5-7:00 PM, Sunday, December 18, Sts Anne & Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.
7:00 PM, Sunday, December 18, Sts Anne & Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.
10:30 AM, Monday, December 19, Sts Anne & Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.
Holy Cross South Catholic Cemetery, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Ronald Allen Barstad passed away on December 15, 2011, at his home in Fargo.
Ron was born on June 22, 1956 to Arvid and Ione (Nordaune) Barstad in Williston, ND. He grew up in Williston and graduated from Williston High School in 1974. He attended North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and North Dakota State University. Ron was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Architectural Design from NDSU. Ron met Beverly Tangsrud in January of 1975; the couple then married November 25, 1978 in Williston and were blessed with three children. The couple made their home in Fargo where Ron owned and operated Barstad Construction.
Ron was a member of Nativity Catholic Church and later Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus and Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead. He was a board member of FM Athletics youth football. Ron was a Teammaker for NDSU athletics and a Jamestown College Jimmie Booster.
Ron enjoyed his vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico and the great friends he made there. He looked forward to the annual Memorial Day weekend celebration with his high school friends.
Ron is survived by his mother Ione (Nordaune) Barstad of Williston; grandmother Sara Barstad of Tioga, ND; wife Beverly (Tangsrud) Barstad of Fargo; son Daniel Barstad of Denver, CO; daughters: Megan (Sidney) Mann of Jamestown, ND and Kelsey Barstad of Jamestown. Siblings: Mark (Linda) Barstad, Williston; Michelle (Stan Frasier) Barstad, Helena, MT; Rhonda (Jeff) Larmer, Gillette, WY; Nephews & Nieces: Ryan (Stephanie) Barstad, Grand Forks, ND; Courtney Barstad, Fargo; Amanda Larmer, Lahaina, HI; Nicholas Larmer, Larimie, WY; Camdon Larmer, Torrington, WY. He is also survived by many Barstad, Binde and Schwartz cousins spread throughout the United States.
He is preceded in death by his father Arvid Barstad; grandparents: Almer Barstad, Ida Nordaune and John Nordaune; great aunt and uncle Myrtle Jacobson and Jasper Eggen; aunt Marlene Binde and brother-in-law, Rick Jones.