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Amund A. Kloster 1812-1886 Carrie Andersdaughter Huglum 1820-1900 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Andrena Kloster-Rykke 1880-? Andrena Kloster-Rykke 1880-? Carrie Kloster-Egland 1874-1942 Martha Kloster 1879-1953 Josa Kloster 1885-1962 Alma Kloster 1889-1973 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931

Amund Anderson Kloster 1812 - 1886 & Carrie Andersdaughter Huglum 1820 - 1900 must have been strong and determined people. When they boarded an immigrant ship in Bergen Norway in 1855 with 6 children, ages 10 to 2, their goal was to reach the Norwegian community in northeastern Iowa. They crossed the Atlantic and arrived in Quebec Canada, made their way to Chicago Illinois, then on to Decorah Iowa and finally purchased land on Iris Road near Ossian Iowa. Being simple, probably illiterate, Norwegian farmers unable to speak French or English, this had to have been a difficult passage. To survive the Iowa winters they excavated a hillside dugout until they could build a cabin. After a few years of apparently successful farming they'd built a frame house, farm buildings and had 2 more children. Amund lived to be 74 and Carrie died at 81. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Aanen Knudsen Stangeland 1825-1902 Gertrude Stensland-Stangeland 1834-1906 John Stangeland 1876-1954 Bertha Jacobson-Stangeland Bernice Stangeland-Berryman Claus Andreas Stangeland 1865-1909 Ingeborg Gurine Stangeland 1861-1931 Anna Bergitte Stangeland 1863-1947 Samuel Kristian Stangeland 1867-1939 Kristine Jorgine "Chestina" Stangeland 1860-1890 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Thomas Adolph Stangeland 1872-1906

Aanen & Gertrude Stangeland were the founding parents of our branch of the Stangeland family in America. Aanen was born Nov. 15, 1825 in Norway and emigrated to America May 20, 1854 settling near Ossian, Iowa. He married Gertrude Stensland from Hjelmeland, Norway May 9, 1857, he was 32 and she was 23. Together they built the first Stangeland farm on the banks of Nutting Creek on Granite Road near Ossian, Iowa. They reared 9 children. Aanen worked at times as a surveyor. He died March 12, 1902 and Gertrude died June 8, 1906. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Josa Kloster 1885-1962 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Andrena Kloster-Rykke 1880-? Carrie Kloster-Egland 1874-1942 Martha Kloster 1879-1953 Carrie Andersdaughter Huglum 1820-1900 Carrie Kloster-Egland 1874-1942 Martha Kloster 1879-1953 Andrena Kloster-Rykke 1880-? Josa Kloster 1885-1962 Alma Kloster 1889-1973 Elmer Kloster 1893-1960 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Odena Stangeland 1905-? Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984

Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 (with beard) was the son of Amund & Carrie Kloster who immigrated from Norway. Anders and his wife Inger Quale-Kloster 1855-1915 reared 7 children on this farm near Ossian Iowa that they inherited from Amund Kloster. The adult family is standing around the family gravestone, Emma Kloster Stangeland, wife of Joseph A. Stangeland, stands to the right her parents. The mid life extended family is gathered in front of the old farm home, and the young family in the inset is seated in front of a family home in Decorah Iowa. The car is Joseph & Emma Stangeland's 1915 Paige, it was considered a luxury car of the time so it shows that farming in the early years of the 20th century was very profitable. None of the children stayed with the Kloster farm, it was sold and the house went to ruin in the 1940's and was lost. We're extremely lucky to have these few photographs of our early Kloster relatives and homes, most were lost over the decades. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Jesse Jefferson Rogers 1863-1914 Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Matthew Mark Rogers 1874-1957 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Callie Rogers-Pruitt 1896-1985 Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003 Della Rogers-Grimes 1902-1987 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Callie Rogers-Pruitt 1896-1985 Della Rogers-Grimes 1902-1987 Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003 John Rogers 1898-1990 John Rogers 1898-1990 Frederick Rogers 1822-1912 Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Phariba Elizabeth Hurst-Rollo 1887-1975 Ralph Rogers 1905-1922 Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003

This work celebrates the lives of Jesse Jefferson Rogers 1863-1914, 51 yrs. & Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966, 93 yrs. The Rogers clans settled in the Holley community on the shores of Santa Rosa Sound on a bayou call Boggy Bayou in the early 19th century. They intermarried with local Creek indians and became fishermen. Jesse made his living laying long nets with a wooden row boat catching mullet and other fish. He was also boat builder. He and Lillie had six children including Maudie Rogers-Hudson, a grandmother of the Florida branch of the Stangeland family. Their children in the work are shown when young at the center, Lillian Hudson-Pleasant is standing on the porch of the old family church in Holley and Jesse's father Fredrick Rogers is standing left of seated Lillie with a child. Jesse died at 51 and Lillie lived another 52 years and always considered him her only husband to the end. My mother told me she insisted on being buried the day after she died without embalming because no man had ever touched her in her entire life except Jesse and even in death she didn't want the undertaker to handle her. That is deep true love. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

