|Ernest Landsrud, 91|
|Written by TRF Times|
Grygla - Ernest Landsrud, 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Hillcrest Senior Living, Red Lake Falls.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Grygla, with Rev. Joseph Abrahamson officiating. Casket bearers include Billy Landsrud, Garrett Landsrud, Gavin Nordby and Tony Nordby. Interment was held at St. Petri Cemetery.
Ernest Olger Landsrud was born on Nov. 18, 1919 on the family farm in Veldt Township, Marshall County, the son of Austin and Bertha (Buck) Landsrud.
He was baptized at St. Petri Lutheran Church near Grygla, and confirmed as an adult in 1958 at St. Petri Lutheran Church. Ernest attended the Veldt School in Veldt Township through the eighth grade.
On Oct. 24, 1945 Ernest was united in marriage to Joyce Eileen Brateng in Grygla. They lived for a short time with his parents, and in 1946, they purchased the Landsrud family farm in Eckvoll Township. Together they ran a dairy farm and raised their son, Don. Ernest enjoyed his years on the farm. He was a very capable operator of his dairy farm.
In his early years, Ernest enjoyed playing baseball with the Grygla team. In his later years, Ernest enjoyed fishing with his Son and Grandsons.
Ernest was a lifelong member of St. Petri Lutheran Church; he also served many years on the Eckvoll Township Board.
For those who knew Ernest, they respected him for what he was.
Survivors include his son, Don Landsrud of Gully; three grandsons, Rob (Shawna) Landsrud of Benson, Rick (special friend, Jodi Wahl) Landsrud of Greenbush, and Reid (Kashia) Landsrud of Mentor; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth “Elle” Garrett, William “Billy” Teagan, Sierra, and Vincent; great-great-granddaughter, Josie; and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce in 2002; parents; siblings, Alvin, Edith, and Vernon.
Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.