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Ronald D. Mastrud

April 27, 1941 - February 24, 2021

Visitation - Sunday

February 28, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Monday

March 01, 2021
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

March 01, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Burial - Monday

March 01, 2021

Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Ronald D. Mastrud

April 27, 1941 - February 24, 2021


Ronald’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 9:45 A.M.:

Ronald D. Mastrud, 79, Fargo passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo.

Ronald was born April 27, 1941 to Christian and Hilda (Haskins) Mastrud in Hatton, ND. He graduated from Hatton High School before enlisting in the US Air Force. After he was honorabley discharged, he joined the North Dakota Air National Guard “Happy Hooligans” in Fargo where he was given the nickname “Spook.”

He worked full time for the state of North Dakota Air National Guard. He retired after 30 years from the Air Guard and from the State of ND in 1996 due to his disability HSP (Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia). He was an active member of the Fargo American Legion, Gilbert C. Grafton Post #2.

He married Alice Hamling on July 1, 1967 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo.

Ron was known for his love of animals, playing cards, Vikings Football, stock market updates and his love of western movies. He also loved chocolate milkshakes, banana cream pie, Coca Cola and Budweiser.

Ron was a quiet man of few words. He didn’t show a lot of affection, a more “tough love kind of guy” until he met his grandchildren.

His survivors include his wife Alice; six children, Lori (Tom) Bloch, Greg (Janet), Lisa (Ben) Gramer, Brenda (Steve) Lewis, Chad (Brittany), and Stacy (Tony) Rogen, and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Corrine Anderson, Delores Smith, Shirley Hendrickson, and sister-in-law Delores Mastrud.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alvin and Myron, sisters, Gardia Gierke and Bernice Novak.

Ron’s family wants to give a very special “Thank You” to Sanford Hospice Homecare nurses – Kari and Bruce and to everyone at Sanford Hospice Hospital for their loving, caring and dedicated staff. “You are very special people.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HSP Foundation at www.sp-foundation.org and/or a charity of your choice.

Please enjoy a milkshake in Ronald’s honor whenever you can.

Visitation: 5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 1, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

Ronald’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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33 responses to “Ronald D. Mastrud”

  1. Joyce Rasmussen says:

    My sincere sympathy to all the Mastrud’s. It is never easy to loose a loved one .The memories become more precious all the time.

  2. Sandra Jaeger says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Mastrud family. He was a great Dad to a wonderful bunch of kids! I will always remember his quiet smile & how proud he was of all his kids. May you all find comfort in your wonderful memories.

  3. Pete Lewis says:

    So sorry to hear about Spook. He was a great guy. I have a lot of good memories of him. A lot of funny ones also!
    Alice I will be thinking of you. You were a great couple. Rest in Peace my friend.

  4. Shannon Buckmier says:

    Hugs and prayers of peace during this difficult time!!!

  5. Jim and Linda Hohertz says:

    We are so sorry Alice and kids. I saw the post from Maurice on Facebook a few days ago and was wondering how Ron was doing. Please accept our condolences.

  6. Linda S Miller says:

    Alice and Family, We’re so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. John and I will miss sitting down on your patio and visiting with Ron. He had a very dry sense of humor that we always enjoyed. We think the picture you’ve chosen for his obit is perfect! John and Linda Miller, San Tan Valley, AZ

  7. Brenna Lauerman Grund says:

    Thinking of you at this sad time. My boys spent many hours at the house playing cards. Take care! Brenna , Wally, Mike Lauerman

  8. Myrna Birremkott says:

    .’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s Passing. There were many fun times with all our friends getting together. My thoughts & prayers are with you, Alice & your family.

  9. Drew Likness says:

    Our condolences to the entire Mastrud family. I don’t recall ever meeting Ron, but he should be proud of his children. I’ve come to know them professionally and thru hockey and enjoy them, well done. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  10. Connie Erickson says:

    OH Alice I’m SO Sorry😢 to hear this news. Ronnie (and you) have had quite the struggle in the past couple of years. I wish you peace and joy that he is finally going to his heavenly home. I send big Hugs your way.❤️❤️❤️❤️ I’ve missed seeing you

  11. Connie Erickson says:

    I’m so sorry Alice😢😢😢😢. I know the last few years have been a struggle for both Ronnie and you. Rest assured he has gone to his heavenly home where there is no more pain or sickness. I send big ((HUGS)) to you and all your family. I have missed seeing you and look forward to when we get together again❤️

  12. Sharon Klevgaard says:

    So sorry to hear of Ron passing. My condolences to Alice and family.

