Funeral services for Rudolph Erling Stoveland, 91, were held at 1:00 p.m. CST, Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Watford City, with Pastor Rob Favorite of First Lutheran Church officiating. Casketbearers were Craig Lorntson, Dave Kaminski, Phil Ray, Tom Irmen, Jacob Stoveland, and Samuel Stoveland. Honorary casketbearers were all of his many friends and family. Burial took place at Spring Creek Cemetery.
Rudolph Erling Stoveland passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City.
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Rudolph was born to Fredrick and Augusta (Ingebretson) Stoveland on March 28, 1920, on the family farm in Norstog Township, McKenzie County. He was raised on the farm and attended the Shaw Country School. Rudolph raised turkeys to help purchase his farm south of Arnegard. He lived in Watford City and farmed south of Arnegard his entire adult life. He entered the Good Shepherd Home in 2005. Rudolph continued to be a true farmer at heart. He enjoyed talking about his farming days and the current farm economy. Even though his nieces and nephews always called him Uncle Rudolph, he was also known to many as Rudy.
Rudolph is survived by: four nieces, Elaine (Craig) Lorntson, Bismarck, N.D., Carol (Dave) Kaminski, Bartlett, Tenn., Linda (Phil) Ray, Bellevue, Neb., Nancy (Tom) Irmen, Coleharbor, N.D., and one nephew, Rick (Linda) Stoveland, Golva, N.D.
Rudolph was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Norman and Melvin; sisters, Esther Adams and an infant sister.