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Alton Rustad

Alton Rustad, 88, of rural Aneta, ND, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00p.m at Northwood Deaconess Health Center Dining Room Chapel, Northwood, ND. A visitation will be held from 1:00p.m until the time of the service at the dining room chapel.

Alton Rustad was born November 26, 1926 to Christopher and Annie (Kjos) Rustad. He grew up on a farm in the Aneta area and attended grade school and one room school near his home. Alton was confirmed on November 3, 1940 at West Union Church, rural Northwood.

On October 29, 1971, Alton married Betty Dietz at the Petersburg Lutheran Church, Petersburg, ND. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, fishing and visiting over a cup of coffee. Alton also enjoyed his 7 great-grandchildren. He would always attend their birthday celebrations and participated in gathering candy from the piñata. He always had candy treats on hand when they would come to the farm to visit.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; grandchildren: Danielle (Ryan) Zins, Teresa (Mike) Benson, David (Karissa) Daws; great-grandchildren: Brynn, Megan, Zach, Brayden, Tucker, Graysen and Leightyn; sister, Lillian Solberg; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; step-son, Hubert Dietz; brothers: Arthur, Conrad and Torfin; sisters: Helen Berry, Palma Colis and Edna Ellingson.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Northwood Deaconess Health Center Dining Room Chapel
4 North Park Street
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
2:00 PM

Northwood Deaconess Health Center Dining Room Chapel
4 North Park Street
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

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Sorry for your loss Betty. Alton was always so much fun to talk with when I was working at Grandma B's store. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lynn Sandbeck

Lynn Sandbeck Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM

We love you Grandpa! All the wonderful memories with you are warming our hearts! Your unconditional love and passion for the outdoors will never be forgotten! Until we see you again! I love you!

Danielle Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM

To The Family of Alton Rustad We are so sorry for your loss, we will miss visiting with Alton at family gatherings and our grandchildren will surely miss him. Our Sympathy, Tom & Emilie Benson

Tom & Emilie Benson Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM