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Judith Gustafson

June 06, 2019

Visitation - Sunday

June 09, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service - Sunday

June 09, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Memorial Service - Monday

June 10, 2019
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus

Burial - Tuesday

June 11, 2019
- 11:00 AM

Fjalla Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Judith Gustafson

June 06, 2019


Judith Ann (Hunter) Gustafson, 77, died Thursday, June 6, 2019 in her home surrounded by family under Hospice care.

Judith was born October 17, 1941 to Charles and Hattie (Knotek) Hunter on the family farm North of Milton, ND. She spent her first years in Milton and in 1950 moved with the family to Lebam, WA. She attended school there until she was in the 10th grade and then returned with her family to Milton. She graduated from Milton high school and worked for a time at the Red River National Bank in Grand Forks.

Judith was united in marriage, June 4, 1960, to Warren Gustafson. They lived in California until 1973 where all four of their children were born. While in California, Judith worked at the Bank of Hong Kong in Sacramento. They returned to Milton and Judith worked with Warren in his plumbing shop and also owned the Milton Café. Later, she worked for Cavalier County Senior Services and following that she was employed as a communications technician at Cavalier Air Station. Judith later returned to school and obtained a para-legal degree. She then worked as a Victim Advocate in the court system. In 2003, Judith was involved in an accident that caused severe injuries and was unable to continue to work. Judith moved to Fargo in 2005 and brought her mother there with her. Her mother continued to live with her until, because of her declining health, she moved to Rosewood on Broadway. Judith visited her there on an almost daily basis until Hattie’s death.

Judith’s main focus was her family and any family occasion was her greatest joy. She also loved to cook and entertain. She loved the ocean, lakes and rivers and always missed being near water. She enjoyed art, music in any form, writing, and reading. She wrote poetry, short stories and worked on and dreamed of having a novel published.

Judith was a member of the Milton Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and bible school, sang with the choir and was a council member. After moving to Fargo, she joined Hope Lutheran Church. In Milton she was active in community organizations including PTA, little theatre groups and served several terms on the Milton School board. She was an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren’s activities.

Judith was preceded in death by her husband Warren, her father Charles, mother Hattie, her sister Kathleen Sundlie and her sister Mary Ingulsrud. Preceding her also were four brothers in law, one sister in law, one niece and one great niece.

Judith is survived by her children, daughter Ginny (Kelly) Coles, Fargo, son Greg (Janette), Pelican Rapids, MN, son Doug (Sherry), Grand Rapids, MN., and daughter Tina (Norman) Martineau, Fargo, her 13 grandchildren: Courtney (Barry) Kuhnke, Nic (Ashley) Coles, Zack (Cully Little) Coles, Jordan (Sarah) Coles, Brett (Frances) Gustafson, Brooke (Paul Bakke) Gustafson, Andrew (Ashley) Gustafson, Emily (Zack) Schaefer, Isaac Gustafson, Hunter Martineau, Hayden Martineau, Hyatt Martineau, Hannah Martineau and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two sisters, Charlotte Soli, Langdon, ND, and LuAnn (Gerald) Hipsher, Paris, KY, two brothers, Chuck (Linda), Sun City West, AZ and Robert (Arlene), Dilworth, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 9, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 10, at Hope Lutheran Church- North Campus, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at the Fjalla Cemetery, Milton, ND at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 11.

Prefer any donations be directed to Fjalla Church, Hospice of the Red River Valley, American Diabetes Assn., or American Heart Assn.


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12 responses to “Judith Gustafson”

  1. LuAnn Hunter Hipsher says:

    I shall miss my Sister greatly. I am so thankful for all the years that we had. We will be together again I know that! So glad that we did get a last visit in just this past week.

  2. Patricia Joe says:

    In Heartfelt condolences to the Family in the loss of such a Dear lady also my Cousin Judi. She will be Truly missed. Sponembohem Cousin.
    Love Always Trish (Knotek) Joe

  3. Patricia Coleman says:

    Aunt Judy’s life lives on in her beautiful children and grandchildren and all of us who loved her. What an example of love she left for all who knew her!! This world is a better place because of her life and legacy.
    Love you, Aunt Judy ❤️
    Prayers and thoughts for all.

  4. Janelle Slama says:

    I’m so sorry that you passed away, You were such an awesome lady…That will be greatly missed! RIP Judy Gustafson!!

  5. Dawn Roppel says:

    Judy was a wonderful lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her when she worked for Cavalier County. One of my greatest joys was when she walked to the ambulance to visit me at a football game after her accident. She loved her family so much. Prayers for all of you guys.

  6. Jeanie Covert-Plageman says:

    My Judy…out of my own selfishness, I’m so sorry, to learn of your passing. I bid you adieu, my friend and mentor. Your broken body can cause you no more pain. You are forever engrained in my memories, and I hold you in a very special place in my heart.
    Rest peacefully, sweet, sweet lady. 💜⭐💜

  7. Annette Spanier says:

    My condolences to the family. I have many memories of Judy and her family. Rest in peace.

  8. Barbara Danielson says:

    Ginny and Family. Sending thoughts and prayers 🙏 as you say a final goodbye to mom. But when all is done remember all the good times with her. May she be at peace with your dad. Memorial to Hospice in her name. Barb Danielson


    my prayers an love to all. chuck an linda did not know u live in sun city. come visit sometime m in apache junction brookdale assisted living.blessing an peace to all. with my love. maryann

  10. John and Judy Bata says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Judith’s family and friends. God Bless

  11. Sue and roger says:

    Roger and I were at hope north on Sunday and saw judys name in the church paper and could not believe it was her than I tried her cell and it was not working so then I went to the Fargo paper and found her notice. We are so sorry and wish we would of known. She and your dad were special friends we will miss her our love and prayers for all of you

  12. Carolyn and Floyd Eggleston says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Judy. We have many special memories of her and her family. She was a very special lady with many talents. Sending our sympathy and condolences to all.

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