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Estelle Rustebakke

Estelle Rustebakke

Estelle Rustebakke, age 75, of rural McCanna,ND, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Home in Larimore, ND from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Estelle was born December 8, 1942 in Northwood, ND, the daughter of Peder and Geneva (Heggestad) Ness. She attended a country school in Moraine Township, graduated from Larimore High School and Mayville State College, Mayville, ND.

Estelle started her teaching career in Fosston, MN, Stephen, MN, and Petersburg, ND finally teaching elementary school at the Forest River Hutterite Colony, a branch of the Midway school system for the next 22 years. She dearly loved her students and their families.

On June 28, 1969 Estelle married Marlen Rustebakke. They lived and farmed on the home farm near McCanna, ND for 48 years. Estelle's time at home was spent with flowers and gardens, cooking and baking favorite Norwegian foods and bread. She was a lover of animals of all kinds, especially her cats.

Estelle is survived by her husband Marlen, sons Brian Rustebakke of McCanna, ND, and Daniel (Jessica) Rustebakke and grandchildren Andrew, Michael, and Isabella of Fargo, ND, sister Donna (Thomas) Runyan of Fargo, ND, and sister-in-law Sharon Nelson of McCanna, ND.

FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Elk Valley Lutheran Church of rural McCanna.

VISITATION: One hour prior to the funeral

INTERMENT: Elk Valley Church Cemetery


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