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Gustafson benefit May 23 at VFW

Olaf Gustafson

A benefit will be held for Paula Gustafson, wife of the late Olaf "Coon" Gustafson of Mapleton, on Thursday, May 23 at the West Fargo VFW.

Gustafson passed away April 21 after a three-year battle with a variety of medical conditions. He suffered a brain hemorrhage at the age of 56 and was transferred to the ICE at at Joseph's in St. Paul where he experienced cardiac arrest. He later experienced kidney failure while at Sanford, started dialysis and received a kidney in December of last year. He suffered a heart attack in April and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which spread to his liver. He also had diabetes and was blind.

The benefit, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. will feature sloppy joes, and a silent auction and bake sale. Sponsors include: John Deere, Thrivent Lutheran, Alsager Ranch, 1st International Bank in West Fargo, Hornbachers, PanOGold Bakery and many more.

Everyone is welcome to attend.