Carlyn Stadum, 79, of Pelican Rapids

Published 10:06am Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Updated 12:27pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Carlyn Stadum, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.0709.obit.Stadum

Carlyn Ann Gullingsrud was born Oct. 9, 1933, in Thief River Falls, to John and Maymie Isabella (Anderson) Gullingsrud. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. She attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951.

She married Donald LeRoy Stadum on May 7, 1952, at Sheyenne, Wyo., while Don was serving in the Air Force.

While Don was stationed overseas, Carlyn lived with Don’s sister in California.

After that they moved to St. Cloud, where they lived from 1960-1965. They then moved to Benson where they resided until 1971; then to Paynesville, where they lived from 1971-1974. After that, they settled in Pelican Rapids. Carlyn worked at the elementary school in Pelican Rapids for a few years and then worked as a nurse’s aid.

She went back to college and received her LPN license in 1983.

She worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids for quite a few years.

Her husband died in 1986. After that she lived in several places including Alexandria, Paynesville and Fergus Falls, before returning to Pelican Rapids eight years ago.

Carlyn enjoyed her coffee company. She liked to visit with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

She also enjoyed the ladies from Bethel Church in Fergus Falls. Card playing with Pete and Helen and John and Harriet was always a fun time for Carlyn.

She is survived by five children, Paula (Keith) Lang of Paynesville, Jeff (Lynn) Stadum of Pelican Rapids, Linda (Duane) Ishaug of Pelican Rapids, Karin (Mark) Roach of Brainerd, Craig Stadum of Audubon; 10 grandchildren, Shawn (Kelly) Lang, Ryan (Melissa) Lang, Aaron (fianceé Maria) Lang, Kristin (Matt) Kerzman, Brittany Stadum, Jason Stadum, Erin Stadum, Katie Stadum, Alisha (fiancé Ryan Schroeder) Roach, Andrew (Brianna Beach) Roach; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Abigail, Faith, Grace, Dezmond; one sister, Helen Barstad of Bismarck, N.D.; a half-brother, Don (Emy) Gullingsrud, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Harriet Gullingsrud of Bismarck, N.D.; a half-brother, Jim Gullingsrud; and many nieces and nephews.

Carlyn was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 1986; her parents; an infant daughter, Laura Stadum; and three siblings, Marilyn, John and Thomas.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service on Thursday

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Clergy: Lay Pastor Al Grothe

Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids

Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids



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