|Remembering John Jorstad|
John Edward Jorstad, retired power plant employee, died Dec. 22 at The Maples at Har-Ber Meadows in Springdale, Ark. He was 91.
Jorstad was born in West Fargo Sept. 26, 1915. He married Florence Kosobud Feb. 18, 1944, and was employed by the UND power plant. He retired in 1980. They lived in Grand Forks and the surrounding area for 80 years. In 1997 they moved to Fayetteville, Ark., to enjoy a warmer climate and to be closer to their daughter. They moved to Springdale in 2006, where Florence still resides.
John will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who loved people and life.
He is survived by his wife Florence of 62 years, daughter Lois (Leonard) Wavra of Fayetteville, Ark., and his son Jack (Diane) Jorstad of Grand Forks, five grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two half brothers.
A memorial service will be held in Grand Forks at Memorial Cemetery at a later date.