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Richard Bruce Fjerstad

March 31, 1930 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 89)

Richard “Dick” Bruce Fjerstad, 89, of Aitkin, formerly of Coon Rapids, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Aitkin Health Services, Aitkin.  He was born March 31, 1930 in Canby to Peter and Claire (Atchison) Fjerstad.  Richard grew up in Minneapolis.  He is a veteran of The United States Army who served during the Korean War.  Richard was united in marriage to Jean Johnsen on July 9, 1955.  Richard and Jean raised their family in Coon Rapids and retired to Aitkin.  He loved living on Farm Island Lake and was affectionately called “The Mayor” by all of his neighbors.  Richard and his humor will be missed by many people.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Jean; son, Paul; his parents; brothers, Paul and Robert; sisters, Frances Holman, Margaret Kesting, Lorraine Ordemann, MariAnn Jones and Jody Burke.

Richard is survived by his children, Nita, Bruce (Deb) and Mark (Kim); grandchildren, Corrina, Todd, Elizabeth, Jason (Rebecca), Tammy, Eric (Megan) and Karla (Brett); great grandchildren, Bradi, Taelor, Luke, Lee and Faith; brother, Dean (Arlene) and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life for Richard will be held at a later date.  To sign the guestbook online, go to:  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.

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