George Kuster George Percy Kuster
1913 - 2003

FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 11 SEP 1913
         Caledonia, North Dakota
MARRIED: Delma STICKLAND
         1938
MARRIED: Lillian OLSON
         24 MAY 1947
         Crookston, Minnesota
MARRIED: Esther BURLINGAME
         1956
MARRIED: Doris LARSEN
         1965
DIED: 04 JUL 2003
         Valley Memorial Home Eldercare, Grand Forks, North Dakota




George Percy Kuster was a teacher, farmer and civil service worker who was remembered by many for his striking good looks: brown eyes, black hair and quite tall. George aged quite well, his looks lasting well into his seventies.

George attended Mayville State Teachers College, teaching for several years in rural Dunseith, North Dakota after that. He started farming near Tabor, Minnesota while still teaching, supposedly to avoid the draft during World War II. George's brother, Fred, often helped George farm the land. George later worked for the Armour Meat Company and then as a manager for the North Dakota Employment Office.

George married four times. He married Delma Stickland when he was 24 years old. They had two children and divorced in 1944 or 45. In 1947, George married Lillian Olson and they had a daughter the following year. George and Lillian divorced in 1955. George's third wife was Esther Burlingame, whom he married in 1956. Esther died in 1964. George married a fourth time in 1965 to Doris Larsen and they had one child. Doris died in 1981: she was only 53 years old when she passed.

George retired in 1975 and moved to Island Lake, near Lengby, Minnesota. He returned to Grand Forks in 2001 and died in 2003, two months before what would have been his 90th birthday.

Funeral Services for George Kuster were held at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks on July 8th, 2003 and he is buried at Sunnywood Gardens, also in Grand Forks.


WIVES of George Percy Kuster:
   1. Delma Pearl STICKLAND
        1919-1994
   2. Lillian OLSON
        1920-1963
   3. Esther BURLINGAME
        1908-1964
   4. Doris LARSEN
        1927-1981

PARENTS of George Percy Kuster:
    Frank C. KUSTER
     1872-1955
    Mable APPLEBY
     1881-1951

CHILDREN of George Percy Kuster and Delma Pearl STICKLAND:
   1. Gary KUSTER
   2
. Marilyn (HAYES)

CHILDREN of George Percy Kuster and Lillian OLSON:
   1. Georgia Lee (LITZINGER)

CHILDREN of George Percy Kuster and Esther BURLINGAME:
   none

CHILDREN of George Percy Kuster and Doris LARSEN:
   1. Lori (NELSON)

STEP-CHILDREN of George Percy Kuster:
   1. Nathan BURLINGAME
   2. Karen LARSEN
   3. Paul LARSEN




KUSTER FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  A Genealogy and History for the Family of Albert and Ethel Drees, by Donna Widenhoefer
  1915 North Dakota State Census for Brenna, Grand Forks Co., ND
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Allendale, Grand Forks Co., ND
  1925 North Dakota State Census for Americus, Grand Forks Co., ND
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., ND
  U.S. Social Security Death Index
  Obit: Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks ND