10-11:00 A.M. Monday, February 28 in Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. Monday, February 28 in Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
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.