  13. Mel & Elaine Bennefeld says:

    Alice and family, so sorry to hear that Spook has left us, you have our sympathy and condolence, now the rest of this will be addressed to him, Old buddy I know you are up there looking down and reading as I type it, having a little problem doing this as for some strange reason my eyes keep getting a little misty thinking of the cold and windy nights that we humped the mound out at the nuke storage sight, the times that you stopped in the training office for a hot cup of coffee with a big grin on your face, be seeing you in a few years, Fly High, old friend, Fly High.

  14. Gail Hanson says:

    My Sympathy to your family!

  15. Mary Gross Tofte says:

    Alice, I’m so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It’s hard losing someone you’ve shared so many years of your life with but you have many good memories of those years. I’m praying they will lift you up and bring you peace.

  16. Larry Pietsch says:

    So sorry for the family’s loss. i work with SPOOK at the air port . larry pietsch

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  18. Judy Littlefield says:

    Alice, I am saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I know he was always there when we played
    Cards but he was so quiet we never knew it, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.

  19. Debi Hohman says:

    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. May he rest in peace
    Prayers for you and your family

  20. lugene Torczon says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I need your address again, Alice

  21. Bob and Ann Hamling says:

    We are so sorry prayers for you and your family

  22. Crystal Lindgren says:

    Alice and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I know you will find comfort in the memories that you have to share with each other.
    Even though we have lost touch through the years I still have so many fond memories of all of you kids. Stacy it’s been awhile since we last visited but you were such a special joy to me.
    Sincerely. Your 3rd grade teacher,. Mrs. Lindgren

  23. Gerald L Halvorson says:

    Wish I could make Ronnie’s funeral. But me and Mary Ann are still in Texas. Miss the all night card games we had at your house. Take care Alice, Love You.

  24. Maurice & Bonnie Hamling says:

    Our sympathies to Alice and family on Ronnie’s passing you’re in our prayers and we wish we could be with you at this time we hope will be able to watch it on live stream Monday morning again our sorrows and thoughts and prayers Maurice Hamling and family from Iowa

  25. Veril Larson says:

    Alice, so sorry to hear about Spook. Dawn and I are out of town and won’t be able to attend today. I met Spook in March of 1977 when I started working at the Guard and enjoyed working with him. He loved his wife and family, often bragging about their accomplishments. He was also a passionate and knowledgeable sports fan. I wish to thank him for his Service to our State and Country. God bless his memory.

  26. Mary Bernier says:

    Alice and family, I am s sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. jennifer davis says:

    May God’s peace be with you all. The video tribute is beautiful. To see the joyful smiles is blessing me.
    I love you.

  28. Deb (Hamling) van Latenstein says:

    Blessings to all of the family and friends of Ronnie Mastrud. Sending you love and light.

  29. Ann Hamling says:

    Alice & Family.. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ron. Always enjoyed visiting when we came North for vacation. Will keep you & your family in my prayers.

  30. Judy Richardson says:

    I will miss Uncle Ronnie so very very much. Je was like a second dad to me. He and Aunt Alice was always so good to Tim and I. We are so very sorry we could not be there and I am even sad that we did not make ot home this past year so I never got my visit with him 😢 But I know I will be with him again one day and until then I Love You Uncle Ronnie!!!!! R.I.P.

  31. Ruthie Bode says:

    What a beautiful family you two made together, Alice! My thoughts are of you in your sadness. Love from Ruthie

  32. Dakota Telco says:

    Alice and family: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Board of Directors and Staff

  33. Mary Ann Halvorson says:

    Jerry has already posted, but I just had to add some thoughts. We have reminisced about Ronnie and you more than anyone since we moved to Texas. I know your wonderful family will take care of you, but we are available also. All that have passed since we left Fargo, Ronnie made us think about what we missed most about Fargo. Love to you and your family.

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