Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lester George Gustafson
July 5, 1923 - June 9, 2019

Place of Birth: Blaisdell, ND
Residence: Stanley, ND
Age: 95

Lester Gustafson, 95, of Stanley, ND, passed away Sunday evening, June 9, 2019 at the Mountrail County Nursing Home in Stanley.

Lester was born on July 5, 1923 on a farm north of Blaisdell, ND. He married Angeline Biegler on April 30, 1949. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in April. Lester and Angie farmed for a few years near Edgeley, ND and then later at the farm where Lester grew up. In 1957 they moved to Stanley with their family, where Lester worked as a carpenter until he retired at the age of 62. His crew for many of those years were his 7 sons. They raised 12 children; Barbara ("Coop") Cooper - Berthold, Pat (Paul) Thunshelle - Plaza, Mary Chewakin - Fargo, Allen (Diane) - New Town, Judy (Rick) Spletstoser - Watford City, Elmer (Ann) -Shockapee, MN, Gerard - New Town, Tim (Angie) -Grand Forks, Bryan (Lori) - Stanley, Pam (Gary) Schmidt -Stanley, Glenn (Carol) - Prior Lake, MN. They have 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and brother, Cyril Gustafson.

Lester enjoyed music, electronics, fishing, crossword puzzles, whistling, bird watching and reading the newspaper from front to back every day. His greatest love was his wife, Angie. He loved and was proud of all of his family.

Lester is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Barbara (Goettle)Gustafson; son, James Gustafson; son-in-law, Myron "Coop" Cooper; grandson, Michael Chewakin; sisters, Lillian Neether, Violet Vettle and Vivian Lagien.


Thank You
The Gustafson family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and prayers during this difficult time.

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Jim and Kathy Ellingson (Stanley, ND)
Jun 10, 2019
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of Lester’s family at this time. His memories will fill your heart forever
Joan Vettel (Fargo, North Dakota)
Jun 10, 2019
May you be at peace with your loving family in Heaven. All my love and prayers to all of you.
Karen and Jeff Colbenson (Stanley, ND)
Jun 10, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your precious memories help you in this difficult time.
BRUCE RODENHIZER (STANLEY, ND)
Jun 11, 2019
MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO LESTERS FAMILY & MAY HIS PRECIOUS MEMORIES BLESS & SUSTAIN US ALL IN THE DAYS & YEARS TO COME & MAY THIS BE OUR PRAYER O LORD HELP US ALL WHEN WE ARE FACED WITH A GREAT LOSS TO BE GRATFUL & THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE,GOD BLESS WITH MUCH LOVE & PRAYERS BRUCE RODENHIZER
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