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Arvid Rudolf Gustafson was born May 12, 1928, at the family home near Fort Clark, Mandan, Morton Co., ND, and died July 16, 1999, in Stanton, Mercer Co., ND, at age 71. Buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND. He is the son of Joseph "Joe" Gustafson and Hilda Olander.

Marilyn Adell Abbey was born May 10, 1931, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, and died December 20, 2012, at Knife River Care Center, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, at age 81. Buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND. She is the daughter of Oran Ralph Abbey of Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Alice Frances Herman of Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Arvid Rudolf Gustafson and Marilyn Adell Abbey were married June 3, 1950, in the winter chapel of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Arvid Rudolf Gustafson and Marilyn Odell (Abbey) Gustafson had three children:

  1. Janet D. "Jan" Gustafson: Born April 23, 1955, in North Dakota. Married (1) to Patrick R. "Pat" Batin: Born January 31, 1962, in Unknown. Divorced. Married (2) to Walter R. Hollifield: Born September 1, 1949, in Unknown. Ian F. Hollifield was born about 1980 in Unknown.
  2. Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Gustafson: Born September 1, 1965, in North Dakota. Married (1) Unknown to John Kenneth Erdman: Born July 7, 1965, in Unknown. Divorced. Married (2) July 24, 1995, in Nevada, to Douglas K. "Doug" McEwan: Born October 27, 1955, in Unknown. Lived in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, and Orem, UT. Cynthia L. Block Cynthia Newlin
  3. Mark Gustafson: Born in North Dakota. Lived in Mitchell, SD.



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The Red Clock letter for Marilyn Adell (Abbey) Gustafson's Wake that was held December 26, 2012.


Arvid Rudolf Gustafson and Marilyn Adell (Abbey) Gustafson are buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Arvid Rudolf Gustafson was born May 12, 1928, at the family home near Fort Clark, Mandan, Morton Co., ND.

Marilyn Adell Abbey was born May 10, 1931, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 30, 1930, shows Oran Abbey (age 29) born in Wisconsin of Wisconsin-born parents is a farmer owing his own farm in Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are his wife Alice Abbey (age 28) born in North Dakota of German and West Virginia-born parents, along with daughters Lois Abbey (age 3) and June Abbey (age 1), both born in North Dakota. When married, Oran was age 25 and Alice age 24.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Orran Abbey (age 39) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of College, and who married but has no occupation listed, is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 38) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of College; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Abbey (age 11) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School; his daughter, Lenore Abbey (age 10) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of School; his daughter, Marilyn Abbey (age 9) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his son, Gale Abbey (age 7) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Dona Abbey (age 5) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his son, James Abbey (age 2) born in North Dakota; his daughter, Colleen Abbey (age 5/12) born in North Dakota; and an unmarried Servant, Roger Endresson (age 21) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, a Common Laborer in Mixed Farming.


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


Marilyn Adell Abbey's Beulah High School graduation picture. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Arvid Rudolf Gustafson and Marilyn Adell Abbey were married June 3, 1950, in the winter chapel of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND, Tuesday, June 27, 1950

Arvid Gustafson, Marilyn Abbey Wed in Chapel

Announcement is made by Mrs. Alice Abbey, Beulah, of the marriage of her daughter Marilyn, to Arvid Gustafson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gustafson, Stanton. The 10:30 a. m. single ring service was read by the Rev. Raymond Guillozet in the winter chapel of St. Joseph's Catholic church at Beulah. White accessories accented the suit of medium blue worn by the bride. Red roses formed her corsage. Similar accessories and corsage were worn by her sister, Miss Donna Abbey, whose suit was grey. Elmer Gustafson served his brother as best man. A wedding dinner for members of the immediate families was served at the Abbey home following the ceremony. More than 100 guests attended the reception held later in the American Legion hall. Two great aunts of the bride, Mrs. John and Mrs. Henry Morman, poured and two aunts, Mrs. Theo. P. Herman and Mrs. Wilfred Herman, cut the cake. Another aunt, Cleo Mattson, recorded the gifts and a sister, Miss June Abbey, kept the guest book. After a three weeks' honeymoon in the west the newlyweds will be at home on the Gustafson farm, where they have their own home. Mrs. Gustafson, who graduated from Hazen high school in 1949, has been employed as a nurses aide at the Hazen hospital. Her husband graduated from Stanton high school in 1947 and has assisted his father on the farm since that time. Between seasons he has been employed at the Garrison dam and the REA. 


