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Chester "Red" Brostrom

October 29, 2017

Memorial Service

November 06, 2017
- 1:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

First Lutheran Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Chester "Red" Brostrom

October 29, 2017


Chester “Red” David Brostrom, Fargo, passed away on October 29, 2017 at Sanford Health. He was born November 10, 1932 to David and Alice (Pederson) Brostrom in Wilton, ND. Red’s family lived in central North Dakota where he graduated from high school in Valley City in 1950.

After graduation, he worked at various jobs until 1957 when he began his career with Holsum Bread, now known as Country Hearth Bakery. Red worked his way into management after years of being a jack of all trades for the company.

On March 24, 1990 he was united in marriage to Winnie Hanson at First Lutheran Church`. The couple made their home in Fargo.

Red was known for his persistence. He wanted things done right and would put in as much time and effort as was needed to always get the job done.

Red was an active member of the Valley City Eagle’s Club for 66 years and once served as President. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Bison fan.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie; son, Rodney Brostrom; sister, Betty (Richard) Vos; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Paul, Dale, and James “Jim” Brostrom.

There will be a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior.


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7 responses to “Chester Brostrom”

  1. Don Dumais says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Red’s passing. I remember meeting him many years ago through you when you used to cut my hair. I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and hope that you find comfort and peace in the coming years.
    Don Dumais

  2. Holly Warren says:

    My heart just breaks for my afternoon sunshine Red always beamed my way. He worked for U.S. Bank for the last few years and was EVERYONE’s favorite! His wonderful smile, infectious giggle and kind words of wisdom were always welcome breaks in a busy afternoon – and will most certainly be missed and never forgotten. Our prayers go out to Winnie and Rodney from all of us!

  3. Matt Osborne says:

    I work for US Bank downtown and one thing I always appreciated about Red was his persistence in waving to you as you entered the parking lot and as you were leaving. Always working, but willing to stop and listen to you and talk about whatever you wanted to talk about. A great man!

  4. Bethany Petry Reinhardt says:

    My heart breaks to hear the news of Red passing. He and Winnie would come visit at Applebee’s and always have a good story to tell. He certainly provided me with so many laughs; one, because of his stories and two because his laugh was contagious! Thinking about Winnie and family, sending my love and sympathy.

  5. Kelly Brodsho says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will remember Red as a kind man, always positive and thoughtful. He was one of those who made the day a little better when he would come into the pharmacy. My deepest sympathy.

  6. Bereavement Ministry Team says:

    The Bereavement Ministry Team and the Parish Community of St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, NC extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Be assured that you and your family are in our prayers.

  7. Lori Haarstad says:

    Winnie: So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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