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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ethyl Marian Aasen
September 12, 1928 - September 7, 2018

Residence: formerly of Alexander, more recently from Devils Lake, ND

Ethyl Marian Aasen, 89, Alexander, ND, passed away Sept. 7, 2018 at the Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, ND. Ethyl was born on Sept. 12, 1928 to Fred and Clara (Gray) James on the family farm. She began country school and when it closed moved to Alexander Public School where she graduated in 1946. Ethyl got a degree from Grand Forks Business College and returned to work in Williston. She married Charles Aasen on October 2, 1949 and they enjoyed 61 years together on their farm west of Alexander where they raised four children, Beverly, Barbara, Wade and Judi.

Ethyl was a lifelong active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She served by teaching, cooking, cleaning, and doing clerical work on committees. Ethyl spent a lot of time helping with farm chores as well as sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, canning and supporting and attending all her children’s activities.

Ethyl’s passions were music, dancing, camping and having coffee with her family and friends. In their later years Ethyl and Charles enjoyed traveling to places of special interest. Their grandchildren and great grandchildren played a big part in their lives as well.

Surviving family members include one son, Wade Aasen, Alexander, ND; three daughters, Beverly Westphal (Wayne), Fargo, Barbara Rued (Douglas), Minot, ND, Judith Veeder (Wade), Pilot Point, TX: seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Roland James, Az. ; and one sister, Lois Costello, Az.

Ethyl was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a grand-daughter, Rebekah Westphal; and siblings; Jeanette, Clarice, Iona, Edith, Edla, Frederick and Ben.

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Dwight and Shelli Patch (Williston)
Sep 9, 2018
RIP Ethyl. We will miss seeing you in church.
Mary Winden Njos (Williston, ND)
Sep 9, 2018
Bev, Barb, Wade and Judy, I am sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. I will always remember the good times I had at your farm playing with you, Barb, and your mother always made me feel welcome into your home. Sympathy to your whole family.
The Randy Haugeberg Family (Minot, ND)
Sep 9, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, and great-grandma. (maybe even great-great)
It is never easy to lose a parent...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May the happy memories you have help you through the days ahead.
Bev Novak-Breivik (Williston)
Sep 9, 2018
Bev, Barb, and Wade, so sorry to hear about your mother. She will always be in your heart. Memories will flash at any given moment and you will again smile with fondness.
Sacramenta Landrum (Bklyn, NY)
Sep 10, 2018
To the Aasen family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Ethyl. Please read God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28, 29; Revelation 21: 1-5.
Lenie Hermanson (Minnesota)
Sep 10, 2018
I am sorry to hear of Aunt Ethyl's passing. I have many memories of her through the years, she always wore a smile. She's a tremendous person and I'm so saddened to know she is no longer with us in body. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
dennis m Gendreau (Williston, North Dakota)
Sep 10, 2018
Bev, Barb, Wade, Judi and the entire Aasen Gang. Sorry to hear the news of your mothers passing. I have know you guys for nearly 40 years and can say that Charlie and Ethyl were a cornerstone couple of Alexander. They raised some great kids, memories are plentiful and her smile and presence have been missed! Our lives have been enriched because of them. May she rest in Peace!
Ragna Hanson (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
Sep 11, 2018
Bev, Barb, Wade, and Judi. My condolences to you on the passing of your Mom. My your memories of your Mom give you comfort and sustain you through this difficult time.
Thea Monson (Harvey, ND)
Sep 11, 2018
So sorry to her of Ethel’s passing. I always enjoyed a visit with her—most often on a summer Saturday in the park. Sympathy and prayers to you all.
Elaine Esterby
Sep 11, 2018
My sympathy to all of Ethyls family. It was fun to visit with Ethyl every day while she lived at the Golden Estates. Ethyls smile just made a persons day better. You'll have lots of special memories of a very special lady to share with family & friends. My prayers are with you all.
Georgia Melland Fagerland (Coulterville, IL)
Sep 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a delight. Our sympathy extended to the Aasen family.
Paulette iverson (Billings, Montana)
Sep 12, 2018
So sorry to learn your mom passed away. I know it's a difficult time for you. My sincere sympathy to your family for your loss.
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