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


The Beulah Independent, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, March 2, 1967

By Glenn O. Elliot

Word was recently received by Mrs. Alice Abbey, Beulah, that she will be Mercer County's candidate for the North Dakota Mother of the Year contest to be held in Bismarck in April. Sponsoring Mrs. Abbey is the Mercer County Homemakers Council. The committee in charge of the contest is under the direction of Mrs. A. J. Dallman of Zap. Mrs. Abbey is the mother of nine children and has been a widow since 1943. Born in Glen Ullin in 1901, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herman, Alice grew up on a ranch north of Glen Ullin. She graduated from Glen Ullin High School and attended teachers college in Valley City, after which she taught school for several years. In 1926 she married Oran Abbey and lived on the homestead south of Beulah until 1947 when she moved to Beulah with her family. She has been a busy woman and is still involved in many community activities. Right now she is busier than ever digging up past activities to be used in her biography. We all join in wishing her the best of luck in the contest. Wouldn't it be nice to have the Mother of the Year from Beulah?


Arvid Rudolf Gustafson died July 16, 1999, in Stanton, Mercer Co., ND, at age 71. Buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND. Buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND, Sunday, July 18, 1999

Arvid Gustafson

STANTON - Arvid Gustafson, 71, Stanton, died July 16, 1999, in Beulah. Services will be 10 a.m. MDT Monday at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Hazen, with the Rev. Charles Zins officiating. Burial will be in Deapolis Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today at the church, where a prayer vigil will begin at 7 tonight. Visitation will continue one hour before services. Arvid was born May 12, 1928, in Mandan, to Joe and Hilda (Olander) Gustafson. He was raised and educated in the Deapolis-Center area. He married Marilyn Abbey, June 3, 1950, at Beulah. They lived on the Gustafson ranch until 1965, when they moved to Stanton. Arvid was fortunate to have worked on two construction projects that have greatly influenced life in North Dakota. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator during the construction of Garrison Dam, and as a crane operator for Northern Improvement during construction of I-94. He also held a contract for rural mail service for several years. For more than 25 years, Arvid was employed by Basin Electric Power Cooperative at Glen Harold Mine near Stanton, and for many years until his retirement in 1990, he was a dragline operator. Arvid was an avid hunter and spent many summer weekends camping and fishing on Lake Sakakawea. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying. He also operated a woodcutting business for many years. He was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Mandan Elks, Beulah Eagles, UMWA Local 9702 and United Mine Workers. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Vicki, Mitchell, S.D.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (Erdman) and Doug McEwan, Beulah, and Jan and Pat Batin, Mitchell; five grandchildren, Shawn Erdman, Shane Erman, Sunny Hollifield, Ian Hollifield and Cole Gustafson; four stepgrandchildren, Elissa Ver-Hey, Jesse Ver-Hey, Austin McEwan and Josh McEwan; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Joyce, Mandan; one sister, Ada Klindworth, Stanton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Perry Funeral Home, Mandan


Elmer A. Gustafson died July 12, 2004, at his home, Mandan, ND, at age 73.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND, July 14, 2004

