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Arlayne Gylten

Arlayne Gylten, 88, of Northwood, ND passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Eunice Arlayne Gylten was born to Edwin and Alice (Storlie) Thingelstad September 15, 1929 in Northwood, ND. Arlayne graduated from Northwood High School in 1947 and attended Mayville State where she received her teacher’s certificate. She worked at Jiffy Lunch, taught at the country school in Northwood, substitute taught in Underwood. She also held a position at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center as a dietary aide and along with Wally, was a custodian at Ebenezer Lutheran Church for many years. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.

Arlayne married Wallace Gylten on June 1, 1952 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Arlayne and Wallace were happily married for over 66 years.

Arlayne enjoyed spending her time painting, writing poems, gardening, antiquing, refinishing furniture, sewing, as well as entertaining ladies aid groups and friends and family.

She is survived her husband Wallace Gylten, Northwood, ND. Her five children, LuAnn (Jordan) Stevens, Northwood, ND, Lori Gylten, Grand Forks, ND, Gary Gylten, Northwood, ND, Lisa (Kevin) Strand, Thompson, ND, and Steven Gylten, Hatton ND; five grandchildren and five step grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 8 step great-grandchildren and sister Twyla Evenson, Northwood, ND; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arylane is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Alice Thingelstad; sister, Edris Thingelstad, who died in infancy; sister, Lola and brother-in-law Bob Jefferies; brother-in-law, Douglas Evenson; brother, LeRoy and sister-in-law Mary Jane Thingelstad; and two grandchildren who died in infancy.


Ebenezer Lutheran Church
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    Northwood, ND 58267

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Ebenezer Lutheran Church
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  • 220 South Dohney Street
    Northwood, ND 58267

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So many fond memories of Arlayne (your wife, mom, grandmom).... showing me her special tips for making the best lefse, picnics at Pete's park, her home-cooked meals, and just sitting on the front porch watching the world go by, enjoying her beautiful gardens, and chewing the fat. All the best to you Wally, Luann, Gary, Lori, Lisa and Steven.

Beth Lindroos Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to your family.

Nancy Carlson Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM

Our sympathy on the passing of Arlyane. Our prayers are with you as you go through this sad time. God bless her memory.

Maggie & Jerry Bergene Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, Wallace. I am the daughter of the late. Ed and Florence (Gylten) Paulsen. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Beverly Paulsen Watne Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

I rejoice with the Gylten Family in the new life Arlayne now has with her Lord and Savior. One of my favorite memories was a church family picnic held at the Gylten farm. What a beautiful setting and what wonderful evening. My daughters loved visiting Arlayne's yard and seeing all the treasures she had hidden around it. May our Lord comfort all of you as you grieve. Donna Berge

Donna and Mark Berge Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

Lori, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. It was so good to see your smiling face again! Love and prayers, Dianne

Dianne Paulsen Aug 26 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to you Wally and your family. thoughts and prayers Leah

leah knain erickson Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

arlayne was my Grandpa Leroy's Sister she would always let go down to Thingelstad Park Where we always Had Good Memories.

Kassie Jacobson Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Wally, my former teacher, and the whole family. My prayers are with you all.

Scott Hove Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

Steve and Family ~ My sincerest sympathies to all of you during this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Traci Hanson Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM