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Beverly Rustan 1917-2008

May 20, 2008

RUTHVEN — Funeral service for Beverly E. Rustan of Ruthven is 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 20, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers are Bob Pettit, Marvin Rouse, Bill Grange, Gene Berkland, Leo Geelan and Jim Donahue.

Beverly Elaine Rustan, daughter of Oscar and Laura (Hendricksen) Christianson, was born Jan. 25, 1917, in rural Ruthven. She attended school in Ruthven, graduating from Ruthven High School in 1934.

On Feb. 1, 1935, Beverly and Everett Allen Roland were married in Jackson, MN. To this union two children were born. Everett and Beverly managed Roland’s Modern Cabin and Resort on Lost Island Lake. Beverly also worked part time at Younkers Department Store when they needed seasonal help.

Beverly was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was an active member of Circle and Ladies Aid. She taught Sunday School for many years. Beveral was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and O.N.O. Club.

After Everett’s death, Beverly was married to Joseph David Rustan on May 2, 1970, in Ruthven.

Surviving are her children, George W. (Meredith) Roland of Glendale, AZ, Judith K. (Jim) Donahue of The Villages, FL and Ruthven; step children, Virginia (Bill) Grange of Ruthven and Phillip (Becky) Rustan of Simi Valley, CA; four grandchildren, Patrick Roland, Sheila Grange, Nicole Lawless and Erika Goddard; and two great grandchildren, Tess and Jacob. Also surviving are a sister, Ruby Wipperman of Grimes; and sister-in-law, Delores Christianson of Knob Noster, MO

Mrs. Rustan was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Everett and Joseph; two sisters, Nadine Way and Lois Lee Root; a brother, Dean Christianson; and an infant grandson, Todd Donahue.

Condolences online at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com