John Shulstad, 21, of Fargo, ND passed away at Sanford Medical Center due to complications of bacterial pneumonia. John was born in Fargo, ND to Michael and Mary Shulstad on January 28, 1999. John brought joy to the many people around him. He was loved by his family and by his Fargo North school community where he was a senior, and GiGi’s Playhouse and TNT Fitness where he had many friends. He had a strong personality but loved everyone. John loved riding his bike, going to the Dairy Queen, and car rides. He enjoyed music. He will be truly missed. John is survived by his parents, Mike and Mary; brother, Thomas; grandmother, Nevis Shulstad; uncles, Arden Shulstad; Stuart (Judy) Shulstad; Dr. Thomas (Cindy) Nagle; Dr. James (Jodi) Nagle; Bill (Robin) Nagle; and Bob (Louise) Nagle and several cousins. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret and Dr. Duane Nagle; Norman Shulstad, Uncle John Nagle and Aunt Lori Shulstad. We wish to thank all of John’s teachers and paras for the wonderful job they did in helping John. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND at 2:00 PM with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery.

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences. Another special angel has found his wings. Prayers to you and your extended family. Sincerely, Caroline Swenson (Andy and Heather’s other grandmother)

  2. Mary and Mike,

    I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing, and I send prayers and wishes of peace to you and family.

    Ann Boulger Tallman

  3. John was so loved and so well cared for that he was able to live his best life to the fullest! It was a privilege to watch him grow up surrounded by his loving parents and brother at Pelican Lake. Blessings and comfort to all who loved him and helped him on Life’s journey. Now he will be at peace and surrounded by a Love and Healing beyond all understanding.

  4. Mary, Mike, and Tommy-

    I am heartbroken by the news of John’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him at the block parties and getting a high five or two. John made a positive impact on me, and so many others. He will by missed.

    Kelsey (Gunkelman) Stuber

  5. Mike, Mary, and Tommy:

    I’m deeply saddened to learn of the loss of John. I throughly enjoyed working with him (and all of you) over the years at RRHSF. He brought a lot of joy to many of us. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. We enjoyed John’s daily visits to the lunch room. He always liked to see what we were serving. He was a bright spot in our day. It is so hard to believe he is gone. He will definitely be missed by so many. Prayers for those he left behind.

  7. Rest in peace, John. I recall our meeting in 2005, when i stayed at your home for Heather and Ole’s wedding. My condolences to Mary and Michael, and other family.

  8. Our dearest Mary and family,

    Tears fell when we heard the news of John’s passing. Our hearts are so deeply saddened for your loss. John was so loved by so many. He was a very big part of Hannah’s FNH community. John always had a smile and warm greeting for her. May our good Lord surround you and your family with His loving arms and comforting peace. May your hearts be at rest knowing that John is forever happy in his Heavenly home. God bless you until you meet again.

  9. To John’s family,
    So sorry for your loss. I worked at Fargo North in Food Services & enjoyed seeing John daily. He was always smiling & it was a joy to see him. He worked hard at his various jobs & got along with everyone. He will be missed by many. I hope the many great memories of him will help you through this sad time.
    Claudia English

  10. John was always a bright spot in my day in the office. I will miss our little moments at the window. Such a sweet boy who will ne dearly missed!

  11. I never got the privilege to meet John, but my sister, Robin and her husband, Bill Nagle talked about you and your family, and so that is how I learned about your loving son, John. May you know we are sending prayers for you and your family during this time and for the time too follow. May you know that John is up in heaven now, smiling down on you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Dear Mary, Mike and Tom ~
    I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. We will miss seeing him at Pelican Lake. Prayers to your whole family❤️

  13. Mary,
    Such a sad loss for you and your family. It was joyful to see how happy your son was at the lake.
    Prayers to you and your family.
    Jill Cadwell Larson

  14. Dear Mike, Mary and Tommy, I am so saddened to hear of Johns passing. I have so many fond memories of time spent with him working at Ben Franklin, going to TNT, making his elephant costume for the adaptive music play of the Jungle Book, his chocolate pudding and high-fiving him at the neighborhood potlucks. He gifted the world with his infectious smile, a humorous personality and a joy for playing jokes on people and all things mechanical. He touched our lives in more ways than you know and left a smile imprinted on our hearts. May you find peace in all the happy memories he left us to remember him by.
    Our condolences – Lee and Tracy Gunkelman

  15. I am sorry to hear of Johnie’s passing. You guys were wonderful parents and should be very proud of how John grew up, the lake will be different without Johnie in his bathing suit. Love to all of you!

  16. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Children aren’t suppose to go before, and the hole they leave in our hearts is huge. Time heals some but your memories will go on every day until the time you meet again. God bless you Mike and Mary and your families. John now rests at peace!

  17. Our condolences go out you and your family. May the Lord help you this time of sadness.

  18. To John’s loving family, Sorry to hear of the sad news of John, may he rest in peace. Cherish the fond memories of John, I hadn’t seen him for a number of years, but will always remember his cheerful smile, laugh and tricks. Mary, Michael and Thomas you showed your deep love and concern for John, you gave him a beautiful life on this earth. Prayers for your family.

  19. I send my prayers and heartfelt sympathy. May God be with your family in this difficult time.

  20. My boys have sweet memories of John on Halloween, always passing out the candy with such joy. We lived a block south up until two years ago with two young boys. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time. – The Karlgaards

  21. Dear Mary and Micheal,

    I was very sad to hear that John passed away from my dad this weekend. My thoughts and my families thoughts are with you during this exceptionally difficult time. With love from down under.

  22. Mike Mary and family. Please accept my heart felt condolences for your loss. The Erwin Nagle family passes along their prayers and God’s blessings

  23. Mike and Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of your son John, My deepest sympathy to you both, and also to your son Tom. May God bless you all.
    With love and prayers – Heidi Johnson

  24. Mary, Mike, and Tom,
    Sending so much love from KY. You are all in my heart. I can only imagine the scene in Gloryland when John and his family there were reunited. You will be in my prayers as you learn to live in a very different world.
    Love to you all,

  25. Dear Mary and family,
    I am thinking of you during this very difficult time. Sending you my love and praying for you.
    Love, Mary Pat

  26. I wish I could have seen him again. I loved hanging out with this guy. I still think about him, especially as I teach sign language to my own son.

    Your family is in our prayers ❤️. I’m sure he is extremely happy and heaven is a bit brighter now that he is there.

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