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ORVILLE ERICK GUSDAL Orville Erick Gusdal of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Brandon Regional Health Center at the age of 91. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. Orville was born on February 7, 1921, to Anna (Hall) and Oswald Gusdal and was raised in Erickson, Manitoba. He started farming north of Erickson in 1943, and married Lavina Hodges of Onanole in 1944. He was an avid sportsman and loved to play hockey and baseball during his youth as well as hunt. He left the farm in 1956 and joined Powell Equipment Caterpillar Dealership in Winnipeg as a Sales Rep. He was transferred to Dauphin, The Pas and Brandon (1961). Orville had been an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and served as a Brandon City Councillor. He and his wife, Lavina, were fortunate to be able to travel extensively in Canada and the USA as well as overseas. Orville retired in 1981 and spent several winters in Weslaco, Texas, where he enjoyed playing pool and golfing. During the last 10 years he spent winters at home in Brandon and summers at the farm where he was close to his roots. He was predeceased by his sister Ruth Doan. Surviving are his wife Lavina; children Bryan, Sharyn, Curtis; sister Margaret Halvarson; nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (north of Erickson) with interment following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Historical Society, Box 414, Erickson MB R0J 0P0; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, MB R7B 1E1 or charity of your choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.com Rae's Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements (204) 636-7727.
Publish Date: Jul 17, 2012
ORVILLE ERICK GUSDAL Orville Erick Gusdal of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Orville is survived by his wife Lavina and children: Bryan, Sharyn and Curtis. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (Danvers), Erickson, MB. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Bethel Historical Society, PO Box 414, Erickson, MB R0J 0P0, the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, MB R7B 1W1 or to a charity of their choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Rae's Funeral service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204)636-7727.
Publish Date: Jul 14, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 17, 2012