Carlyle P. Austinson
Carlyle P. Austinson was born October 10, 1914, at Fillmore, North Dakota, the son of Austin K. Austinson and Louise (Sterri) Austinson. He attended school in Fillmore public school and studied business courses at State College of Science in Wahp...
Carlyle P. Austinson was born October 10, 1914, at Fillmore, North Dakota, the son of Austin K. Austinson and Louise (Sterri) Austinson. He attended school in Fillmore public school and studied business courses at State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND. Carlyle commenced his banking career with Pioneer bankers Edward O. Craig and Albert W. Engel at the First International Bank in Esmond, ND, in 1941. He married Helen Rauk on June 8th, 1941, at Esmond. After three years service in the U.S. Army in World War II he was employed in the Farmers State Bank in Leeds, ND. In 1950 he accepted employment as cashier of the Northwood State Bank, Northwood, North Dakota. He retired as President and CEO in 1985. In 1976 he was elected President of the North Dakota Bankers Association and in 1981 was elected to the Council of the American Bankers Association. He served eight years on the Executive Council of the North Dakota Banker's Association. After serving as alderman for the City of Northwood he was elected Mayor in 1958. In 1961 he was elected President of the North Dakota League of cities. During his term he served on the National Council of Finance & Taxation. He served as American Legion Post Commander for Legion Post # 92 in Northwood, ND, the Northwood Deaconess Hospital & Home Board as chairman. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Northwood.
As much as anything Carlyle loved taking his family on fishing trips and watching his grandchildren hook a walleye. His calendar didn't follow the usual order of January to December; he instead counted the months between hunting seasons. The ever present pictures in his suit were of the most recent fishing or hunting trips ready to show whomever came along. He loved Northwood and he and Helen always felt a strong debt of gratitude to the farming community. He loved music and always wholeheartedly supported Helen's love of the same.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Northwood; one daughter, Sharon S. Cobb of Bakersfield, CA; one son, Kent (Marlene) of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brett) and Laura of Minneapolis, Sela (Peter) Mogren, St. Paul, Brandon of California; great grandchildren, Jospeh & Michael Mogren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alice Gray and Ina Mae Rude; brothers, Delos, Alton and Paul; and grandson, Darren Cobb.
Funeral services: Monday, July 12th, 2 P.M., Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northwood, ND.
Visitation: Sunday, July 11th, 4-8 P.M., Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood, ND, with a Prayer service at 7 P.M.
Interment: Northwood City Cemetery.