DAVID KEITH JOHNSRUD
David Keith Johnsrud, age 75, of Owatonna, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at District One Hospital, Faribault.
A memorial service will be at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Owatonna on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Brian Wright officiating. Spring interment will be at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit.
A memorial visitation will be at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
David Keith, the son of Elder I. and Sarah A. (Bartlet) Johnsrud, was born on April 25, 1939 in Albert Lea. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1957. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy for four years and was honorably discharged. David married Barbara Ann Sever on April 21, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden Grove, CA. He was employed at North American Aviation and later became an entrepreneur and started his own business called Guaranteed Auto, both of Southern California. David finished his working career as a machine operator at Malt-O-Meal in Northfield. He enjoyed repairing antique cars, dirt track car races up North, and spending time with his family and his dog, Buster.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Stephen Johnsrud and Chris (and Kimberly) Johnsrud; three grandchildren, Ethan, Erica and Ella Johnsrud; sister in law, Eva Johnsrud; five brothers in law; two sisters in law; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Connie (and Robert) Hansen; brother, Donald Johnsrud; aunts; and uncles.
Name: Clarice Sever
Date: Tuesday January 27, 2015
Barb, Chris, Kim, Steve, Ethan, Erica and Ella: For once in my live I am at a lose for words, I know that is hard to believe but it is true. I have never known such a fine man as Dave, his heart was made of gold and as large as a mountain. His laugh and smile was contagious, when we were at the dirt track races he was like a kid in a candy store. He will live forever in my heart just as he will in your hearts. Remember the good times, Dave is looking over you with the Lord. Love and Peace to all. Take care, we are thinking of you. Love Ken and Clarice.