Sagstuen, Raymond Arnold (1922-1999)

Raymond Sagstuen, 76, Newfolden, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

Raymond Arnold Sagstuen was born Feb. 20, 1922, the son of Ludvig and Ragna (Moberg) Sagstuen, in Viking, Minn. He attended school in Holt, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Marles Peterson on Sept. 26, 1944, in Thief River Falls. He worked for the Alton Carlson store in Holt and later purchased the Holt Mercantile with his brother, Louis, and operated it until 1952. They moved to Duluth until 1958, when they moved to Grand Forks. He worked for Base Exchange at Grand Forks Air Force Base and Sear’s store. In 1974, they moved to their farm in Newfolden Township, Marshall County, Minn.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Renae (David) Myers and Mardell (Jerry) Humble, both of Grand Forks, and Julie (Lee) Norman, East Grand Forks; sons, Gary (Lynette), Grand Forks, and James, Newfolden; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Dorothy Morkrid, Baudette, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Vivian Sagstuen, Newfolden.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Louis and Arnold; and a sister, Margaret Peterson.

[Interred Holt cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky