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Ida Hushagen

November 24, 1927 — August 21, 2023

“Trudie” Ida Caroline (née Goebel) Hushagen was born November 24, 1927 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Adolph Paul Goebel and Hazel Magdelene Fawver Goebel. She died August 21, 2023 in Bismarck, ND.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 9, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 615 E Turnpike Ave, Bismarck.

Burial will be held at Fairview cemetery, Erskine, MN, next spring.

At the age of two, her family moved to San Diego and then to Burbank, California. She grew up in North Hollywood, California with two brothers. Later in life, Trudie was reborn through baptism as a child of god. She confirmed her faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Hollywood. Evie, a parish worker, was an important spiritual guide for Trudie. Evie encouraged Trudie to attend LBI, Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis.

Her faith grew when she moved to Minnesota to attend LBI in Minneapolis. It was there that she met Berton Hushagen. They were married and began a journey of faith together. While Berton continued studies at Augsburg College and Luther Seminary, Trudie provided financial support working at Augsburg Publishing, Calvary Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Hospital and Luther Seminary Library.

Trudie and Berton were blessed with three children, Brian, Paul and Nora. The family served in parishes in Minnesota, Utah, and Wisconsin. Throughout Berton’s ministry, Trudie provided support as church secretary, homemaker and most importantly loving mother. Her faith was shared with her family, church members and all with whom she came in contact with each day. She loved her children as any mother would, and enriched those relationships by daily examples of her faith and commitment to God’s love and forgiveness. Her life was one of grace and that was freely given to her children.

Trudie shared the love of a large family. That family included her own, and all of Berton’s siblings, parents, grandparents and cousins. She received the gift of twelve sisters and eleven brothers when she married Berton. Trudie and her extended family shared faith and grew together in God’s grace. Her family’s outpouring of Love and respect have reflected that bond in Christ.

Losing Berton in death, changed Trudie’s life path, but not her faith in God. She found a new faith home in Bethel Lutheran Church. The faith community she found in Bethel sustained her life. Prayer, devotion and meditation remained a constant in her life. God, and His Love as shown through the offering of his Son for her forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance kept her an ever faithful and loving servant of God.

Preceding her in death are her Father, Adolph and mother, Hazel; Husband, Berton; Son Paul Anton; Brothers James (Jim) and Robert (Bob) Goebel; Brother-in-laws Pervin Hushagen. Arvid Hushagen, Cyrus Ellsworth, Leroy Iseminger, John Gilmore; Sister-in-laws Norma Linstroth, Verna Ellsworth, Inez Hushagen, Orpha Iseminger, Lorraine Hushagen and Karleen Hushagen. 

Survivors: Son, Brian of Bismarck, ND; Daughter, Nora (Eric) McDonnell of Austin, TX; Grandsons, Reuben (Signe) Hushagen, Luke (Kimberly) Hushagen, Sean (Monica) Hushagen and Brayden McDonnell; Great-grandson, Henrik Hushagen; Jean Rolandelli, Mother of Trudie's grandsons Reuben, Luke and Sean; Bob Goebel and Jim Goebel's children and grandchildren; Sister-in-laws, Helen Goebel, Marlice Gilmore. Naomi Moe, Iola Person, Joanne (Orlin) Lachelt; Brother-in-laws, Arlow (Isabelle) Hushagen, Norris (Cheryl) Hushagen; Special Norwegian daughter Thora Brekke and family; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. 

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Ida Hushagen Bulletin.pdf
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