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Ross Walseth, 43

Thief River Falls - Ross Walseth, 43, died Thursday, November 22, 2001 at his home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 26, at St. John Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls with Rev. Donald Kirchner officiating. Ida Nordvall was the organist, and special music was provided by soloist Andrea Novak and Ed Walseth and Chickie Peterson. Casketbearers were Ward Brink, Joel Hallstrom, Gary Hoglo, Kim Johnson, Dale Nelson and Guy Kruse. Honorary casketbearers included the employees of Dean Foods and Hubert's Outdoor Power. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, rural St. Hilaire, with Green Funeral Home of Thief River Falls in charge of the arrangements.
Ross Walseth was born on August 11, 1958 in Thief River Falls, the son of Robert and Jeanette Walseth. He was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in St. Hilaire and attended school in St. Hilaire and Thief River Falls, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1976. He worked for a short time at St. Hilaire Supply and Arctic Cat. In May of 1977, he began working for Bridgeman's (now Dean Foods) in Thief River Falls.
On May 24, 1980, Ross was united in marriage to Karen Koop in Thief River Falls.
He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church and a member of the St. Hilaire Snowmobile Club.
Ross was an avid Vikings fan and enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling, Nascar racing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Karen of Thief River Falls; two sons, Derek and Cody, both of Thief River Falls; his father, Robert of Plummer; his mother, Jeanette of Thief River Falls; three sisters, Jill (Craig) Jonson of St. Hilaire, and Laurie (Keith) Nelson and Lisa (special friend Grant Nelson) Walseth, both of Thief River Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Ross was preceded in death by his grandparents, Victor and Yvonne Walsberg and Sylvia and Thorstein Walseth, and an uncle. A00003B2001NV28

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