This work celebrates Joseph and Emma Stangeland on their honeymoon in 1908 visiting relatives in the old country Norway. To the left is the family hunting lodge high in the local mountains. To the right Emma in a skiff with relatives; she wrote on the back of the photo, "Uncle Lars Kvale is giving us a boat ride on a large lake by his home called the Opheriues Vandet. Andrena, Emma, Uncle Lars and his wife - 1908.” Joseph and Emma's wedding photo is at center, taken when they married in 1904. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948

This work honors my grandparents Joseph & Emma Stangeland. They were married in 1904 and between then and 1914 built most of the basic structures on their Iowa farm. The top venue shows the simple 2 story house they built in 1905; in later years they added additional rooms, porches and balconies for their growing family. They became mainly dairy farmers, Emma is shown milking a cow called Dragos. They also raised sheep, hogs, and chickens and planted corn, oats, and alfalfa on their 40 acres which became 120 acres over the next 30 years. The bottom venue shows the main barn being framed in 1907 and the finished barn in 1909. It was a beautiful and very successful farm in the early years and a great place for us children to grow up. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Elmer Arthur Stangeland Elmer Arthur Stangeland Elmer Arthur Stangeland Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Odena Stangeland 1905-? Odena Stangeland 1905-? Anna Bergitte Stangeland 1863-1947 Anna Bergitte Stangeland 1863-1947 Samuel Kristian Stangeland 1867-1939 Elmer Kloster 1893-1960 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948

This family history work celebrates the children of Joseph & Emma Stangeland; Thomas, Gertrude, Ernest, Elmer, and Odena (adopted) all born between 1905 and 1923. This is the best photo of the old Stangeland home we have, unfortunately my brother Phil & I at 4 and 5 yrs, burned it to ground level in 1951 trying to smoke out the mice and rats that lived in the ceiling and walls of our bedroom and terrified us for years. It was rebuilt the following year on the old basement walls.

The school in the Yammerdal Valley (below right surrounded by Stangeland corn fields) was attended by several generations of Stangelands and yes, we walked to school every day all winter except through the worst blizzards. All of the young girls in the work are Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe; she taught grades 1 through 8 at Dover #7 for several years. The boy in the calf-cart is Elmer, the youngest son. He built this cart and the harness, trained this calf to pull it and rode it to school every day for several years.

Special note to Stangeland descendants: The woman in white sitting on the ground beside the horse and standing next to the buggy holding Gertrude Is Odena. She was adopted when she was 4 or so and helped rear the children and did household chores until she married. When the family got the deadly Bird Flu in 1918 she came back and nursed them through it. Without her dedication, Emma and Joseph may have died and there would be no descendants of this branch of the family, it usually killed the young healthy adults like Joseph and Emma. Thank you Odena wherever you are!
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Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Odena Stangeland 1905-? Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984 Aanen Knudsen Stangeland 1825-1902 Gertrude Stensland-Stangeland 1834-1906

This work celebrates the lives of Emma Kloster Stangeland & Joseph Stangeland, our Norwegian grandparents and their parents Aanen & Gertrude Stangeland, and Anders & Inger Kloster. The farm in the upper venue was built by Aanen & Gertrude and the farm in the lower venue was Joseph & Emma’s. My grandmother Emma took family photographs with her Brownie camera from 1904 until she died in 1946. It was an amazing camera, the images she left us are an invaluable heritage and have allowed her descendants to reconstruct and appreciate the lives that they lived. We'll be using them for years to come. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)


Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Francis MacFadden Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Raford Christopher Hudson 1904-1987 Joseph Edgar Hudson 1908-1955 Jesse Amos Hudson 1906-1972 Martin Clabron Hudson 1910-1976 Charlene Kingry Sharon Kingry Simon David Hudson 1913-1996 Lois Hudson-Lay Maudie-Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Helen Hudson

This composition honors the memory of Christopher Claiborne Hudson 1879 - 1957 and Annie Lavalia Marston-Hudson 1870 - 1927. They reared 6 sons including Braxson Edward Hudson 1901 - 1963, father of Lucille Hudson-Stangeland. At the age of 12 Christopher started working with his father cutting dead pine wood and selling it for firewood to steamboat operators in Pensacola. He later worked in a logging camp in Wright Florida (pictured with his oxen in the inset). He also worked at the Bagdad lumber mill. Before area bridges were built he became a licensed boat captain in 1937 and transported passengers and cargo from Milton to Pensacola. He also served as pastor at a church in the Niceville/Valparaiso area. (Thanks Lillian Pleasant for this valuable life info about C.C.) (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Jesse Jefferson Rogers 1863-1914 Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Ralph Rogers 1905-1922 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Callie Rogers-Pruitt 1896-1985 Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003 Della Rogers-Grimes 1902-1987 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963

