Loucille Abelmann, 90, of Alexander, N.D., passed away on March 3, 2020, at her home in Alexander.
Loucille Florence Van Allen, born to Pearl and Charles Van Allen, Oct. 20, 1929. She was the third child and the youngest, and had two older brothers, Clyde and Robert.
She married Dale LeRoy Abelmann on Dec. 31, 1948, at Pastor Svore’s home near Arnegard N.D. They lived on Dale’s ranch until 1951, and then worked for Davidson Cattle Co. in McKenzie County. In 1960, they bought the Old Paul Kiihn Farm and moved there in March of 1961. She remained on the farm caring for the cattle, etc.
Her husband, Dale, died Nov. 4, 1982, and she has lived there since. Farming and cattle were her life. Her son, Carl (Shorty), kept the old machinery running, and she’d break it down for him to fix again. All the children helped where they could. Anyone who came to visit was put to work.
She was a lifelong member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Loucille is survived by her four children, Alice (Bruce) Christensen, Catherine (Gene) Omstead, Lael Abelmann (Russ), and Carl (Marlys) Abelmann; brother-in-law, Hildreth Abelmann; 14 grandkids; and 12 great-grandkids; and niece, Trudy Van Allen.
Loucille is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Abelmann; her parents, Charles and Pearl Van Allen: her brothers, Robert (Dora) Van Allen and Clyde (Beverly) Van Allen; in-laws, Art and Selma Abelmann; brothers-in-law, Arlen, Forrest and Marvin Abelmann, Loyd (Anduth) Workman; sister-in-law, Jewel Abelmann; and nephew Paul Van Allan.
Funeral services for Loucille were held on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Williston, N.D., with Elder Dennis Teft officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.