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Stanley Oscar Magnuson
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1918
Williams County
North Dakota, USA
Death: May 17, 2012
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

Stanley Oscar Magnuson, age 94, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2012, at Knute Nelson Nursing Home, Alexandria, MN.

He was born on January 24, 1918 in Wildrose, North Dakota, the son of Oscar and Ellen (Frantzick) Magnuson of Kensington, MN. He attended country school and then went on to Agricultural School in Morris, MN. He married Ethel Stark of Kensington, MN on October 4, 1941. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941, and was stationed in Abilene, Texas prior to being shipped overseas. He was with Patton's 3rd Army during the invasion of Normandy (D-Day). During his service overseas, he was in Germany, Belgium, France and Czechoslovakia. After his service to our country, he was honorably discharged.

Upon release from the service, he worked as a butcher for John Frantzick in Kensington, MN. He and Ethel then moved to Pelican Rapids, MN where he opened his own meat market. After 7 years in Pelican Rapids, he applied and was accepted as a government meat inspector (USDA) in Omaha, Nebraska. They made their residence in Omaha, Nebraska for many years and faithfully served at Southside Baptist Church which later became Center Baptist Church. After retirement from the government, because Stanley had served the Lord all his life, he and Ethel wanted to continue serving the Lord into their retirement so became volunteers for RVICS (Roving Volunteers in Christ Service) for 8 years. After RVICS, they settled in Mesa, Arizona. Ethel passed away in 1995. He then married Irene (Molander) MacIver of Starbuck, MN in 1998. They lived in Lowry prior to Stanley being admitted to Knute Nelson Nursing Home.

Stanley loved his family, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Stanley is survived by his brother, Wesley Magnuson of Ada, MN, sons Gary Magnuson (Sheila) of Lowry, MN, Dean Magnuson (Carolyn) of Aurora, CO and daughter Joy Edmundson (John) of Colorado Springs, CO, step-daughters Joyce (Bob) Rendahl of Dundas, MN & Ruth (Mark) MacIver of Burnsville, MN, grandchildren Pam (Lynn) Cooper of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eric (Lisa) Magnuson of Del Rapids, South Dakota, Disa Burks (Dante) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Nathan Edmundson of Covina, CA, Chad Edmundson of Colorado Springs, CO, step-grandchildren Kyle and Crystal Haack of Hoffman, MN, Kaia Kerns (Colin), Minneapolis, MN, Laura Dalton, Denver, CO, Grant Nesbit (Cathy), Fort Smith, Arkansas, Greg Nesbit, Denver, CO and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ellen Magnuson; his first wife of 54 years, Ethel Magnuson who passed away in 1995; his second wife, Irene Magnuson who passed away March 8, 2012; his brother Wallace Magnuson, sister, Harriett Nelson, daughter-in-law, Linda Magnuson and grandson, Jason Magnuson.

It was requested by Stanley that contributions be made to the Gideons or to Lowry Community Covenant Church Benevolent Fund.

The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff at Knute Nelson Nursing Home, where he was a resident for approx. 4 1/2 years, receiving wonderful love and care.

A service for Stanley will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Lowry Community Covenant Church, 316 Bryce Avenue, Lowry, MN. There will be a viewing from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the 24th at the church as well. Interment will be in the Ben Wade Covenant Cemetery in rural Lowry. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

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  Irene Viola Molander Magnuson (1917 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Ben Wade Cemetery
Pope County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: May 20, 2012
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Stanley Oscar Magnuson
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