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David Scott Strandlien, 57, of Minot, North Dakota died Friday, September 17th, 2021 at his parents' home in Moorhead, Minnesota assisted by Hospice. David was born to Harold and Joan (Beaton) Strandlien on November 18th, 1963 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota. The family moved to Minot where he attended Perkett Elementary School and later Bishop Ryan Catholic School before graduating from Minot High School in 1982. He was once married to Delaine Lennick and together they had three children. David attended North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota and graduated with a degree in automotive repair. He began working for AAFES in the Service Center before eventually transitioning to the IT department where he had a long career as an IT Training Specialist which gave him the opportunity to travel all over the country. David enjoyed traveling, especially by plane, and he always had stories to share of his travels. He lived a simple life and enjoyed listening to music, especially country and 70s. He also had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs, and loved nothing more than spending time with his two pups Mika and Boo. David is survived by his children, Bethanie (Matthew) Vann of Bellevue, Nebraska, Ashley (Samuel) Murphy of Britton, South Dakota, and Cody Strandlien of Bismarck; grandchildren, Wyatt and Anna Vann, Maddison Golden, and Ryan and Tristan Murphy; parents, Harold and Joan Strandlien of Moorhead; brother, Mark Strandlien of Key West, Florida; sister, Lori Taylor of Las Vegas, Nevada; his dogs Mika and Boo; and a nephew, several nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. David is preceded in death by his grandparents, his sister Barbara Beaken, and a dog very dear to him named Reese. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for the kindness and care given to our dad during his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in David's name to a local animal shelter or rescue. The family invites those attending to dress casually, as David was a "come as you are" type of person.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing 1 child is hard enough. I can’t imagine losing 2 children. You and Harold are such loving parents and wonderful people. God will give you the strength you need to get through this. Day by day is how anyone that loses a child goes on. Love you both love, Kim Folstrom

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers to all of you at this sad time. God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

  3. Harlan and I want to say how sorry we are to hear of your sons passing. Our prayers are with you. Remember he is in a better place with no pain.

  4. With sympathy to you on the loss of David. He was such a nice person. With all his struggles he still had a smile.

  5. Condolences to both you and Harold, Joan. David is gone way too soon. Many great memories of David growing up in Minot. So sorry for your loss.

  6. David and I were real close growing up in high school, and then we lost contact with each other until about 4 years ago. We would joke and pick on each other and sit back and laugh. My condolences to David’s Family and Friends. He will be missed by many people. Blessings and Hugs to his Family.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Harold and Joan. You and your family are always in my heart ❤️ and mind, and I think of you often and I pray you will be held in God’s loving arms throughout this difficult time. I am praying for you and your family. I always love you. Bobbi

  8. Been a long time since I have seen Dave but, we spent a lot of time together in the early to mid 80’s. I remember Dave’s comedic antics always had our group laughing. Although the physical separation anguish may seem insurmountable, think back on the time you had with him…the 57 years of memories and all the laughs. He is no longer suffering and is cracking jokes for all in heaven. Peace be with all friends and especially Dave’s family.

  9. David will be missed dearly sorry for your family’s loss I’ll be watching live tomorrow since I won’t make it just got done with a 12 day stretch I’m glad I got to be a part of this special mans heart . Will love him til we meet again

  10. Dear Harold and Joan, So sorry for your families loss! When I saw Strandlien in the paper I knew we must be related but didn’t know how. Sorry we never got the chance to meet your son he must have been a very special person. Sincerely, Diane Evert Thorsrud

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