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Burt Elstad

February 06, 1928 - December 28, 2014

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2-4:00 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burt Elstad

February 06, 1928 - December 28, 2014

Obituary

Burt B. Elstad 86, Fargo, died December 28, at Sanford Palliative Care Fargo surrounded by his family.

Burt was born February 6, 1928 in Bowbells, ND to John and Selma (Borreson) Elstad. He graduated from Bowbells High School in 1946 and joined the US Army in 1946. Upon his return in 1948 he attended and graduated from the NDSSS in 1950. He married Kathryn McCulloch November 23, 1956 in Fargo at First United Methodist Church, making their home in Fargo. Burt was employed in 1955 as a linotype operator at the Fargo Forum for 38 years retiring in 1993. Burt enjoyed gardening and spending time in the summer at Lost Valley Resort for the last 30 years.  He was a member of the Eagles, Elks, and Sons of Norway.

Burt is survived by his wife Kathy, sons, Brian (Nancy) Washington D.C., Tom (Patricia Savant) West Falls, NY , daughter, Nancy (Terry) Buck Frazee, MN., 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, sister, Arlene Ayers, Fargo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Robert, and Ellis.

Military honors and burial will be held this summer at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan, ND.

The family wishes to thank the staff of 2 West at Sanford for their compassion and care.

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  1. Roger L. Mjones says:

    Moorhead Minnesota
    Kathy and Family,

    I just found out about your husband Burt’s death. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I hope to see your smiling face, Kathy, around the Courthouse when you’re up to it. Please take care.

    Roger

  2. Charles Bohnet says:

    Battle Lake MN
    Kathy, my thots and prayers are with you. I have many memories of Burt at his post in The Forum Composing Room.

  3. Kari Klatt says:

    Howard Lake MN
    I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Burts death. I am so glad that I got to see both of you a few years ago when I was there with mom and Lyle. He really seemed good at the time. He was a good man.

  4. Lee Sanford says:

    Though we are miles apart… there with you with love and compassion for your your family… -from a friend of Nancy

  5. Sharon Lunde says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Peg Taylor says:

    Freeport MEMany caring hearts surround you.
    -from a friend of Nancy

  7. Mary Ann Armbrust says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Burt,
    but, I know he had a great partner.

    When things start to settle down for you….
    call and we will get a chance to visit. I still have your school “A” displayed. 🙂

    Most sincerely,

    Mary Ann

  8. Valerie Nelson says:

    Wahpeton ND
    Dear Kathy, Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and will keep you in our prayers.

  9. Paul Ostby says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Burt was a great husband and father to you and and your family.

    Paul Ostby
    Schwans Home Service
    Mhd, MN
    56560

  10. Ron Freeberg says:

    Cannon Falls Minnesota
    So sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. Lots of fond and fun memories come to mind. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with all of you.

  11. Deb and Harvey Herbst says:

    Frazee MN
    Kathy: Our prayers our with you. We have many great memories thru the years of the times we spent with both of you at the “lake”. He was a lovely man and he will be missed. Take Care. Harvey and Deb

  12. Roberta Drew says:

    Bowbells ND
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Burt’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Love, Bobbi

  13. Bill and LuAnn Fay says:

    Center ND
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Burt. He was truly a kind, fun and humble man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Brian, Tom, Nancy and their families.

  14. Shawn & Dave Olson says:

    Frazee MN
    Kathy, Nancy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Be encouraged and know that God holds Burt in his arms.

  15. Roger L. Mjones says:

    Moorhead MinnesotaKathy and Family,

    I just found out about your husband Burt’s death. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I hope to see your smiling face, Kathy, around the Courthouse when you’re up to it. Please take care.

    Roger;

  16. Charles Bohnet says:

    Battle Lake MNKathy, my thots and prayers are with you. I have many memories of Burt at his post in The Forum Composing Room.;

  17. Kari Klatt says:

    Howard Lake MNI was so sorry to hear about Uncle Burts death. I am so glad that I got to see both of you a few years ago when I was there with mom and Lyle. He really seemed good at the time. He was a good man.;

  18. Lee Sanford says:

    Though we are miles apart… there with you with love and compassion for your your family… -from a friend of Nancy;

  19. Sharon Lunde says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ;

  20. Peg Taylor says:

    Freeport MEMany caring hearts surround you.
    -from a friend of Nancy;

  21. Mary Ann Armbrust says:

    Fargo ND

    Kathy and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Burt,
    but, I know he had a great partner.

    When things start to settle down for you….
    call and we will get a chance to visit. I still have your school \”A\” displayed. 🙂

    Most sincerely,

    Mary Ann;

  22. Valerie Nelson says:

    Wahpeton ND

    Dear Kathy, Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and will keep you in our prayers.;

  23. Paul Ostby says:

    Fargo ND

    Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Burt was a great husband and father to you and and your family.

    Paul Ostby
    Schwans Home Service
    Mhd, MN 56560;

  24. Ron Freeberg says:

    Cannon Falls MinnesotaSo sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. Lots of fond and fun memories come to mind. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with all of you.;

  25. Deb and Harvey Herbst says:

    Frazee MNKathy: Our prayers our with you. We have many great memories thru the years of the times we spent with both of you at the \”lake\”. He was a lovely man and he will be missed. Take Care. Harvey and Deb;

  26. Roberta Drew says:

    Bowbells ND

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Burt’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Love, Bobbi;

  27. Bill and LuAnn Fay says:

    Center ND

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Burt. He was truly a kind, fun and humble man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Brian, Tom, Nancy and their families.;

  28. Shawn & Dave Olson says:

    Frazee MNKathy, Nancy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Be encouraged and know that God holds Burt in his arms. ;

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