This is my favorite of all the photos I've ever seen of my grandparents Braxson Hudson & Maudie Rogers. The original was taken on a loading dock on near Maudie's family home on East Bay in Holley Florida in 1921. Braxson was courting Maudie and it was successful, they married the following year in 1922, she was 15, he was 21. We trimmed them out of the original and moved them to the shore of East Bay and included a few of Maudie's siblings and her parents. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Raford Christopher Hudson 1904-1987 Joseph Edgar Hudson 1908-1955

"Fiddling Brack Hudson and Brothers Five: They entertained from the early 1920's to the 1940's. This photograph was taken September 6, 1938. From left, Ray Hudson, Bass Banjo (that he made), was a carpenter, boat builder and retired from Civil Service; Edgar Hudson, Tenor Banjo, owned Edgar's Grocery, served on the City Council for nine years and as Mayor from 1948 until 1950; Grady Barnes, Banjo, retired from the L&N Railroad; Brack Hudson, Fiddle, was the Champion Fiddler of Northwest Florida, was a carpenter and served on the Santa Rosa County School Board; Leonard Wolfe, Guitar, worked at the Post Office and later became the Postmaster; Grover Barnes, Guitar, retired from Civil Service.

The band was hired to play for dances at the Imogene Theater, Johnson, Hoodless and Bayview Pavilions, Floridatown Inn and Sanders Beach. They also played Gospel music for revivals. They had a weekly 30-minute WCOA Radio Show that broadcasted from the top floor of the San Carlos Hotel in Pensacola. Along with radio broadcasts, there were personal appearances at schools and community centers in Florida and Alabama where they performed a Comedy Minstrel Show. They had a strong following. Friends and neighbors would travel just to listen and fellowship during their practice sessions which sometimes lasted to early morning. Even now, you can overhear some of the old-timers, friends and families say, 'Remember the time...?'" SOURCE: THE SANTA ROSA PRESS-GAZETTE, 06/30/1994, by ROSA ELLA HUDSON (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)


Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Lois Hudson-Lay Lois Hudson-Lay Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Francis MacFadden Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Ernest Michael Stangeland Ernest Michael Stangeland Hulon Clabron Hudson Hulon Clabron Hudson Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 James O'Neal Pleasant 1920-2010 Tresia Pleasant

This work honors our heritage from Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963, and Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998. They reared 7 children including Lillian Hudson-Pleasant, Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996, Lorraine Hudson-Kingry, Hulon Clabron Hudson, Lois Hudson-Lay, Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002, and the cherished oldest son Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944, who tragically died in an auto accident while on leave from his service in the American submarine fleet.

I've long wanted to bring Edward and the Hudson family together in one work and this family classic seemed appropriate. The photo of the central group is from 1948 and Edward in his Navy uniform 1944, not long before he died. He's also to the right of the group as a child and in the groups to the rear with his mother & grandmother (left) and sisters lucille & Lillian (right). The Hudson home was the birthplace of all Maudie's children and many of her grandchildren. Six or seven generations of descendants have cherished memories of family celebrations held in the modest home she and Braxson lived in all their adult lives.

The small dark house in the upper right was built by Ernest Stangeland and Jim Pleasant during the early WII years so their wives, Lillian Pleasant and Lucille Stangeland had quarters for their growing families while they were away fighting the war. After leaving the home Braxson moved it and attached it to his home creating the right angle extension. They left a wealth of memories for hundreds of people. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)



Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Lois Hudson-Lay Lois Hudson-Lay Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Hulon Clabron Hudson Hulon Clabron Hudson Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Tresia Pleasant Della Rogers-Grimes 1902-1987 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Mary Williams Reverend Joe Bamberg Reverend Joe Bamberg

This work is dedicated to our wonderful grandmother Maudie Rogers-Hudson 1907 to 1998. She was full of love and shared it with her family and friends, her church and her hobby, fishing

At center forefront she stands with her first born son Edward who died at 20 in 1944. The bottom left panel with Braxson, their gravestone and young family in 1942 at Fundy Bayou where they had a fishing camp for many years. Bottom right, the mature family at Fundy; Maudie is showing off her string of fish with Lorraine, and at 14 she's in the boat with Della Hudson and Mary Williams. Maudie attended the First Baptist Church of Milton Florida all her life, top right. She, Linda, and Lucille are standing with Reverend Joe Bamberg, the family pastor for many decades. Top left is the old home place with family members from the late 1950's. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)



Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Elmer Arthur Stangeland Elmer Arthur Stangeland Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014

Ernest Stangeland and the farm he and our family grew up on. The Stangeland clan came from Norway and settled in NE Iowa in the 1850's. Farming was very profitable and 4 generations did very well up to the early 1950's when small farms became unprofitable. All the Stangelands moved on to other states and now there's only a few worn tombstones in the old Lutheran graveyard to mark our presence there. It was a wonderful place for us children to grow up and the older children, Phil, Janice, and I missed it for decades and always considered it our true home.


