1-2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan at a later date.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Garfield “Gary” Restad, 73, Fargo passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at Essentia Health surrounded by his family.
Gary was born March 30, 1941 in Langdon, North Dakota to Melvin and Fern (Henderson) Restad. He grew up and attended school in Calvin, North Dakota graduating in 1960. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in November, 1960. He served for 20 years.
He married Mary Pelofske on September 18, 1965 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell, Minnesota.
He worked for Hibbing Public Utilities for 23 years, retiring in 2003.
Gary’s passion was riding motorcycles. He raised a team of Belgian horses and participated in pioneer days in the Hibbing area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He would never miss a game or meet of any of his children or grandchildren. He was an active volunteer at many organizations.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary, Fargo, ND; children, Pam (Jim) Cronin, West Fargo, ND, Chris (Sara) Restad, Woodbury, MN; grandchildren, Reed, Keegan, Leah and Holly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Fern Restad, special persons, Burt and Wilma Henderson, brother, Kent, sister, Karen.