Funeral service for Marvin Jorstad, 73, of Regent, will be 10:00 am, Monday, December 21, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with Pastor David Skjoldal officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post #3 Honor Guard. Burial will take place in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Public Visitation will be from 8:00 am to 9:45 am, Monday, December 21 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.
For those attending, please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and ND Department of Health. To view the live webcast of Marvin’s funeral service, please go to Stevenson Funeral Home website, click on Marvin’s photo, select photos and videos. The livestream will be active 15 minutes before the service.
Marvin went home to be with Jesus Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Sanford Health surrounded by his family.
Marvin Dale, the son of Roy and Edna (Brandner) Jorstad, was born in Dickinson on December 6, 1947. Growing up he attended Enterprise School and later graduated from New England High School in 1965. Marvin loved his country and enlisted in the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, his love of farming drew him back to the family farm near Regent. On August 15, 1975, Marvin married the love of his life, Bernadine Wolf in Dickinson. Together they purchased the family farm becoming the third generation to farm the homestead where they raised their three daughters, Gina, Lori, and Kristin.
Marvin was passionate about farming and enjoyed working his land, patiently trusting the Lord for provision. He retired in 2017 and continued to live on the farm. Later in life his relationship with his Lord defined who he was. His passion was farming, but his delight was his family. He adored his children and grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a gentle man gifted with wisdom, contentment, a unique sense of humor, and had a special language for his animals. He was involved in his community, served on many boards, and was honored to receive the 2017 County Agriculturists Award. He enjoyed woodworking, restoring antique furniture, and inventing solutions to make farming easier. He looked forward to traveling, camping, and especially fishing with his two buddies. Loved by many. We miss him dearly.
Grateful for having shared in Marvin’s life is his wife of 45 years, Bernadine; daughters, Gina (Stan) Klein of Bottineau, Lori (Wilson) Fancieh of Bismarck, Kristin (Roan) Mestan of Dickinson; grandchildren, Brookelyn Pfau, Mackenzy (Aaron) Anderson, Austin Klein, Jace Madler, Willow and Pierce Mestan; great-grandchild, Rylen Klein; brother, Ray Jorstad of AR; sisters, Annetta Jesch of Dickinson, LaVonne (Arlin) Reindel and Arlys (Allen) Schmidt of New England.
He was preceded in death by his parents.