Bruce Engstrom

June 5, 1944 – May 17, 2020

Bruce Engstrom, 75, of

Columbus, North Dakota,

passed away Sunday, May

17, 2020, at the Tioga

Medical Center Long

Term Care in Tioga, ND.

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home of Tioga, ND is

assisting the family.

Friends may sign the

on-line register and give

their condolences at


A private Celebration

of Life will be held by the


Bruce Barry Engstrom

was born on June 5, 1944

in Portal Township, North

Dakota to Paul and Thel-

ma (Nygaard) Engstrom.

At the age of two, he

moved to the family farm

south of Columbus, ND.

Bruce attended a one

room country school until

the 5th grade and graduat-ed from Columbus High

School in 1962.

After graduation, Bruce

went to Los Angeles for

one year where he worked

as a machinist for Lock-

head Martin. Bruce re-

turned to North Dakota

and married JoAnn Tande

on October 23, 1964 in

Battleview, ND. To this

union two children were

born, Jeff and Cindy. The

couple lived in Flaxton,

Crosby, Opheim, Montana

and then Williston where

he started his electrical

career. In 1971 they

moved to Edmore, ND

where he was on the con-

struction crew of ABM

Missile Site in Nekoma. In

1973 they moved to

Bismarck and he worked

mainly in area power

plants. Bruce then ac-

quired his Master Electri-

cal License. He has been a

member of International

Brotherhood of Electrical

Workers (IBEW) for 52


In 1981, Bruce and

JoAnn moved back to

Columbus and purchased

the family farm. Bruce

raised cattle, farmed and

did electrical work.

Bruce enjoyed fishing,

hunting, camping and

woodworking. The farm

was a special place where

he could connect with na-

ture. He loved animals

and always had a special

dog next to his side.

He will always be

remembered for his gentle

nature and winning smile.

Bruce is survived by

his wife, JoAnn; children,

Jeff (Jodie) Engstrom of

Columbus, ND and Cindy

Felthous of Pine River,

MN; grandchildren, Cody

Engstrom, Katie Engstrom

(Steve Chadrjian), Paige

Johnson, Derek Johnson,

Megan Felthous (Bryan

Syrstad) and Anna


great-grandchild, Aiden


He is preceded in death

by his parents, Paul and

Thelma Engstrom; broth-

er, Dennis Engstrom, fa-

ther and mother-in-law,

Willie and Florence

(Mollgaard) Tande;

brother-in-law, Curtis


Memorials may be

made to Trinity Lutheran

Church, 601 Main St.

Columbus, ND 58727.