Georgia DeSautel


Georgia DarLynn DeSautel, 79, of Rockton, IL, passed away peacefully at Beloit Memorial Hospital, Sunday January 9, 2022.

Georgia was born May 15, 1942, in Grafton, ND the daughter of George and Alice (Nygard) Rustan.

Following high school graduation in 1960 from Park River, ND, Georgia attended State School of Science in Wahpeton and North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. On August 18, 1962, Georgia was united in marriage to Thomas (Tom) DeSautel of Hoople, ND.

Always creatively inspired, Georgia liked to draw, color, and decorate. She had an amazing love for country music and the piano. At many gatherings of family and friends, Georgia would entertain them all by playing the piano by ear.

Georgia took pride in her husband, children and four grandchildren. She defined what it meant to be a fantastic person, always present in their lives, inspiring creativity, and acts of kindness.

Georgia is survived by her husband of 59 years, Thomas (Tom); sister, Char Brekke, Grand Forks, ND; daughter, Kerry Lea Fellers (Chris); son, Greig (Debi); grandchildren, Kanyon Fellers, Trever DeSautel, Kendall Lea Fellers, and Jarrett DeSautel.

Additional information on a celebration of life on May 15, 2022 will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northland Rescue Mission in Grand Forks, ND. To read the complete obituary or express condolences, visit

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