Darold E. Alvstad

April 16, 1933-Feb. 1, 2018

Darold Everal Alvstad,

84, Minot, formerly of the

Coulee area, died Thurs-

day, February 1, 2018 in a

Minot Hospital.

Darold was born on

April 16, 1933 on the fam-

ily farm in Mountrail

County, North Dakota the

son of Tommy and Esther

(Strand) Alvstad. He was

raised near Coulee and

educated at Donnybrook,

where he graduated from

Donnybrook High School.

He was once married to

Eileen Blohm.

Darold farmed in the

Coulee area until 1966,

when he moved to Spring-

field, OR, where he

worked at the Wey-

erhauser lumber mill as a

millwright. He retired in

1997 and returned to live

in North Dakota on the

family farm near Coulee.

He was married to Elaine

Olson and she preceded

him in death.

Darold was a member of

the Minot Moose Lodge

and Sons of Norway. He

enjoyed Polka dances,

was a huge fan of

Lawrence Welk and an

avid carpenter.

His loving family in-

cludes, children, Doris

(Perry) Wafer, Eugene,

OR, Marie (Bruce) Fisher,

Troutdale, OR and Brian

(Kristin) Alvstad, James-

town, NC; 9 grandchil-

dren; 3 great grandchil-

dren; and sister, Sharon

Miller, Springfield, OR.

Darold was preceded in

death by his parents,

wife, Elaine, and sisters,

Delma and Lorraine.

Graveside service:

Wednesday, February 7,

2018 at 1:00 p.m. in St.

Luke’s Cemetery, rural


Gathering and Fellow-

ship: Wednesday from

4:00-6:00 p.m. at Darold’s

residence located at 1509

35th Ave SW Minot.

Arrangements entrusted

to Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.