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Betty Jean Brustad

Sep 24, 2010

Betty Jean Brustad, 84, of Grand Forks, formerly of Devils Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

Funeral Services for Betty were held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010.Rev. Jamie Desai officiated and burial was in the Devils Lake Cemetery.

Music was provided by Russell Pearson, soloist, and Lynda Pearson, organist.

Betty was born May 28, 1926, to Ole and Esther Laugtug, and was raised on a farm near Knox, ND.She graduated from Knox High School in 1944 and attended Minot Business College.On Dec. 16, 1946, she married Raymond Brustad at Knox Lutheran Church.After Betty and Ray farmed for a short time near Knox, they moved to Doyon, N.D. where together, Betty and Ray raised their four children-Glenn, Gordon, Janet and Judy.In 1970, they moved to Devils Lake where Betty was busy as a homemaker as well as the bookkeeper for Brustad Oil Company. Together, Betty and Ray enjoyed many years of retirement which included many winters in Arizona with friends and relatives. Betty enjoyed cooking, crocheting and craft work of which she lovingly gave many of her pieces as gifts to her family and friends.Spending time with her family, seeing and hearing from grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlights of her life.

Betty is survived by her children, Glenn (Nancy) Brustad, Hillsboro, ND, Gordon (Cheryl) Brustad, Fargo, ND, Janet (Wayne) Shafer, Pembina, ND, Judy (Vernon) Bahr, Humbolt, MN; grandchildren, Jason Brustad, Reno, NV, Jessie (Joe) Kilsdonk, Fargo, ND, Sara (Perry) Hartwig, Fargo, ND, Stephanie Brustad, Fargo, ND, Tyler and Evan Nordine, Humbolt, MN, Colin (Ashley) Schafer,Lignite, ND, Cassie (La Mar) Frazier, North Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren, Austin Lamb, Kasey and Emily Hartwig, Kade Schafer.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; three brothers, Elmer, Orville, and baby Laugtug; two sisters, Hilda and Edna (Arnold) Pearson; and son-in-law, Rick Nordine.

Friends may sign the online register book and share memories at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

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