Alvin Gordon Hjelmstad, 19222001 (aged 79 years)

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Name
Alvin Gordon /Hjelmstad/
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Record #5

Birth August 7, 1922 40 32
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Record #6

Baptism July 21, 1923 41 33 (aged 11 months)
Birth of a sisterClarice Hjelmstad
May 29, 1925 (aged 2 years)
Baptism of a sisterClarice Hjelmstad
July 5, 1925 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterRuth Hjelmstad
June 18, 1927 (aged 4 years)
Baptism of a sisterRuth Hjelmstad
August 14, 1927 (aged 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHans Jorgensen Hjelmstad
January 19, 1933 (aged 10 years)
Milit-Beg March 8, 1945 (aged 22 years)
Anecdote November 1, 1945 (aged 23 years)

Note: Al deployed for 11 months of military service outside the continental U.S. in Japan. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. He served as a heavy construction equipment operator with the 695th Engr. Base Equipment Company and achieved the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.
Milit-End November 20, 1946 (aged 24 years)
Burial of a fatherAnton Hansen Hjelmstad

Burial of a motherAnna Nelson

Description
6' 1" tall, 155 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair
November 20, 1946 (aged 24 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherSever Nelson
March 9, 1949 (aged 26 years)
Note: Coronary disease
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSever Nelson
March 12, 1949 (aged 26 years)
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Document #20

Baptism January 28, 1950 67 59 (aged 27 years)
Death of a fatherAnton Hansen Hjelmstad
August 29, 1957 (aged 35 years)
Anecdote 1970 (aged 47 years)
Note: Dad's Long Spelling Joke
Anecdote May 8, 1976 (aged 53 years)
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Casper Star Tribune, May, 1976

Note: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin G. Hjelmstad of Mills were hono…

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin G. Hjelmstad of Mills were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary May 8, at a reception at St. Anthony's Parish Center.

The occaison was hosted by their children, Diane, Bill, and Tony.

The couple was married May 9, 1954, in Mahnomen, Minn., and have lived in the Casper area since returning from their wedding trip.

Their hobbies include restoring antique cars. One of the cars, a 1950 Pontiac, the same make and model as their honeymoon car, was completed the day of their anniversary celebration. Their other hobbies included boating and fishing, square dancing and hunting.

Hjelmstad is employed by the Amoco refinery in Casper, and Mrs. Hjelmstad is a fifth grade teacher at Mountain View School.

Death of a motherAnna Nelson
June 7, 1976 (aged 53 years)
Death of a sisterMyrtle Beatrice Hjelmstad
January 15, 1979 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a sisterMyrtle Beatrice Hjelmstad
January 18, 1979 (aged 56 years)
Anecdote 1998 (aged 75 years)
Note: Looking at Tombstones
Death August 11, 2001 (aged 79 years)
Note: Cardiac Arrest
Cremation August 14, 2001 (3 days after death)
Burial August 15, 2001 (4 days after death)
Anecdote 2003 (1 year after death)

Note: Thecla remembered that they all missed him dearly…

Thecla remembered that they all missed him dearly as he left a large empty hole in their family life. The children wrote an eulogy for the funeral, which they had Father Carr read. It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful loving father. He deserved every word.. It was a good life. Al and Thecla have traveled a few places. They loved to visit and play new golf courses as they traveled. Al had only 8 grades formal education, but took correspondence school and completed his high school with a grade point average of 94 - this with no help but books!. He was a very bright person upon whom his correspondence English teachers said had ability to write. After completing his high school, he signed up for and completed 3 years of Construction Engineering, with eligibility for a scholarship to complete his last year. He felt his family was more important than getting his degree, and didn't finish his last year. Again his Grade point average was very high. He worked as a equipment operator and crane operator at the Refinery, and was very proud of being home with his family every night. Al, like his mother, was a gentle person, but loved to dance. He was very good at dancing, and many a gal tried to maneuver to get to dance with him. I think the thing I miss most about Al is our dancing the Waltz.

