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Oren Ausland

BRISTOL- Oren Ausland, 85 of Bristol died on Monday, February 08, 2010 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, Rev. Janet Miller will officiate. Burial will be at Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Friday 4-7 P.M. and prior to services on Saturday. fiksdalfuneral.com. Memorials may be designated to the World War II Honor Flight. Oren Carlyle Ausland was born on Friday, October 3, 1924 to Oden and Clara (Stadsklev) Ausland at Bristol, South Dakota. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church and confirmed at Lily Lutheran Church. He attended grade school in Valley and Troy Townships and graduated from Lily High School in 1942. In October 1944 he joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II stationed most of the time in the Philippine Islands. After his honorable discharge in November 1946 he attended S.D.S.U. in Brookings. He graduated in 1949 with an Agricultural Degree. On July 3, 1949 he was united in marriage to Violet Olson at Langford Evangelical Lutheran Church in a double wedding ceremony with Violet’s sister, Alvira and Palmer Quamen. The couple made their home and farmed in Scotland Township near Andover where they bought the Tameana Anderson farm and lived for fourteen years. Then, in 1963, they bought the homestead of his uncle, Edwin and Olga Stadsklev and lived there until entering Beverly Nursing Home in Milbank in December 2002. In May 2003 he entered the Johnson Assisted Living Center in Bristol and in December 2006 entered Sun Dial Manor. Violet passed away on February 8, 2007. He was an active member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol where he served on the Church Council and taught Sunday School. He served on the W.E.B. Board, Cenex Board and Scotland Township Board. He also was a member of the Bristol V.F.W. and American Legion. He sang with the Singing Farmers. Oren passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010 at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 5 days. Survivors include one son, Eugene (Kathy) Ausland of Andover, SD; three daughters, Margaret (Ron) Gunderson of Mina Lake, SD, Diane (Wally) Hamman of Milbank, SD and Janice (Terry) O’Farrell of Watertown, SD; two sisters, Angeline (Kenny) Amundson of Webster, SD and Carol (Don) Evenson of Arlington, SD; three sisters-in-law, Yvonne Ausland of Torrence, CA, Sheila Ausland of Sioux Falls, SD and Alvira Quamen of Britton, SD; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Mavis) Olson of Langford, SD; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, Jay, three brothers, Herbert, Gaius and Rev. Donald, and a brother-in-law, Palmer Quamen. Casket bearers will be grandchildren, Brian Ausland, Chad Gunderson, Misti Ausland, Lance & Steven Hamman, Nick Rasmussen, Derek Shafer and Josh Aker. Honorary casket bearers will be Heidi Shjerve, Tamara Peters, Rhonda Sonnenfeld, Candyce & Traci Ausland, Michele Hawk, Jody & Patty Hamman.

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Hello to all of you! I, too, want to send my heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. Your dad was a very special person, and as someone else has said, always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye! Your mom and dad meant so much to me growing up, and always made a point to have me over whenever I came back to Bristol to visit and for the school reunions. I know Oren will be greatly missed, but also know you are comforted to know he is now with the Lord, and with your mom and Jay. God bless you today and in the days ahead!

Marsha (Poffenroth) Rush Feb 19 2010 12:00 AM

Hello Ausland family, We were so saddened to hear of Oren's death. It was a bitter sweet thought process as he has not felt so well but who wants to let someone go. We smiled to each other thinking that Oren died on the same day as his beloved wife Violet. ( Even her name is associated with beauty.) She too was a wonderful person. They are together now...forever. Our condolences to all of you. Roger and Jane Skatvold

Roger /Jane Skatvold Feb 15 2010 12:00 AM

Oren was a great dad and grandpa. That was the capacity we seen him in. He always had a smile for everyone and was so encouraging. Tom and I thought it was so wonderful that he had memorials go to the WW II Honor Flight. What a thoughtful gift to others, but that was Oren. We also thought it was a GodWink that he died the same day as Violet. Now they will always celebrate entering the Pearly gates on the same day. We can just see the twinkle in his eye when you tell others about it. You were all blessed with a good man for a dad and grandpa, but we benefited from it also. Thanks for sharing him with us. God Bless Oren and Violet's Family.

Tom and Mary (Hamman) Snyder Feb 13 2010 12:00 AM

Scott called and told me the sad news. I'm so sorry to hear that Oren has died. Both he and Violet were always so kind to us. I have great memories of them, and I am sure that you do too. I hope the happy memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Gail Sjurson Formanack Feb 12 2010 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ausland family.

Susan and Jim Gardner Feb 11 2010 12:00 AM

You have my sincere sympathy in the passing of your Dad. We would have liked to come for his service, as you know Dale's Mom passed away and her service is on Saturday, too. You Dad was such a neat and interesting cousin. I loved to listen to him tell stories of our families. He and your Mom were such a great couple.I remember going to their wedding and it was a real event being it was a double wedding. All of you have my sincere sympathy and God Bless you.Love Carolyn

Carolyn Ellefson Feb 11 2010 12:00 AM

I don't have the words today to say how sorry I am that your Dad and Grandpa is gone. I know he is in a better place with Violet but I am still very sorry for your lose of a wonderful person in your lives.

Faye Feb 10 2010 12:00 AM

Margaret, Ron & family: My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Dianne

Dianne Biteler Feb 10 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your Dad. But now he is pain free, and is with your Mom. Sorry we will not be able to be there, but we are having Dale's Mom funeral that day also. She passed away on Feb 3rd, but because of a planned vacation for a granddaughter, and Dale, his sisters Marlys & Sharon agreed to wait. Her visitation will be Friday evening, and the funeral at 3:00 on Sat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Dale & Wanda Strike Feb 10 2010 12:00 AM

I am so happy that Oren is with his Savior and with Violet and Jay, but face it, Sun Dial will never be the same. He was such a kind man.

Betty Feb 10 2010 12:00 AM

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