In memory of

Patricia J. Guslander, age 82, of Lewistown

September 29, 1934 – September 14, 2017

Patricia Jean Guslander, 82, of Lewistown, passed away September 14, 2017, after a short illness. She was born in Leith, North Dakota to Soren and Nellie Hauge. She married James Guslander, in Lewistown, July 21, 1956. They were together for 61 years.

Pat was a graduate of Leith High School in 1951 and received her nursing degree from Anker School of Nursing in St Paul Minnesota, graduating in 1955.

Pat worked as an emergency room nurse, at St Joseph Hospital, and later at Central Montana Medical Center, from 1955 to 1999. She truly enjoyed her work there, as growing up she had always wanted to be a nurse. She was a member of the Methodist church, in Lewistown, as well as, the Order of Eastern Star, and Sons of Norway. She spent most of her free time knitting many a sweater, afghan, pairs of socks, and stocking cap. If she was not doing that, she was enjoying the books from the library, or taking part in card games with her friends.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, now living at the Masonic Home, in Helena; her children: John and Diane Guslander in Jackson, WY, Sheila and Ron Snyder, Missoula, MT, Patti and Michael Mazurkiewicz, Billings, MT, and Rod Guslander Driggs, ID; grandchildren: Zack and David Guslander, Jackson, WY, Dylan Snyder, of Missoula, MT and Erin and Dan Chase, of Boston, MA, Ryan Martin and Maria Ruiz, Greeley, CO, Rex Martin and Jayme Stewart, of Lewistown, MT, and Sarah and Sean  Guslander, of Missoula, MT; her brother and sister in law, Kent and Donna Hauge, of Fergus Falls, MN. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Orley, of Lewistown.


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  1. Clay and Marie Dunlap says:

    Dear Jim and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the death of Pat. We certainly miss seeing you, Jim, with Pat at lunch. All your friends at “your” table have mentioned how they miss their visits with you.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you and grant you strength at this time.
    Love, Clay and Marie Dunlap

  2. Tom and Karla Butler says:

    Jim and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, she was a very good friend of Mom and Dad .
    The folks enjoyed the times they spent playing cards at the house with the rest of the group and wish those days were back. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. God Bless

  3. The Duncan's says:

    With Heartfelt Sympathy to the Guslander Family,

    May you rely on the God of all comfort to help you to endure the days ahead.

    ” God is our refuge and strength ”
    ( Psalms 46 : 1 )

  4. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss you have suffered! Please know that God is a God of all comfort and he will be there for you during this time! Psalms 34:18 tells us that God is close to the broken-hearted and he saves those crushed in spirit. God truly cares for you. Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” -John 11:25. Yes, God truly cares about us and Jesus tells us we will see our loved ones again! I hope this brings you a measure of comfort.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathies over the loss of Patricia. Please know that the pain and loss you’re experiencing will soon pass and be replaced with wonderful memories. The comfort from the scriptures can help during this difficult time. John 5:28,29 ‘the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.’ Knowing that we can see our loved ones again in a future paradise earth can give us hope and strength to carry on. Dave

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