Family with parents
father
Anton Hjelmstad 2
18821957
Birth: March 31, 1882 26 33Norway
Death: August 29, 1957Milton, Cavalier County, North Dakota
mother
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18901976
Birth: May 1, 1890 26 39Brocket, North Dakota
Death: June 7, 1976Cavalier, North Dakota
elder sister
Funeral Myrtle Slama 1979
19161979
Birth: October 16, 1916 34 26East Alma Twp., Cavalier County, North Dakota
Death: January 15, 1979Cavalier, North Dakota
2 years
elder sister
mrs.holo
19182009
Birth: December 19, 1918 36 28Milton, North Dakota
Death: December 18, 2009Maple Manor Care Center, Langdon, North Dakota
4 years
himself
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19222001
Birth: August 7, 1922 40 32Milton, North Dakota
Death: August 11, 2001Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
3 years
younger sister
19252016
Birth: May 29, 1925 43 35Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota
Death: June 4, 2016Maple Manor Care Center, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota
2 years
younger sister
19272007
Birth: June 18, 1927 45 37Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota
Death: November 11, 2007Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Larimore, North Dakota
sister
Private
Family with Agnes Thecla Walz
himself
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19222001
Birth: August 7, 1922 40 32Milton, North Dakota
Death: August 11, 2001Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
wife
son
son
Private
daughter
Private
Private + Agnes Thecla Walz
partner’s partner
Private
wife
BirthBaptismal Register, Record Type: Certificate of Baptism
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Record #6

BaptismAlvin Gordon Hjelmstad Baptism record
Milit-BegAlvin G. Hjelmstad Army enlistment record: Alvin G. Hjelmstad Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge, Record Info: United States Army, 20 November 1946
AnecdoteAlvin G. Hjelmstad Army enlistment record: Alvin G. Hjelmstad Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge, Record Info: United States Army, 20 November 1946
Milit-EndAlvin G. Hjelmstad Army enlistment record: Alvin G. Hjelmstad Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge, Record Info: United States Army, 20 November 1946
Milit-EndDischarge Papers Alvin Hjelmstad 1946: Discharge Papers Alvin Hjelmstad 1946
DescriptionAlvin G. Hjelmstad Army enlistment record: Alvin G. Hjelmstad Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge, Record Info: United States Army, 20 November 1946
BaptismBaptismal Register, Record Type: Certificate of Baptism
AnecdoteDad's Long Spelling Joke, Record Type: PDF
AnecdoteAnniversary Alvin and Thecla Hjelmstad 1976, Record Type: pdf
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Casper Star Tribune, May, 1976

AnecdotePhoto Al and Tex Hjelmstad at Mahnomen Cemetery, Record Type: Photo
NameAlvin Gordon Hjelmstad Baptism record
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Record #5

DeathAlvin G. Hjelmstad death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Alvin G. Hjelmstad, Number: no. 132663
CremationAlvin G. Hjelmstad death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Alvin G. Hjelmstad, Number: no. 132663
BurialAlvin G. Hjelmstad funeral card, Record Type: Funeral Card, Subject: Alvin G. Hjelmstad
BurialAlvin G. Hjelmstad, Veterans Burial Record, Record Type: Veteran's Burial Records, Subject: online database, Second Person: Department of Veterans Affairs, Second Location: http://www.archives.com, Series: Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, File Reference: Alvin G. Hjelmstad
AnecdoteWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
Anecdote

Al deployed for 11 months of military service outside the continental U.S. in Japan. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. He served as a heavy construction equipment operator with the 695th Engr. Base Equipment Company and achieved the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.

Anecdote

Dad's Long Spelling Joke

Anecdote

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin G. Hjelmstad of Mills were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary May 8, at a reception at St. Anthony's Parish Center.

The occaison was hosted by their children, Diane, Bill, and Tony.

The couple was married May 9, 1954, in Mahnomen, Minn., and have lived in the Casper area since returning from their wedding trip.

Their hobbies include restoring antique cars. One of the cars, a 1950 Pontiac, the same make and model as their honeymoon car, was completed the day of their anniversary celebration. Their other hobbies included boating and fishing, square dancing and hunting.

Hjelmstad is employed by the Amoco refinery in Casper, and Mrs. Hjelmstad is a fifth grade teacher at Mountain View School.

Anecdote

Looking at Tombstones

Death

Cardiac Arrest

Anecdote

Thecla remembered that they all missed him dearly as he left a large empty hole in their family life. The children wrote an eulogy for the funeral, which they had Father Carr read. It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful loving father. He deserved every word.. It was a good life. Al and Thecla have traveled a few places. They loved to visit and play new golf courses as they traveled. Al had only 8 grades formal education, but took correspondence school and completed his high school with a grade point average of 94 - this with no help but books!. He was a very bright person upon whom his correspondence English teachers said had ability to write. After completing his high school, he signed up for and completed 3 years of Construction Engineering, with eligibility for a scholarship to complete his last year. He felt his family was more important than getting his degree, and didn't finish his last year. Again his Grade point average was very high. He worked as a equipment operator and crane operator at the Refinery, and was very proud of being home with his family every night. Al, like his mother, was a gentle person, but loved to dance. He was very good at dancing, and many a gal tried to maneuver to get to dance with him. I think the thing I miss most about Al is our dancing the Waltz.