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Clifford Storsved

June 11, 1924 - August 22, 2010

Gathering:

5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, August 27 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 28 in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 p.m. Friday, August 27 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 28 in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Burial:

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hendrum MN.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Clifford Storsved

June 11, 1924 - August 22, 2010

Obituary

Clifford Bernhard Storsved was born on June 11, 1924 in Hendrum Township, Norman County, Minnesota. Cliff was the third born of John A. & Rachel J. (Ven). Cliff grew up on the family farm northeast of Hendrum, MN., and attended his first six years of school at Clover Blossom, Dist. 40, a one room country school east of Hendrum. He graduated from Hendrum High School in 1942. After school he worked on the family farm, as well as neighboring farms until enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1946. Cliff was stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, IL after basic training, where he attended Airborne Radio Repairman School. After graduating, he became an Instructor at that school, teaching radio circuitry, vacuum tubes theory, and later became the radio school Supply Sergeant until being honorably discharged in 1949.

After leaving the Air Force, Cliff worked for area farmers until moving to Ada, MN where he was employed at Larson Motor Company as Parts Man. Cliff married Patricia Mack at Grace Lutheran Church on December 2, 1952. In September 1953 Cliff & Pat moved to Devils Lake, ND where Cliff was employed as Insurance Adjuster with Motors Insurance division of General Motors Corp. In September 1955, Cliff and Pat moved to Bismarck, ND where they managed the Bismarck Motor Hotel. It was while in Bismarck that their three sons, Cullen, David, and Timothy were born.

Cliff later worked for Mutual Service Insurance Companies as an Insurance Salesman.

In 1963 Cliff began his career with the US Postal Service as a Bismarck City Letter Carrier. In 1979 he was transferred to the Fargo Post Office as a Maintenance man on the Letter sorter machines, a position he held until retiring in March of 1990.

After retirement he was active in volunteer work with The Mended Hearts, he enjoyed restoring old John Deere Tractors, was Past President of the Lake Agassiz Two-Cylinder Club, also serving as Secretary one term, and was editor of the Lake Agassiz Two-Cylinder Notes, the club newsletter. He enjoyed participating in antique tractor shows, Parades and plowing with his John Deere tractors. Cliff also had a passion for working with wood, spending many hours in his workshop, carving, building furniture, wood turning, also served as President of the Minn-Dak Woodturners Assn, for two terms. In 1998 Cliff began working part time as tool demonstrator at Sears, where he enjoyed visiting with the many customers and friends he met at his craft booth. He also enjoyed photography over the years, worked with digital photos, e-mailing photos to family and friends.

In 1967 his wife Patty died while in Bismarck, and for a year and a half spent many hours with his young sons, Cullen, David, and Timothy. The favorite pastime was houseboating on the Missouri River. While in Bismarck, Cliff was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, where he worked with the Civil Air Patrol Cadets. He had taken flying lessons earlier in the 40’s at Dakota Skyways at Fargo and had a pilot license. He also served as Cub Master with the Cub Scouts while his sons were young boys. Cliff met Margaret Schlosser in Bismarck, and they were married on December 28, 1968.

Cliff leaves his wife Margaret Ann, sons Cullen (Barbara) of Mandan, ND, David (Peggy) of Houston, TX, Timothy (Mary) of Coon Rapids, MN, grandchildren Charles (Carrie) of New Salem, ND, Patricia M. (Christ) Delzer of Bismarck, ND, John (Jessica) of Bismarck, ND, great grandsons Ryne Storsved of New Salem, ND, Andrew Jon Storsved of Bismarck, ND, Jace Charles Storsved of New Salem, ND, great granddaughter Bre Ann  Storsved of New Salem, ND, step granddaughters Jennifer Buckner, Amanda Zimmerman, and step-grandsons, William Buckner, and Joshua Zimmerman all of Houston, TX, brothers James (Kathryn) Storsved,  of West Fargo, ND,  Alton R. Storsved , Irving A. (Yvette) Storsved, of Hendrum, MN, Floyd H. (Dorothy) Storsved of Moorhead, MN, John R. (Nida) Storsved of Hendrum, MN, Sisters Gladys R. Forseth of Halstad, MN and Glenora Johnson of Payson, AZ, as well as many nephews and nieces.

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  1. Oblate Joyce Thompson says:

    Fairfield N. D. Dear Margaret So very, very sorry to learn of your loss of Cliff. He was such a special man and I always looked forward to seeing both of you at the Abbey. You were such a wonderful example for all of us married couples. You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy and love, Peace be with you. Deepest Sympathy and Love, Joyce

  2. Cullen Storsved says:

    Mandan North Dakota
    It’s hard to realize I wont be able to see or talk to dad any more. His wit and wisdom have always helped me my entire life. I will always miss you Dad and so will your family and friends. For now theire is just this big empty place in our hearts that you had filled. Rest easy Dad. I will always love you. Cullen

  3. Tim Storsved says:

    Coon Rapids MN
    I am grateful for the time we’ve spent together, and I’ll miss you, Dad.

