Carl Aaland

Carl Aaland, age 96, of Carrington, ND, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Carl Johan Aaland was born on August 27, 1921, in New Rockford, ND, the son of Knut and Jennie (Hjelseth) Aaland. He attended country school until the 8th grade. Carl started farming after the 8th grade on the family farm until July 15, 1942, when he was drafted into the US Army. Due to wounds he sustained on July 26, 1944, he was medically discharged May 10, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Normandy Company, EAME ribbon with 1 Bronze Star for his bravery and service. 

Carl met the love of his life Delores while visiting her brother in Colorado Springs Camp Carson. He was united in marriage to Delores Luttschwager on January 3, 1945, while home on furlough in the Pastors home in Sheyenne, ND. Together they had 2 children Kaylyn and Jennifer. They farmed for 14 years in the Barlow area before he took a job as a school custodian for three and half years. He then worked at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, ND, for 43 years, all the while farming the family land.

Carl was a member of the VFW, American legion and the DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans). Carl was involded with the Steam Threshers for many years. He was also a member of Federated Church, Carrington.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years Delores, Carrington; his daughter Jennifer Arnold; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild on the way; one sister Genevieve Klein, Fargo.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Knut and Jennie; his daughter Kaylyn Schremser, and three brothers, Norman, Arnold and John.

Graveside Service: Saturday, June 2nd at 2:00PM in Carrington Cemetery


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Name:  Irvin John Weeks

Date: 6-14-2018

Message: Dear Delores, My deepest sympathies to you on the passing of Carl. You were both so nice to me at my mother Johanna's funeral in 2004 and sending Christmas cards every year to keep me up with the family news. Lavonne's husband Raj wrote after she passed that," At least we had 49 good years."You and Carl had 73.I send love and prayers to you.


Name: Diane Hagemeister

Date: April 2 2018

Message: Sorry to hear of Carl passing.We sent love and prays for the family. Connie & Dwain called and let us know.


Name: Donald Storwold

Date: 21 March 2018

Message: Sorry to hear of Carl passing away.  Our condolences go out to the family.  Carl and I were good friends for many years. He will surely be missed.