Elmer A. Gustafson, 73, Mandan, died July 12, 2004, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, and left in his own timely manner to join his eternal family. Due to remodeling of the United Church of Christ, Bismarck, services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 15, at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1109 N. 26th St., Bismarck, with the Rev. James Moos officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, with the Mandan VFW Post No. 707 and American Legion Post 40 providing military honors. Following the burial, a gathering of family and friends will continue at The Post, south of Mandan on Highway 1806. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. Elmer was born Feb. 18, 1931, at the family home in the Fort Clark area, to Joe and Hilda (Olander) Gustafson. He was raised on the family ranch and graduated from Center High School. Elmer served in the U.S. Army from February 1951 to February 1954. On May 1, 1954, Elmer and Joyce Moxley were united in marriage in Beulah. They lived on the Gustafson family ranch until 1955 when they moved to Mandan. Elmer drove taxi until he began working for the Standard Oil Co. Refinery, where he worked for the next 35 years until his retirement in October 1990. After retiring, Elmer worked for Dakota Tackle, WestCon Industries and at Bismarck State College. Following retirement, Elmer and Joyce spent their years traveling throughout the United States and Canada, which included an Alaskan Cruise in August 2003. Elmer was active in the American Legion for many years and served one term as the post commander. He also enjoyed his work in the Legion Baseball program. Elmer and Joyce volunteered as campground hosts for many years at state parks throughout the western U.S. They especially enjoyed the many years they worked at Sakakawea State Park. He was also active in the Boy Scout Program, serving as a scoutmaster for Troop 153, which was sponsored by First Lutheran Church in Mandan, drove as a volunteer for Mandan Meals on Wheels, a member of the Amoco Rec Club, Mandan Moose, the Eagles and volunteered with the PWT Tournament in Bismarck. Elmer was a member of the United Church of Christ, Bismarck. Elmer is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce; his children and their spouses, Hugh and Sue Gustafson, Stanton, and Joel and Denise Gustafson and Laurie and Jim Foerderer, all of Bismarck; his grandchildren, Lacy and Jesse Gustafson, Stanton, Nicole, Ryan and Eric Gustafson, Bismarck, Andrew Sorum, Hawley, Minn., Michael Sorum, Bismarck, and Adam Foerderer, Bismarck; his sister, Ada Klindworth, Stanton; his brother-in-law, Murray C. Moxley, Vancouver, British Columbia; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Gustafson, Stanton. Preceding him in death were his parents, Hilda and Joe Gustafson; his brother, Arvid; and his brother-in-law, Henry Klindworth. The family appreciates the wonderful staff and volunteers from the St. Alexius Hospice program and the excellent care they provided. In lieu of flowers, Elmer's family would prefer memorials to either St. Alexius Hospice or the United Church of Christ Padded Pew Fund.


Marilyn Adell (Abbey) Gustafson died December 20, 2012, at Knife River Care Center, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, at age 81. Buried in Deapolis Cemetery, Mercer Co., ND.


   

Marilyn Adell (Abbey) Gustafson.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND, December 25, 2012

Marilyn A. Gustafson, 81, Stanton, died peacefully Dec. 20, 2012, at Knife River Care Center, Beulah. Services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at St. Martins Catholic Church, Hazen, with the Rev. Ken Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Deapolis Cemetery, Rural Stanton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. CST Wednesday at St. Martins Catholic Church, Hazen. Marilyn was born in Beulah, on May 10, 1931, and was one of nine children, born to Oran and Alice (Herman) Abbey. She was raised and educated in Beulah. Marilyn worked at the Beulah Drug Store while attending high school and at the Hazen Hospital as a nurses aide. She loved taking care of new born babies and patients. On June 3, 1950, she married Arvid R. Gustafson, her loving husband of 49 years, at the chapel at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Beulah. Together they ranched at the Gustafson Family home place, near Stanton. Marilyn loved her vegetable and flower gardens, and also enjoyed sewing and baking. In 1965, they built a house and moved to Stanton. Marilyn became the branch bank manager and insurance representative in Stanton for the Union State Bank of Hazen. She retired there after 24 years. Marilyn and Arvid then began traveling, spending the winter months in Arizona, with several of her siblings. She loved and adored spending time with her family and friends. After retirement, she was instrumental in planning family vacations with her siblings. Marilyn had many interests, such as bowling, dancing, crafts, reading, music, quilting, camping and decorating wedding and birthday cakes. She was also a member of the Stanton Civic Club and Ladies and Couples Birthday Club. Marilyn was a very devoted member of the Catholic Church and the St. Martins Alter Society. She also loved to travel, taking trips with family and friends. She is survived by her children Cindy (Doug) McEwan, Beulah, Jan (Pat) Batin, Minneapolis, and Mark Gustafson, Mitchell, S.D.; five grandchildren, Shawn Erdman, Phoenix, Shane Erdman, Denver, Sunny Hollifield, Sioux Falls, S.D,, Ian Hollifield, Minneapolis, and Cole Gustafson, Mitchell, S.D.; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gale (Lorraine), Glendive, Mont., Jim (Joyce), Glendale, Ariz., and Alan (Jan), Beulah; three sisters, Lois (Loren) Lang, Sidney, Mont., June (Mike) Dolce, Liberty Lake, Wash., and Colleen (Delmar) Flemmer, Stevensville, Mont.; one brother-in-law, Donald Wetzel, Beulah; two sisters-in-law, Ada Klindworth, Center, and Joyce Gustafson, Mandan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Lenore Wetzel and Donna Stasel; and three brothers-in-law, Hank Klindworth, Elmer Gustafson and Stan Stasel. (Barbot-Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen and Beulah).