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Norman Amstrup

June 25, 1916 - February 24, 2011


10-11:00 A.M. Monday, February 28 in Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Monday, February 28 in Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.


Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Norman Amstrup

June 25, 1916 - February 24, 2011


Norman Amstrup, 94, Fargo, ND passed away February 24, 2011 at Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Fergus Falls, MN.

Norman was born June 25, 1916 on the family farm near Sabin to Charles and Agnes (Peterson) Amstrup.  He attended rural school near Sabin.  The family moved while he was a young boy to a farm near Kindred. 

He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Brainerd, MN during the 1930’s.  In 1943 he enlisted in the Marines serving as a paratrooper and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.  In 1945 he was honorably discharged.

In 1946 Norman married June Borderude.  They farmed in the Kindred area.  They moved to Fargo where he worked in the building and ground power plant at NDSU as a shift supervisor for 27 years.

On July 5, 1963 Norman married Bernice Jellum in Fargo.  They made their home in Fargo.  In 1991 they moved to West McDonald Lake.   During their retirement years they enjoyed 35 years on West McDonald Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; children, Debbie Markey, Fargo, ND, Paul Amstrup, Fargo, ND, Peter (Leigh Ann) Amstrup, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Alyssa Amstrup, Paige Kleespie; step-grandson, Sam Hanson; great-granddaughters, Rhiannon and Belladonna Marth; brother, Carl (Pat) Amstrup, Green Valley, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert and Harold, sister, Christine Jacobson, son-in-law John Markey and grandson Tim Markey.


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  1. Terry Jordet says:

    Gilroy Ca.Bernice, I am so sorry to hear that Norman passed away. He will always remain to be my favorite uncle in my heart. He was so fortunate meet you after his split with June. I know it must have been very hard on you the past few years, as it is for Sue here. I wish someone had told me earlier, but I passed the word to Gary Dean. Good luck Bernice, and take care.

    Terry and Sue Jordet

  2. Mrs. Joan Mulkern says:

    Fargo ND
    I was so sorry to hear of Norman’s death. You have my deepest sympathy. I know he was ill a long time. Sincerely, Joan Mulkern

  3. Karen Dregseth says:

    Coon Rapids MN
    Bernice, Debbie, Peter and Paul –
    I don’t believe I ever met Norman, but I heard so much about him over the years that I feel like I knew him. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  4. Doris Dahlberg says:

    Fargo ND
    Bernice, Debbie, Paul, and Peter:

    There are many happy memories I have of Norman. The year we were waiting for Mary to be born, I remember Norman cooking a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for us. There were the tomatoes he brought me from the lake that he was so proud of. They were some of the largest and reddest I have ever seen. There were the fun times at the lake, Norman always making the Dahlberg clan feel so welcome. In later years, I won’t forget the countless rummy games my daughter and I played with him. We enjoyed both the card games and conversations we had together. He was a kind, generous, and thoughtful man who will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time.

    Love, Doris

  5. Mike Kennelly says:

    Dilworth Minnesota
    I had the good fortune to get to know Norman when we spent time together at Rainbow Square. Norman was always a pleasant and interesting man. We both had been involved in potato packing, which,of course, meant he and I were a cut above the others. Bernie, we will miss seeing Norman and you as well.


  6. Mary Haskins says:

    Fremont NeBernice, Debbie, Paul, Peter,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. What a great and wonderful man Uncle Norman was! I cherish the memories created when we were together.

  7. John T. Korsmo says:

    Thinking about you in this difficult time, Debbie.

  8. Mitch & Tammy Bjugson says:

    Peachtree City GABernice, Debbie, Paul & Peter, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We wish time spent with those we love could last forever and in our hearts it will. Cherish all those wonderful memories. Blessings, Mitch & Tammy

  9. peggy markey says:

    Detroit Lakes mnBless the memory of Norman. He was such a kind considerate family man. He certainly was like family to our Markey celebrations. My brother John thought the world of him. I am so sorry for your loss Bernice, Deb, Paul & Peter. May the best of memories comfort you all during these difficult days.
    Luv always, Peg

  10. Dee Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Deb and Bernice: I was so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing. It seems no matter what the age, or health condition, it is so very hard to lose a loved one. Lord knows, you have had your share of that, but I wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through yet another difficult time in life’s journey. I love you Deb.

    As ever…Dee

  11. Norm D. Amstrup says:

    Fairbanks AKOur prayers and sympathy to the family. There will always be a special place in our hearts for Uncle Norm.

  12. Mary Dahlberg says:

    Bernice, Debbie, Paul & Peter,

    I want you to know that I am thinking of all of you and send my love. You are all in my prayers as you go through this tough time. Always remember the great times you had with Norman and all the fun times at the lake. I know I will! Norman treated our whole family like we were apart of his. His smile will be missed. He was a great man!

    Lova, Mary

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