MOHALL Kenneth Jerome Strand, 63, Mohall, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in a Kenmare hospital. He was diagnosed with cancer in December 2012. He had a rare tumor that has been linked to a parasite in the water in Vietnam.
Kenny was born July 1, 1950, in Minot, to Elmer and Minnie (Sundt) Strand. He attended Grover Grade School through the eighth grade and graduated from Tolley High School in 1968.
He attended NDSU-Bottineau prior to being drafted into the Army. He served as a private from 1971 until 1972.
Kenny was once married to Cindy Knutson, whom he married on Oct. 18, 1974. He farmed in the Tolley area for many years. He was a member of Hamerly Lutheran Church, rural Tolley, until it closed. He currently attended church in the Hamerly Chapel of Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall.
Family: children, Travis (Cora) Strand, Bismarck, Tiffany (Keith) Degenstein, Mohall, and Kyle (Kim) Strand, Mohall; grandchildren, Dylan, Natalie, Reede, Riley, Connor, Aidan, Harper and Allison; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Marlyce Berlin, Donald Strand, Eldon Strand and Helene Strand.
Funeral: Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., at the Hamerly Chapel of Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall.
Burial: McKinney Cemetery, rural Tolley.
Visitation: Thursday, noon until the service time, at the church.
(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)