Tristan Sjaaheim

tristan sjaaheim
Tristan Erik Sjaaheim, 40, of Fargo, North Dakota passed away unexpectedly on June 13th, 2020 in his home. Tristan was born May 11th, 1980, the second son of Kim and Jeanette (Davis) Sjaaheim in Roseau, MN. He grew up with six amazing siblings on the family farm, where he learned to love, jest, and that those who eat slow, don’t eat. He attended school in Roseau, graduating from Roseau High School in 1998. He moved to Thief River Falls to study Radio Broadcasting at Northland Community and Technical College where he was super popular, which resulted in many lasting friendships. During his time learning stuff, he met and fell hard for a girl, who thought he was pretty great too. He then moved to the big city of Moorhead, where he continued his ninja apprentice training while also attending Minnesota State University Moorhead. Long story short, on October 2nd, 2004 Tristan and Sarah (Hagen) were married at First Baptist Church in Roseau, MN. Together, they created two incredible boys who were the light of Tristan’s life. Throughout his professional career, Tristan enjoyed a range of responsibilities including Sales, Manufacturing Supervisor and Operations Management, working several years at D&M Industries and Integrity Windows all while moonlighting as a top Consultant for David’s Bridal. His positions allowed Tristan to do what he did best, engage with people. Although his butterfly collection kept him busy, Tristan mostly enjoyed sports and athletic related activities. He was an avid supporter of the NDSU Bison, Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins and Liverpool. His spare time was spent fishing, coaching, playing basketball, volleyball, and softball. He was always trying a new recipe or trick in the kitchen, with experiments resulting in gems like dill infused turkey and the controversial decision to add feta to everything. While Tristan was a man of many talents, his true gift was an intuitive ability to connect with people. Tristan is survived by his wife, Sarah (Fargo, ND) and sons, Davis and Theodore; his parents, Kim and Jeanette Sjaaheim (Roseau, MN); his father and mother-in-law, Steve and Sandra Hagen (Thief River Falls, MN); his brothers, Travis, Dustin, Jeff (Sarah Kaiser), Stephen; and his sisters, Priscilla VonEnde and Emily Sjaaheim. He has many adoring nieces and nephews, Hailey, Dylan and MacKenzie, Keondre and Kaylee, Calvin and Margo. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m... with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m., followed by a funeral at 10 a.m., Friday, June 19, at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be 1-3p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau, MN. with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. In accordance with CDC guidelines, social distancing and masks are recommended.

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  1. Sarah,
    There are no words I or anyone else can say that will ease your pain at this time. I didn’t know Tristan personally but I know how happy you made each other. It was evident by the genuine happiness on your faces in all the pictures you posted together and of your family. I could tell he was super silly and fun and what an amazing adventure you and your boys must have had with him. I am devastated for you and your boys as this indescribable loss. You are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do to help you out now or in the days to come, please reach out. Sending you the biggest hugs and so much love.

  2. So much love from the Wilsons to the Sjaaheims. It won’t be the same with you, T.

  3. Sarah, Davis, Theo
    I was so shocked to hear about Tristan when Dominic called me. Your family is so special to me Sarah. You will be in my prayers every day. I just had knee surgery but when things get better with it if there is something I can do for you please ask.
    Love Dianne

  4. Sarah and family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Tristan. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything, even if it’s a cup of coffee or a sympathetic ear.

    With our deepest love,
    Kelli and Rob Russillo

  5. I am so very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all a little harder in the days to come. I..L

  6. My heart is aching for all of you. My deepest sympathies are pouring out to you and your children. I am happy to help in anyway I can.
    Thinking of you,
    Tamara Greff
    Bennett Elemetary

  7. I am so very, very sorry! Please do not hesitate to let me know how we can support you all!

    Sara Schafer
    Bennett Elementary

  8. I am so sorry for you loss! My heart aches for all of you! Your family is in my prayers! If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Shelby Askvig(Webb)
    Bennett Elementary

  9. Sarah and boys,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you all the time. Praying for you all and sending hugs.
    Angie and Dave Olson

  10. I had the pleasure of meeting Tristan while I was coaching and he was attending Northland College. He always had big bright smile on his face. So very sorry to hear of all of your families loss. Prayers during these difficult days. Rhonda & Paul Lofberg

  11. Still in shock since receiving this terrible news Saturday morning, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the Sjaaheim family.
    May you Rest In Peace my dear cousin Tristan, now in God’s arms and one day we shall all be reunited in Heaven.

    Todd Flaaten
    Seattle, Washington

  12. Know that I am holding your family up in prayer! Such a loss is devastating to such a young family! Be Safe & know that Jesus Christ is with you as Tristan is with Him!

  13. My condolences for all of you with this tragedy! I’’ll continue to keep you in my prayers! You have all been so good to me all of my life, and I consider you a vital part of my family. I love all of you, and pray that God will let you feel His loving arms wrapped around all of you during this difficult time!

  14. Sarah, Davis and Theo – I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Sending hugs and love.

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss. So many years ago I got to know your family and I saw first hand how close you all were. Tristan seemed to make everyone happy when he was around them. He had an infectious smile and joy about him. May he rest in peace.

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