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Steve Balstad

August 15, 2016

Memorial Service

September 04, 2016
- 1:30pm

Olivet Lutheran Church

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Boulger Funeral Home

Steve Balstad

August 15, 2016

Obituary

Steve Balstad, age 64, resident of Fargo, ND, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016.

Steve was born June 6,1952, in Mayville, ND, to Marvin T. Balstad and Irene (Tykeson) Balstad.

In 1970, he graduated from Mayville High School and married his high school sweet-heart, Sandra (Brooks) Balstad, on December 21, 1970. The happy couple lived in Mayville until moving to Fargo in 1973.

Steve joined the Fargo Fire Department in 1974, and was known by his colleagues for being calm under pressure, an excellent leader and his top notch practice jokes. He advanced to the rank of Asst. Fire Chief and briefly served as Intirm Chief before retiring after 40 years of service in April, 2014.

Steve loved to travel and had many hobbies including fishing, sailing, RC Car Racing, target shooting and camping. He enjoyed time around the campfire at Little Toad Lake with friends and cheering on both the the Bison and the Vikings.

Steve is survived by his wife of 45 years; Sandra (Brooks) Balstad, his three daughters; Michelle (Todd) Woitzel, Jennifer (Eric) Heismeyer and Stephanie (Kjall) Ryland, nine grandchildren, his eldest brother; Ret. Col. Richard (Ruth) Balstad, his Mother-in-law; Sylvia Brooks, three brothers-in-laws; Ret. Col. Larry, Ron and Michael Brooks and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Steve was proceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Michael and Charles Balstad, Father-in-law; Gene Brooks and a granddaughter; Aubrey Ryland.

The Funeral will take place at 1:30pm on September 4th, 2016 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. The Family asks that guest wear Caribbean attire.

The family would like to thank the Fargo Fire Department for all their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Steve’s name to the Fargo Fire Department Commemorative Firefighters Statue Fund.

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16 responses to “Steve Balstad”

  1. Nancy Brooks says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a remarkable man and a hero to many. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  2. vicki berg/brustad says:

    Sandy and family, so sorry to hear about Steve. I kept thinking about what you told me the last time I saw you about you and Steve wanting to get a sailboat and live out on the water! You were a very loving couple.

  3. steve m. kilen says:

    so sorry for your loss of a good guy and man. i went to school with steve B. in mayville high school and truly a nice and good classmate. think of him in good thoughts and he is at rest with our savior and angels. God bless you and your family in this difficult time.know he is at peace and joy at home in heaven. sincerely steve m. kilen oakland,ca.

  4. Lucia Holum Jacobson says:

    So sorry to hear about Steve! Praying for your recovery, Sandy, and for strength to carry on without Steve.

  5. Kris Scarborough says:

    Sandy, so sorry to hear about Steve. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your body and soul. My prayers go out to you!

  6. Neil and Deb Tollefsrud says:

    Sandy – our sympathy and prayers for you and your family at the loss of Steve. Seems I knew Steve all my life as we use to play together while in grade school when he lived close to my grandmother near the college. I was happy when he returned for high school, living with donkey and later married you. You are a great couple. You are suffering a great loss. God bless and keep you.

  7. Jason and Angie Messner says:

    We were very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a very kind soul. Jason and I will never forget the smile he had on his face when Steve and Sandy came to the hospital the day Ryan was born. Steve will be dearly missed by us.

  8. Mary Metzger says:

    Sandy and family, I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss. Steve was a wonderful guy. You are all in my prayers.

  9. Greg & Mary (Balstad) Dronen says:

    Sandy & Family,We are so sorry to hear about cousin Steve’s passing,he was such a nice guy and always had a smile when I seen him. Our condolences to you and my you find comfort in your memories.Prayers & God Bless.

  10. Mike, Angie, Ellie & Sam Eggl says:

    Sandy, we are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful person! We wish you and your family our greatest sympathies. We also hope your recovery is quick and complete. Our prayers are with you. Take care and God Bless!

  11. Michael Davis says:

    Michelle and Jennifer, so sorry to hear about your dad. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayer.

  12. Judy Noel says:

    So sorry for your loss, Sandy. Our prayers for strength and healing are with you. Judy and Hank Noel

  13. Donna Nevins says:

    Sandy, i am truely sadden by the news. I have enjoyed visiting and eating with you guys for the last three summer. My prays goes out to you and your family

  14. Rick Graba says:

    It was my pleasure to know and work with Steve my entire firefighting career. The last time we met, in Bismarck, we had breakfast together. We visited about our careers and more importantly about retirement and our love of
    the Caribbean. It was truly an honor to know and serve with him. I’m so honored to call him a brother and a friend.

  15. Shannon Hunt says:

    Sandy and Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for your healing.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Steve and Shannon Hunt

  16. Tom says:

    I raced RC cars with Steve for a lot of years, He was a great guy and I will never forget him. I went to his funeral and it was was hard to not cry, After all that he did and all that he was he deserved more.

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