Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Gladys Hermina Gustafson, 88, of Cambridge passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the New Brighton Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on April 16, 1919 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota to Burton and Bella Roisland. Gladys grew up in Thief River Falls and attended school through the eighth grade. After her schooling she moved to Minneapolis and worked as a housekeeper for a few years. She moved to Isanti County where she met Roy Gustafson. They were married on March 1, 1941. Roy and Gladys made their home in Isanti County. In 1942 they bought a farm in Athens Township next to his parents and both families worked together farming. Roy and Gladys farmed together for over 27 years and retired from farming in 1969. They spent their retirement years traveling and camping throughout the United States and also enjoyed hobby farming and spending time growing their large vegetable garden. After failing health, Roy passed away in 1986. Gladys remained on the farm until 2000 when she sold it and moved to Pine Village. Gladys enjoyed crocheting, needle work, flower gardening, and playing cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Gary in 1964, husband Roy, sister Bessie Roisland, brothers Obert, Gilmore and Henry Roisland. Gladys is survived by her daughter Janet Gustafson and husband Morry Sorenson of Osakis, son Roger and wife Patsy Gustafson of North Branch, seven grandchildren Sharon and husband Gary Forsyth of South Haven, Susan and husband Mike Dehkes of Cambridge, Michael and wife Heather Ward of Cambridge, Kari Gustafson of Chang Mai, Thailand, Craig Gustafson and fiancée Patty Ryan of Lahoya, CA, Jimmie Ward and fiancée Kelly Sandell of Braham, Brent Gustafson of Ft. Mead, MD, three great grandchildren Ryan Ward, Alissa Ward and Brittany Ward, brother Ben and wife Shirley Roisland of Columbia Heights, sister-in-law Rosie Roisland of Greenbush, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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