Stanley & Ludwena Syverson
Stanley Syverson & Ludwena Syverson
Stanley E. “Stan” Syverson, 87 of Esmond, North Dakota passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2016 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Care Center in Lakota.
Ludwena “Lud” (Zainhofsky) Syverson, 81 of Esmond, ND passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, ND.
Funeral Services for Stan and Ludwena were held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND at 10:30 a.m. with Father Brian
Bachmeier officiating. Military Honors for Stan were accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Esmond, ND in the spring of 2017.
Stanley Edward, son of Orris and Ann (Grady) Syverson was born on April 2, 1929 at Esmond, ND.
He was reared and educated in the Esmond area, attending the Isabel Township School. He worked on the family farm until entering the United States Army on
September 30, 1952. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on September 29, 1954.
Stan was united in marriage to Ludwena Zainhofsky on November 5, 1956 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. They lived in Devils Lake for a time and Stan was the owner and operator of the Devils Lake Taxi Service. In the early 1960’s the family moved to Grand Forks and he worked for Dunlevy Construction Company.
In 1968, they moved to the Syverson family farm and Stan took over the operation of the farm. Along with the farming, Stan drove school bus for the Esmond School District for many years. In 1974 the family moved into Esmond where they lived the rest of their lives. After retiring from farming in the early 2000’s, Stan worked for
the Julin Hagen family for several years.
Ludwena, daughter of Martin and Juliana (Wolfe) Zainhofsky was born on August 7, 1935 at Towner, ND. She was reared and educated in the Esmond area and gra-
duated from Esmond Public School with the class of 1953. She continued her education at Minot Teacher’s College.
On November 5, 1956, Lud was united in marriage to Stanley E. Syverson at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. They lived for a short time in Devils Lake then
moved to Grand Forks, ND. Lud concentrated on raising her family and did work part-time as a bartender in Grand Forks.
In 1968, they moved to the Syverson family farm and Stan took over operation of the farm. In 1974 they moved into Esmond where they lived the rest of their lives. Lud first worked as a Teacher’s Aide at the Esmond School and then was employed with Community Lanes, C&R Lounge (the only 2 lane bowling alley in North Dakota) for over 20 years retiring in the early 2000’s.
Their survivors include their loving daughters and sons-in-law Julianne (Julie Syverson) and Dwight Bergeron and Karen (Syverson) and Bruce Pallansch all of Devils Lake; grandchildren Shawn Keller, Minot, Valerie Hewson (fiance Matt Carmen), Devils Lake and step grandson Aaron (Laurie) Pallansch, Devils Lake; great grandchildren Bradyn and ChayLee Hewson, Kyleigh Keller, Rylan and Charlee Pallansch; special friends Toby Hoffner, Delores Wentz and family, Julin Hagen and family and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Stan’s survivors also include sisters Mary Syverson, Esmond and Ardella (Delton) Boyer, Fargo; sisters-in-law Eileen Leibhan, Minot, Lucille (Zainhofsky) Parsons, Auburn, WA, Janice Syverson, Valley City, Susan Syverson, Faribault, MN and Eleanor (Zainhofsky) Ehni, Fessenden.
Ludwena’s survivors also include sisters Eileen Leibhan, Minot and Lucille Parsons, Auburn, WA; sisters-in-law Mary Syverson, Esmond, Janicy Syverson, Valley City, Ar-
della (Delton) Boyer, Fargo, Susan Syverson, Faribault, MN and Eleanor Ehni, Fessenden.
They were both preceded in death by their parents and beloved son Michael in 2008 and other dear relatives.