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Dale Gulson, 73, of Mayville, ND passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:30am at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton, ND. Visitation is Friday, November 25 from 5:00-7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to "Mayville to Mali with World Vision."
Dale was born March 11, 1938, in Northwood, ND to Carl and Nettie (Norgaard) Gulson. He attended Hatton High School graduating in 1956.
On December 28, 1963, he married Sheila Cessford in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He farmed near Hatton and served on the Hatton School Board, St. John Lutheran Church Council, and was a Steele County Commissioner for several years. Dale was an avid hunter, fisherman, gun safety leader, member of the Rod and Gun Club, and he loved all sports. He particularly enjoyed watching and following his granddaughters, nephews and nieces activities closely. Not only was Dale a great socializer, but he was also a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His granddaughters put a special twinkle in his eye and held a special place in his heart.
Survivors include his wife Sheila; daughter, Bonnie (Brent) Freeland, Mayville ; granddaughters: Bethany, Erin, and Abby Freeland; sister, Maxine Larson; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and son, Bradley.
Clergy: Rev. Mark Brickzin and Pastor Jeff Macejkovic
Soloist: Pastor Arvin Haldorson
Organist: Darlene Owen
Pallbearers:Bob Cessford, Jamie Cessford, Jim Cessford, Guy DeMers, Tommy DeMers, Mike Gorder, Bernie Johnson
Internment will be at the St. John Cemetery.
I was sorry to see Dale passing. I still remember him when we would pour cement for his grain bins when I worked for Alvar Melin in Hatton. He was a very nice man.
David Walsvik Jan 22 2012 12:00 AM
I spent 11 years in Hatton. I had Bonnie and Brad in math class. What a fine family! Wonderful parenting! Old school,here we come! My thoughts and prayers be with the Gulson family. Dale is as fine a man as I have met in my lifetime. Dale stood for all the right things. I always looked at Dale as a family man, an honest man, a man of integrity, a man that was proud to call Hatton his home. I will never forget Dale! I wish you well.
Ron Aasen Dec 7 2011 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you reflect on your dad's life and celebrate his new life with Jesus Christ. Love, Clarice
Clarice Olson Nov 23 2011 12:00 AM
OUR LOVE, SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO SHEILA AND ALL OF THE GULSON FAMILY. DALE WAS A GOOD CLASSMATE AND FRIEND. WE WILL REMEMBER AND CHERISH HIS FRIENDSHIP. GOD'S BLESSING TO HIS FAMILY
Keith and Ione Iverson Nov 23 2011 12:00 AM