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Eugene “Gene” Harstad

December 9, 1938 — June 1, 2022

Eugene “Gene” Harstad

Eugene “Gene” Harstad, age 83, of Alexandria died on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Church for the Harvest in Alexandria, Minnesota with Pastor Mike Bartolomeo officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at the Vinger Cemetery in Donnelly, Minnesota.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m., until the service at 12 noon at Church for the Harvest.

Eugene was born on December 9, 1938, to George Sr. and Alpha (Olson) Harstad on the family farm in Donnelly. He grew up with his 9 siblings, attended country school, and graduated from Herman High School in 1956. He married Shirley Elmquist and together they raised 5 children. Later in life he met Marlis Pasche and was married at the Assembly of God Church in Morris in the summer of 1984. Together they had one son. Gene worked in several different roles in his career ranging from a driver, an electrician, and as a contractor. Gene never officially retired and kept busy with small jobs up until his passing. He spent his free time gardening, wood working, hunting, bird watching, and spending time with his family who will dearly miss him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Emmet, Clinton and Odell Harstad; and sisters, Georgia Smith and Vivian Giese.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marlis Harstad; children, Jeff (Lisa) Harstad, of Alexandria, Renee (John) Lynch, of New Milford, Ct, Scott Harstad, of Ten Sleep, WY, Doreen (Eldon) Strom of Barret, Todd (Shana) Harstad of Ten Sleep, WY, and Josh (Stephany) Harstad of Alexandria; brothers, Donald and George Jr. (Elaine) Harstad; sister; Leonna Carlson; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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