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John Barsgard

John Barsgard

May 1, 1939-March 19, 2013

John S. Barsgard, 73, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in his home.

John Sanford Barsgard was born the son of Sanford and Edith (Bloom) Barsgard on May 1, 1939 in Moorhead. He was raised in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1957. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960 and upon his discharge, he returned to Moorhead.

On July 28, 1962, John was united in marriage to Yvonne Brunelle at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moorhead. They established their home in Moorhead and in 1963, he went to work for the North Dakota Air National Guard as a jet aircraft technician. He retired in 1984.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the American Legion, the Eagles, and Walleyes Unlimited.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time at his lake place on Rock Lake. His family was very important to him and he loved attending his grandchildren's activities. John was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Surviving John are his wife of 50 years, Yvonne; son, Greg (Julie) Barsgard of Dilworth; daughter, Susan (Scott Hallford) Barsgard of Fargo; grandchildren, Melanie (Lucas) Middlebrook, Chris (Geni Corwin) Gudding, Ashley Prince and Derek Barsgard; great grandchildren, Mica, Mauer, Afton, Ryker and Ella; sister, Patricia (Maynard) Lynde-Hemmah of Moorhead; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and granddogs, Roxanne and Sophie.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brother-in-law, Arlen Lynde.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday), with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moorhead, with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

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