Ernest Joseph Stangeland

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Ernest Joseph Stangeland
1919-1987


Ernest's wife
Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland

1927-1996
Ernest Stangeland was the 3rd child of Emma Kloster-Stangeland and Joseph Stangeland. He was reared on the family farm near Ossian, Iowa. Emma and Joseph were third generation descendants of Norwegian immigrants. They spoke Norwegian on the farm and in the Iowa community; Ernest didn’t learn English until he started grammar school. Their farm was primarily a dairy farm, they maintained a herd of milk cows, raised hogs, chickens, and for a while had a sheep herd. From when the farm was built in about 1904 until the early 1950's draught horses were used to till the soil, plant and harvest the crops, and do the other heavy labor. To feed the animals they grew about 100 acres of corn and also grew alfalfa, oats, and for the family maintained a large vegetable garden. Ernest learned farming from his father and older brother Thomas and when he returned from his wartime service in the Navy in 1948, he took over the farm. He farmed it successfully until about 1954. His wife Lucille did not like the farm life so they sold their part of the farm and moved to Milton, Florida 1956. Ernest got a job on a road building crew for a year then got hired as an airplane mechanic at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. He worked there until he retired in about 1975. He helped manage an apartment building in Milton for a few years during retirement, traveled to see relatives, and generally lived a relaxed life during his final years.

 

 

Ernest and Lucille Stangeland's Children:

Janice Marie Stangeland
1944-2014

Ernest Michael Stangeland

Phillip Wayne Stangeland

1948-2014

Phyllis Kay Stangeland-Euler

Mark Edward Stangeland
         

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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.

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

My father Ernest Stangeland was born on April 1, 1919. 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 Dvorák. 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.

 

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