B: 16 Feb 1917, Arveson Township, Kittson County, MN
D: 24 Apr 2003, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center
M: 17 Jul 1938, William Gorsuch, in Hallock, MN
FN: Henry Haugen
MN: Hilda Mattison
Children of William Gorsuch and Ragna Haugen:
M: Stella Unknown
M: Carolyn Unknown
M: Helen Unknown
M: Betty Unknown
M: Unknown Gustafson
M: Rick Raigre
Karlstad, Minn. - Ragna Gorsuch, 86, of Karlstad, died at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Thursday, April 24, 2003.
Ragna Haugen was born in Arveson Township, Kittson County, Feb. 16, 1917, the daughter of Henry and Hilda (Mattison) Haugen.
She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. On July 17, 1939 she married William Gorsuch in Hallock. They settled on a farm east of Karlstad and raised their family there.
Ragna worked at Artic Cat in Karlstad for 15 years before the plant closed. She retired in 1980.
Family members include her husband, William; five sons, Ervin (Stella), Hallock; Raymond (Carolyn), San Lorenzo, Calif., Kenneth (Helen), Yakima, Wash., Dave, Halma, and Earl (Betty) also of Halma; two daughters, Gloria Gustafson, Greenbush, and Mary (Rick) Daigre, Grafton; 15 grandchildren, two sisters, Helga Hostrup, Karlstad, Myrtle in California; and a brother, Julius Haugen in Inkster, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Norman and Larry Dean; a daughter, Linda; three sisters, Bertha, Edna, and Selma; and two brothers, Buddy and Alfred.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 2003, 2 p.m. in the Bethel Lutheran Church at Karlstad.
Interment was held in the Karlstad Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Tolpingrud, presided.
Pall bearers were Steve Anderson, Brian Anderson, Everett Englund, Shawn Gorsuch, Joshua Daigre and Scott Gorsuch.
Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.