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Finnbogi Abrahamson

Finnbogi “Finn” Abrahamson, 90, of Akra, ND passed away to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at his home with his loved ones by his side. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Pembina County Meals and Transportation Center formerly Cavalier Senior Citizens Center in Cavalier. There will be a short service with military honors at 2:00 p.m. with an open house to follow.

Finnbogi was born on April 28, 1928 in Akra, ND, the son of Einar Olafur and Helga (Gudmundson) Abrahamson. He was a lifelong resident of Akra and proud of his Icelandic heritage and community.

Finn attended elementary school at the Akra country school. He graduated from Cavalier High School. In his early years, he looked after his mother and siblings after the death of his father. He was drafted into the Army during WWII as a Specialist 3rd Class. After two years of being stationed at Churchill, Manitoba, he returned home to Akra. Finn worked as a carpenter his whole life, owning Abrahamson Brothers Construction with his two brothers, Edmond and Einar. He was well known for his knowledge of construction, fine woodworking, building many businesses and homes throughout the region.

Finn enjoyed hunting, especially “coon hunting.” Having raised and trained many fine quality black and tan coon dogs. He was a life long member of the Tongue River Masonic Lodge #22, Cavalier , and the Lavern J. Thompson American Legion Post #11, Cavalier. He donated his time and effort into the making of Icelandic State Park to which he donated the Akra Hall so everyone can have a place to go to while at the park.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Sally (Dickison) Abrahamson; daughter, Tana Marie Abrahamson (Farron Johnson); son, Finn Edward Abrahamson (companion, Linda Jones); daughter, Kristine Helga (Kenneth) Moberg; brother, Einar Abrahamson; sisters: Agnes Hagstom, Alrlene (Danny) Holen, and Aldis (Wayne) Pearson; sister-in-law, Karen Abrahamson; grandchildren: Travis Baker (companion Lora Voigt), Randy (Tawny) Baker, Nicholas Baker, Erik (Teletha) McDonald, Lovisa (Jacob) Hammock, Finn Bogi Abrahamson, Jon Abrahamson, Tressa (Geoff) Rempel, Micheala (Ben) Burling, Joseph Beaudoin (companion Kenzi Griffith), Emma (Kurtis) Silvernail;

Preceding him in death were parents, younger brothers, Jon Albert and Edmond; and sister, Alice Westra.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Icelandic State Park to honor his vision for the love of the park.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Pembina County Meals and Transportation Center formerly Cavalier Senior Citizens Center in Cavalier. There will be a short service with military honors at 2:00 p.m. with an open house to follow.


SERVICES
Family Directed Memorial Service

Saturday, May 04, 2019
2:00 PM

Pembina County Meals and Transportation Center
214 Main St E
Cavalier, North Dakota 58220

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Pembina County Meals and Transportation Center formerly Cavalier Senior Citizens Center in Cavalier. There will be a short service with military honors at 2:00 p.m. with an open house to follow.


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Guestbook

Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Bill & Monica Bohn May 9 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the Abrahamson family. Finn and my parents, Eldon and Ann, were early supporters of the Icelandic Park and museum. Finn was very protective of his family and siblings. My first prom date was Aldis, and I best have her home on time! The Akra community lost a great friend.

CONRAD HILLMAN Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Finn was a one of a kind guy, he was a sweetheart, very caring, and will be missed by not only family but all his friends. Love and miss you Uncle Finn......Mary

Mary Halberg Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sally and Family: Met Finn when in high school. His friendly personality and professional expertise over the years were appreciated. Always a job well done. Sorry for your loss. Wally & Jeanne Saiger

Wally & Jeanne Saiger Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sally and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending many prayer and love. Finn was such a gentleman thru all the years I have known him. You have a special Angel looking out for you !

Ken and Carol Ault Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sally & Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this saddened time. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength and faith. Let the memories bring you smiles even through the tears. So many wonderful years together with lots of memories. God bless all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sally and family, Sorry to hear of Finn's passing. He was a wonderful man who taught me many things when I worked at the C-Store. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.

Kirk and Julie Morrison Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Sally and family, I just saw Finn passed away today. It was about the same time as I realized it is Mark's birthday today. I am so sorry for your loss, and I am saying healing prayers for all of your hearts, and I hope you will find peace in knowing he is at peace in the arms of Jesus.

Sheila Sturlaugson Apr 27 2019 12:00 AM

Remember the fun we had together when I worked for you many years ago.

Lewis Miller and Colleen McGurran Miller Apr 27 2019 12:00 AM