parents, one brother and two sisters have preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held May 25, at Stjordalen Luther Church with Rev. John Mehl of Northwood officiating. Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad was organist and Vernon Johnson soloist. Pallbearers were Nels Gustafson, Kermit Gustafson, Maurice Sorlien, Edgar Hjelmstad, Harry Hjelmstad, Wendell Sorlien, Herald Hjelmstad and Arne Hjelmstad.
Burial was made in the Church Cemetery. Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood.

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Source: Unknown
March 1977
Mrs. George Gunderson

Mrs. George (Marion) Gunderson of rural Reynolds area, died Sunday at a Grand Forks hospital. She was born Marian Gustafson in Union Township, east of Hatton May 2, 1925.
She attended school in Union Township and graduated from Hatton High School. She married George Gunderson May 29, 1964. They resided in Grand Forks until moving to Reynolds in 1972. She was a long-time employee of Home of Economy at Grand Forks. Mrs. Gunderson was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Reynolds, the Auxiliary of the American Legion and VFW.
Surviving are her husband at Reynolds, a daughter Mrs. Morgan (Linda) Kilpatrick at Warrington, Fla., three grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Carl (Amanda) Gustafson, Reynolds; two brothers, Thomas Gustafson at Larimore and Harold Gustafson, Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Gustafson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 9 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Reynolds at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Milo Gudim officiating. Organist was Mrs. Ralph Jenson with Mrs. Daniel Lee, soloist. Pallbearers were Harold Gustafson, Jr., Robert Kowalski, Selvin Erickson, Jr., Maurice Sorlien, Kermit Gustafson and Harold Hjelmstad. Interment will be in St. Olaf Cemetery. Unknown March 1977

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