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Ervin H. Gustafson

Ervin H. Gustafson, 81, of Langdon, ND, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Ervin was born March 23, 1938, in Langdon, ND, to Hjalmer and Florence (Balsdon) Gustafson. He attended school in Langdon and continued his education at the State School of Science in Wahpeton. Ervin started farming with his father in 1956. On October 17, 1959, he was united in marriage to Sandra Greene in Langdon. They lived and raised their family on the family farm in Hay Township until moving in to Langdon.  Even after ‘retiring’, Ervin continued to help his son, Brad, on the farm. He enjoyed antique tractors; playing pinochle; fishing; driving around checking crops with his dog, Sophie; and spending time with his family. Ervin was a charter member of both United Lutheran Church and Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454. He was also director of the North Dakota State Barley Show for several years.

Surviving Ervin are his wife, Sandra, of Langdon; children: Brad (Sandy Boutain) of Langdon, Holly (Bruce) Brown of Dawsonville, GA, and Kimberly Thorlakson of Langdon; grandchildren: Ryan (Ashley), Aaron (JoAnna), Alyssa (Brandon), Brady, Brittany (Patrick), Hope, Hannah, and Hailey; great-grandchildren: Connor, Madden, Blakely, and Hendrix; step-grandchildren: Alex and Clarice; and sister Faye (Jim) Wilhelmi of Langdon. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Adam.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

A private family service will be held.

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So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies

Patti (Delvo) Sell

Patti Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Erv. In the quiet moments, when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. You are held in gentle thought and prayers.

Susie Balsdon Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to your family. We will miss our neighbor.

Garnett & Bev Kaercher Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Ervin Gustafson family at this time. He is at peace and not in any painanymore.

Anna Valentine Spivey Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM