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Otto Aaland

Otto Aaland, 87, of the Hatton-Northwood area, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Otto was born August 5, 1930 in Newburg Township, rural Hatton, ND to John and Oline (Midbo) Aaland. He grew up in the Hatton/Northwood area and graduated from Hatton High School. On November 20, 1953, Otto married Marjorie Thingelstad in Northwood. Otto enjoyed woodworking, gardening, meeting people and showing off his handy work. He was extremely proud of his Norwegian heritage. He greatly loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters: Deborah (Randy) Trostad, McVille, ND; Mary Aaland, Fargo, ND; Laurie (Mark) Krotz, Mesa, AZ; son, David (Deb) Aaland, Hatton, ND; grandchildren: Jeremy (Amber) Trostad, Cassondra (Travis) Schock, Sarah (Marco Munoz) Haggerty, Rebecca (Peter) Graham, Elizabeth (Mike) Froelich, Zach Peterson, John (Bridget) Aaland, Alyssa Aaland (Travis Geller), Allison Aaland; Great-Grandchildren: Kenedy and Brinley Trostad, Brandi, Hunter, Mallori and Karli Schock, Tristan and Daniel Froelich, Prudence Graham, Ivy Aaland, Kara Munoz; and sister, Ruby Palmer;

Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Oline Aaland; wife, Marjorie; granddaughter, Angela Aaland; and sister, Jean Megerdigian.


Monday, August 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

Funeral Service

Monday, August 21, 2017
1:30 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

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With sympathy to the family of Otto Aaland Eldred Ramstad

Eldred Ramstad Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

Otto was such a kind and sweet man. He will be missed.

Amber Mutchler Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about that Otto has passed away. Many thoughts are sent to you from the Sterner- family in Norway.

Andreas Sterner Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

Years ago I would visit the Aaland farm with my parents Hans and Tina. Otto would take me along wherever he went. Many fond memories. The latest memory is that Otto would call me on my birthday to wish me a happy birthday and to find out how things were going with my family. I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Barb and Harold Nelson

Harold Nelson Aug 20 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, he was a very talented man. Sending you all prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. My sympathies ~ Jan (Grefsheim) Sponsler

Jan Sponsler Aug 20 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Otto. Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to you

leah knain erickson Aug 19 2017 12:00 AM