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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • OBITUARY: Marian J. Gunstinson

  • She was an active member of the Fisher community.
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        Marian J. Gunstinson, 89, of Fisher, MN passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN. She was currently residing at Hillcrest Senior Living Center in Red Lake Falls, MN.
         Marian was born May 11, 1924 in Grand Forks, ND to William and Mae (Gunness) Rutherford. She grew up in Key West, MN and graduated as salutatorian in 1942 from Fisher High School. Marian attended Normal Teacher Training in East Grand Forks, MN before teaching school in Bygland, MN. She also substitute taught in Fisher.
        Marian was united in marriage to Ervin Gunstinson on August 18, 1946 in Crookston. Sadly he passed away on December 1, 1997. She worked for many years at Beiswenger’s Jack & Jill grocery store in Fisher. Marian belonged to the Fisher American Legion Auxiliary #242 for 66 years, the Sons of Norway, St. Andrew’s Society of Fargo, ND, and she was a member of Fisher Lutheran Church and served as Treasurer for many years.
        She is survived by her children: James (Mary) Gunstinson, El Cajon, CA; Laurel (Lynn) Haake, Fisher; Paula (Duane) Isaacson, Fisher; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; one brother Edmun (Dona Rae) Rutherford, East Grand Forks.
     
        Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Ervin (Nig), son Thomas, and brothers: Ronald, Donald, and Herbert Rutherford.    Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17 at Fisher Lutheran Church, Fisher, MN
        Visitation: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a 5:30 prayer service at Fisher Lutheran Church.
        Interment:   Fisher Lutheran Cemetery
        Arrangements by:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, MN. Online Guestbook: dandahlfuneralhome.com

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