  4. Deb Ternes Rothschiller says:

    Mandan ND
    Dear Margaret ,
    I know this must be a difficult time for you as you and Cliff had many years together. I know he is with mom now and I am sure they are catching up. They will both be looking down on you. I know with your religous faith you know he is happy and although this will be a difficult time God will get you through.
    I have thought of you often I know many will help you through this difficult time.
    You were always so nice and mom enjoyed her time with you , She is gone but in a better place with Cliff.
    I wish Charles and his family my condolences also. The girls and him grew up together and now with families they are still remembered.
    Deb ( Arlene Linden Beckmans daughter0

  5. Butch & Kris Altenbernd says:

    neighbors across the street The neighborhood will miss Cliff. The spring ritual of bringing home the JohnDeers could be heard echoing down the cl-de-sac.
    Cliff was always had a quick grin and a helping hand. We will remember the good folks from the street and miss the “howdy neighbor”.

  6. Jim Antoine says:

    West Allis WisconsinJulie, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Be strong, and smile at the memories.

  7. Teresa Gross says:

    Bismarck ND
    Margaret and Family,

    Please know that you are all in my prayers. Cliff was a good friend and fellow Oblate, I appreciate all the rides he and Margaret gave me out to Richardton. I will miss him, his smile and his friendship. May God bless and comfort all of you in the days and weeks to come.

  8. Dorothy Paulson says:

    Bismarck ND
    So sorry about tha passing away of Cliff.He lived his life well and was well liked. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Karen Carlsrud / Bob Erickson says:

    Moorhead Margaret – and family
    Sorry to read about Cliff passing away. He was an wonderful person to know. We worked with him throught the Lake Agassiz Two Cylinder Club. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  10. Brian Thiel says:

    I have very fond memories of Cliff and the Storsveds, probably because I spent every waking hour with Tim, my best friend.
    Cliff was an avid photographer. I remember seeing the darkroom where photos were being developed. The whole process was so fascinating and Cliff explained it so well to me. Today I am an amateur photographer but I do not process my photos the old fashioned way as did Cliff.
    I recall traveling to Oshkosh, Wisconsin with the Storsveds. Tim and I slept in the camper-style pickup topper. I think we drove all night to Wisconsin. If my memory serves me, we visited an airplane exhibit, which was pretty exciting to a young man.
    One of the most exciting experiences that Cliff shared with me was a trip to the airport tower. Cliff took Tim and me to the tower and showed us the duties of the Civil Air Patrol. I believe Tim was already a member of the group but unfortunately I did not join this elite force. I regret this decision because, in hindsight, membership in the CAP would have been an exciting and educational experience.
    I have a photo of Tim and me in the Storsved’s back yard. Cliff snapped it because it captured our friendship. I suppose it ended up in Cliff’s collection of many photos. He probably thought it was a nice photo and therefore had it blown up and framed for me. It truly was a nice picture of Tim and me and I kept it with my memories of childhood. Years later when Tim was going through a rough time in his life, I gave the picture to Tim in hopes of reminding him of the carefree life of our youth and my enduring friendship with him, even many years later. Recently, I received the photo from Tim via e-mail. I framed it in a simple yet striking frame. It is not just a nice photo of my friend and me from my youth. It is the most cherished photo that I own. Thanks, Cliff, for capturing a memorable moment in my life and reminding me that friends are a treasured commodity.

  11. Tom Zirbes says:

    Bismarck, ND
    memories of days in Bismarck,
    condolences to Margaret.

  12. Jon Storsved says:

    Grandpa, you will always be in our hearts. You will be missed.

  13. Charles Storsved says:

    New Salem North Dakota
    I miss and love you Grandpa.

  14. Bonnie Fisher says:

    Mandan ND
    Cullen and family:
    So sorry to hear about your Dad, he will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.
    Bonnie Fisher.

  15. fred ziemann says:

    Margaret and family
    we are sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing
    our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Fred and Inez Ziemann
    Mandan nd

    {Fred and Cliff worked together
    at Bismarck post office}

  16. Eden Mengustu says:

    Bismarck ND
    Dear Cullen and family,
    So sorry to hear for the loss of your father. Through this difficult time may the wonderful memories keep you going. I keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers. Sending you and your family my deepest sympathey. Eden Mengustu.

  17. Randi Trowbridge says:

    Uncle Cliff will be missed greatly by so many of us. My memories of him are treasures I will forever hold dear. I am proud and blessed to be able to call him Uncle Cliff.

  18. Julee Storsved Lang says:

    Maplewood MN
    I will miss uncle Cliff, he was such a warm and gentle man. My thoughts are with you, Cullen, David, Tim and families.

  19. Ley Bouchard says:

    Sabin MN
    One of the kindest, gentlest, smartest men I have known, Cliff will always be remembered lovingly for his many talents of wood-working, photography, and his love of family and JD tractors. Rest in blissful peace, dear Uncle Cliff. We miss you terribly.

  20. Mary (Storsved) Mattson says:

    We will miss you, Cliff. Thanks for being a wonderful uncle. I will hold my memories of our family camping trips dear to my heart.

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