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Obituary

Apr 15, 2013

Robert

James

Paulson

Robert James Paulson, Sr., the son of Hailey and Emma (Hiller) Paulson was born on January 22nd, 1942 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 71 years on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

Robert was raised in the family farm home of his parents in Meyer Township, Pierce County, just east of Rugby and attended a country school near his home. He completed his education at Rugby High School. In April of 1960, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Korea until his honorable discharge on May 7th, 1962. Following his discharge, he returned to the family farm to work with his father. On June 16, 1963, he was united in marriage to Eva Eurich at Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith, North Dakota. Following their marriage, the couple made their home, raised their family and farmed the Paulson family farm in Meyer Township. In 2003, the couple retired from the farm and moved into Rugby. Robert was a longtime member of the Meyer Township Board and the American Legion. He was a avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eva; four sons, Robert James, Jr. (Laura) of Princeton, Minnesota, Jeffrey David of Golden Valley, Minnesota, Kris Lee (Wendy) of Spout Spring, Virginia and Brian Gregg of Lansing, Michigan; four grandchildren, Anthony, Aaron, Courtney and Matthew Paulson; six great grandchildren; one sister, Doreen Geibel of Longmont, Colorado; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son in infancy; and his parents.

Funeral services: will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 2nd at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby with spring burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastor Brenda Burns of the Knox Community Church, officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23 Honor & Color Guard of Rugby and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday with a time of prayer and sharing of memories beginning at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Visitation will continue on Tuesday for one hour prior to the time of services at the Church.

Casket Bearers: Sons, Robert Jr., Jeffrey, Kris and Brian Paulson; grandson, Matthew Paulson and nephew, Harvey Nerpel

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com

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Obituary

Apr 15, 2013

Gladys

Giedd

Gladys Alda (Morrill) Giedd, of Rugby, was born on April 23, 1924, in Valor, Saskatch-ewan, Canada to Ralph and Fern (Wylie) Morrill. Gladys died at the age of 88 years on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

The Morrill family moved to North Dakota in 1929. They lived in Crary, Minnewaukan, Harlow and Fillmore. Gladys attended high school in Fillmore and Maddock. Gladys followed her high school sweetheart, Loren E. Thompson, to Oakland, California, where they both worked in the shipyards. After Loren enlisted in the Army Air Corps, they married on July 11, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas. While Loren was stationed in England in WWII, Gladys returned home to Fillmore to stay with her parents.

At the end of the war, Loren returned to Gladys and civilian life in North Dakota. They lived in Fillmore, Sutton, Anselm and Minot, having a child in each place. Loren returned to military service, allowing their growing family to live in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. Gladys enjoyed traveling and experiencing life in different places. The Thompson family was stationed in Oklahoma when a tragic military plane crash took Loren from them in 1954. Gladys moved her family back to North Dakota, staying in Fillmore for one year before purchasing a home in nearby Rugby.

On Aug 3, 1966, Gladys Thompson married Roy S. Giedd from Knox, ND. Gladys and Roy enjoyed many years together. They enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling, along with auction sales, flea markets, and were able to travel the country from coast to coast. Later they moved to Knox, where they spent many years. Gladys loved people, especially her family and friends. She was a reader and an avid letter writer, and kept in close contact by her correspondence. Gladys and Roy returned to Rugby before Roy’s death in 1996. Gladys remained in Rugby and resided at the Haaland Home for the last three years. Her family sincerely appreciates the excellent and loving care that she received there.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Mildred (Hoffert), Lois (Peterson), Doris Morrill; brother, Samuel Morrill; husbands, Loren Thompson and Roy Giedd; son Terry Thompson; and grandson Jeffrey Thompson. She is survived by her sister Bessie (Eberle); children: Gary Duane (Lisa) of MO, Ralph (Char) of MN, Judy (Ron Larsen) of MN, John (Kathy Rogers) of MT, Jerry (Kris) of MN, Mike (Joanna) of MI, 19 grandchildren, 42 great- grandchildren, one great- great-grandchild, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Grandma G had a gift and uncanny ability to make each member of her family feel loved and special. Her love will be shared and never forgotten.

Per Gladys’ request, a gravesite service and celebration of life gathering will follow in the spring at Knox Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com

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