My father Ernest Stangeland would have been 97 on April 1, 2016, he’s been gone for 29 years (wow, it’s really been that long?). We discovered he played guitar from this photo in the multi-family collection and also discovered from his high school annual that he was a singer, sang in the Boys Glee Club, a mixed chorus, and a boys quartet which performed “Goin’ Home” by Antonín Dvo?ák. He was also played clarinet in the high school band! I was stunned, he never mentioned he was a musician and singer even during all the years I and other family members learned to play music and/or sing. This new work celebrates Dad’s early life and music. Here he stands in his hometown Ossian, Iowa in ca. 1935 (Ossian has changed little all these years, going there is like going back in time). The people on the old car are his sister and brothers, he’s sitting on the bumper. His later life was very difficult but he had a wonderful youth.


Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996

Here's the Stangeland family on the rocky edge of existence where life ends and the endless sea of the universe begins. They saw more change in their short lives than any generation in human history and dealt with it well. They lost many battles but won the vital ones, they were loved and are missed by many. So long Mom, Dad, Janice and Phillip. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Thomas A. Stangeland 1909-1957 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Gertrude Stangeland-Kleppe 1913-1984

Here's a surreal fantasy composition that brings the ghosts of the Stangeland family together in an old haunting southern woodland. Love seeing the children mingling with the adults and seniors. Imagine the conversations. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Emma Kloster-Stangeland 1882-1946 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Joseph Adolph Stangeland 1874-1948 Anders Amundson Kloster 1847-1931 Inger Quale Kloster 1855-1915 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 Josa Kloster 1885-1962 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014

Converging lives - our Norwegian past. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)


Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 had wonderful creative gardens everywhere she lived all her life. At her last home in Navarre she built this wonderful pond and filled it with beautiful plants, fish, frogs, and insects. It was her joy and the centerpiece of her gardens.


Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Hudson-Pleasant Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Tresia Pleasant-Schinkel Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lois Hudson-Lay Lois Hudson-Lay Hulon Clabron Hudson Hulon Clabron Hudson Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 James O'Neal Pleasant 1920-2010

Lillian Hudson-Pleasant: the early years, ca. 1926 to 1950. The composition is anchored by photo of Lillian at the center, ca.19 yrs in 1944-5. At upper left: the Hudson family stands in the yard of the old family home on Chumuckla Hwy. Lillian is the blonde girl in front at 5 years. Bottom left: the Hudson family in front of the small cabin Ernie Stangeland and Jim Pleasant built for Lucille and Lillian to live in while they were away fighting WWII. Upper right a small church in Holley that was very important to Lillian, she and sister Lucille stand in front with their pants rolled from a photo in Iowa 1952. Bottom right: a modern photo of Willings Street in Milton FL, the family hometown. Right panel: Lillian & Jim enjoying a day at the beach in 1941.



 

Janice Stangeland 1944-2014 as a child, a teenager and an adult. She was a trusted friend to many, a wonderful mother, a kind and caring step mom to Phillip and his children for many years. She overcame enormous difficulties and was loved by many. Goodbye Jan, we’ll miss you always. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Janice Stangeland 1944-2014 Memories of sister Jan inspired this playful piece, the background is Pond Creek at Arcadia Mill.

 
Here's a work Kim & I just finished dedicated to the memory my brother Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948 - 2014. He surfed when he was young, spent a couple of years in the Army during the Vietnam War, then spent many years rebuilding his old home in Milton Fl. He did a lot of construction during his career but also worked a supply boat for oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, operated a crane, was an electrician, a mechanic and anything else he decided to do. He was smart and tough but wore his old body out doing the hard labor work all his life and died young. So long Phil, you are loved and missed by many. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

Shelley Stangeland Miller Brady Michael Miller Anders Stangeland Miller Ernest Michael Stangeland

Here's a work Kim & I just finished to celebrate the most beautiful girl in the world Lauren Elizabeth Miller. The artwork in the center was created by Lauren when she was about 6 years old, it shows amazing depth and complexity in this hand drawn piece. (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)

 

 

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