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Eileen Aultman

Eileen Aultman, age 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a courageous seven year battle with cancer, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, under the care of CHI Hospice.

Eileen Yvonne Aultman was born July 5, 1937, on a farm in Kidder County, the daughter of Arthur and Inez (Nelson) Giesler. She lived and enjoyed life on a farm most of her life. She attended school in Crystal Springs, ND, from the 1st grade through the 4th grade. She then attended school in Medina, ND, for the 5th grade through the 12th grade, and graduated from Medina in 1955.

On October 7, 1955, she married Robert “Bob” Jaff at Crystal Springs Methodist Church. They lived south of Cleveland, ND, for a while, and then bought a farm north of Cleveland. They adopted a son, Loren Gene, in 1962. In 1965, they moved to Carrington to work on the farm of Olaf and Ann Gussiaas. That spring they also adopted a daughter, Tami Lynn. They worked for the Gussiaas farm for 13 years. In 1978, they moved into Carrington and Eileen worked at the Chieftain, as well as at Golden Acres Manor. On June 1, 1979, Bob was taken to heaven. 

On August 14, 1981, Eileen married Maynard Aultman at the Federated Church in Carrington. They lived in Carrington and enjoyed traveling often, including trips of a lifetime to Alaska and Hawaii.

Eileen was a member of the Federated Church, Guild, Circle, Senior Citizens, and the Carrington Health Center Auxiliary.

She enjoyed gardening, doing volunteer work, playing cards, traveling, baking, and helping take care of her grandchildren when they were small. Her family was her life. 

Eileen will be deeply missed by her children, Loren (Becky) Jaff, Spring Creek, NV, and Tami (Dan Beckley) Beckley, Carrington;  two brothers, Conrad (Clarice) Giesler, Boise, ID, and Dennis (Mary) Giesler, Wheatland, WY; three grandchildren, Tyler (Brook) Beckley, Carrington, Danielle (Aaron) Koepplin, Carrington, and Brian (Jordan Pepple) Beckley, Fessenden; six great-grandchildren, Layne Nannenga, Valley City, Kaitlyn Nannenga, Jamestown, McCoy Beckley, Kerigan Koepplin, Carter Beckley and Chevelle Beckley, all of Carrington; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert; her parents, Arthur and Inez (Nelson) Giesler; a grandson Kirk Beckley; a sister Marlys Giesler; and her second husband, Maynard Aultman.

A special thank you to Dr. Shelby Terstriep, Carrington Hospice, Golden Acres Manor and Estates for the care that they provided to Eileen.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carrington Cemetery Association.


Visitation will be Thursday, 9:00AM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:30AM at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Eileen was a good friend of my mother, Gloria Kosse and that is how I got to know her and have some grand times. She was a beautiful lady. May she Rest In Peace and free of pain. Our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time to family.

  2. My condolences to Eileen’s family and friends. Such a quiet, gentle spirit. I enjoyed visiting with her at the Federated Church when I would come to Carrington to visit my mom.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May the memories of Eileen bring you happiness and comfort. I have been blessed to know her and her wonderful family for my entire life. Love you all!

  4. I send my condolences to all of Eileen’s family. Most frequently I would see Eileen, my cousin, when I would visit my parents in Jamestown and she would visit also, but the most recent visits were the surprises she and I had when seeing each other in unusual places, such as at the Scandinavian Festival in Minot and at the Medora Musical; two very busy places one would have trouble finding someone intentionally, but we did it accidentally. I have good memories of her and although I am sad for all of you, I am comforted knowing how much she suffered and that she is now without pain. My prayers are for your comfort and peace.

  5. Sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful lady and friend.

  6. I will always remember Eileen’s giving ways and her big heart! Please know I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Aunt Eileen you will be missed by so many. We know that you are smiling down on all of us, oh that beautiful smile I will never forget. The warm hugs and the calming voice. Goodbye Aunt Eileen, now you can be free of pain and disease for eternity.

    Love and hugs to Tami and Loren and your families during this sad time.

  8. Eileen was such a wonderful person. I would often stop to visit Eileen after I had been to New Rockford to visit my mom. We had a wonderful telephone conversation the end of May. She always had such a positive attitude and encouraging words for others. I will miss my yearly Christmas card and letter and our phone calls. She and Maynard were such a special couple. I have many fond memories of them both. May the Lord comfort her loved ones she has left behind.

  9. We extend our sympathy and condolences to our brother-in-law Loren, sister and sister-in-law, Becky, and the entire family of Mrs Aultman. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Many warm and precious memories of Eileen. Such a gentle and gracious spirit. It has been so many years that I have been able to see/visit with Eileen, but I will never forget her caring nature. She always wanted to teach and lend a hand no matter what. Loren and Tami-I would not recognize you, but many times we were together on Olaf and Ann’s farm. Many memories! My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you. Losing a Mom is hard. Keep the memories close to your heart and remember how soft and gentle your Mom was.

  11. Eileen was such a good friend my dad. Arnold Berg, who would say, with a twinkle in his eye, this is my lady friend! RIP dear lady.


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