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John "Jack" L Schulstad

May 17, 1926 — April 9, 2010

________________________________________ John L. Jack Schulstad, 83 of Barnesville, Minnesota died Friday in the Good Samaritan Society, Barnesville. Jack, son of Clarence and Ruth (Brathovde) Schulstad, was born May 17, 1926 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the oldest of six children. He moved with his family in 1936 to their farm in the rural Erskine, Minnesota area where he attended school. Jack graduated from Mentor High School in 1943 and joined the United States Navy. He served in the Pacific Theater of War during World War II and was honorably discharged after the War. Jack married Sigrid Iverson on June 13, 1948. They raised their six children in Moorhead and Minneapolis - St. Paul. Jack re-enlisted in the Navy and served his country for a second time during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1952 Jack moved to Moorhead where he attended Moorhead State Teachers College. He graduated with a degree in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education and Biology. Jack taught physical education and band in Climax, Minnesota before returning to Moorhead to teach and eventually serving as elementary school principal. Jack worked in sales for Northern School Supply in Fargo from 1957 until 1970. He then worked for St. Paul Book and Stationery in St. Paul. He worked as an independent sales representative of Embury and others. Jack married Glorine Menze Malland on September 10, 1983 in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville. The couple made their home in Barnesville, where he continued to live until the time of his death. He was very active in the Community. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville and a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Moorhead where he taught Sunday school. Jack was a patriot and a proud member of the American Legion Post 153 and VFW post 4628 of Barnesville. Jack served on the Minnesota State Publishing Board for the American Legion. In 2007, he was honored to take part in the Freedom Flight to Washington, D.C. He also held memberships in Lions Club and was a past member of the Fargo-Moorhead Jaycees. He served on the committee for Potato Days for many years. Jack and Glorine were honored as Grand Marshal for the Potato Day celebration and parade in 2008. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing especially when accompanied by his family. He also enjoyed music and he played trumpet in the 9th District American Legion Band. He is survived by his wife Glorine of Barnesville, four daughters and one son, Lorie (Tom) Schulstad-Werk of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Mary Weisser of Fargo, ND, Carol Schulstad of Eden Prairie, MN, John Schulstad of Orlando, FL and Sara (Tom) Anderson of St. Francis, MN, one step-daughter, Margaret Ann (Tom) Thompson of rural Baker, MN, one step-son, Rich (Ronda)Menze of Oxbow, ND; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters and three brothers, Mary (Howard) Bowie of Atlanta, GA, Brig. General (Ret) George Schulstad of Irving, TX, Ann (Don) Blodgett of Palm Dessert, CA, David (Fran) Schulstad of Surprise, AZ and Charles (Barbara) Schulstad of rural Erskine, MN. Jack is preceded in death by his parents; his son, James Schulstad and his great-grandson, Eli Person. Visitation: Today from 5:00 " 8:00 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and two hours before the funeral on Monday at the church. Funeral service: Monday at 11:00 in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville. Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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