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In Loving Memory...

Justin Robert Klefstad

Justin Robert Klefstad, age 39, passed away at his home in Fargo on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.


The son of Alan and Gayle (Flath) Klefstad, he was born Jan 28, 1978 in Fargo. The family lived in Buffalo, ND for the first 10 years of his life, then the family moved to Tolna where he attended junior high and high school. He graduated in 1996 from Dakota Prairie High School. He went on to attend UND in Grand Forks. The flood came in the spring of 1997 moving him to Fargo where he attended NDSU, and graduated in 2003.


Justin worked for his brother Andrew for the past 12 years at Scenic Landscaping in Fargo. He also worked for Used-a Bit pawn shop in Fargo in the off season. Justin loved sports, playing baseball and basketball in high school and going to state in both. He was an avid sports fan following major league and college teams like the NDSU Bison, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Vikings. He set up many sports fantasy leagues, inviting the guys over to pick their teams and enjoy a bowl of home cooked chili. He was a very good cook and was always looking for a new way to bake chicken wings and new crock pot dishes.


Justin loved music and seeing his favorite bands live at concerts around the area. He also took trips to Red Rock Amphitheater in Denver and Las Vegas for concerts. He was known for his infectious smile, wit, smooth dance moves, and great debating skills. From building snow forts with his big brother and little sister to Star Wars Halloween costumes for his nieces and nephews on Christmas, there was never a dull moment when hanging out with Justin. He was truly one of a kind.


Justin is survived by his parents Alan and Gayle Klefstad of Tolna, his brother Andrew and his wife Tami Klefstad of West Fargo and their three children, Reese, Willow, and Jasper, his sister Quinn and her husband Adam Schenck of Hawley, MN and their three children Cale, Ryder, and Jocelyn. Also, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Wanda and Chester Flath, paternal grandparents Mercedes and Arnot Klefstad, uncles Stuart Klefstad (Godfather), Duane Bina, Tim Halvorson, Gary VonBank, and aunt Cecilia Klefstad.


Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at American Lutheran Church, Tolna, ND with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  A memorial service will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church.  Interment will take place later in Buffalo, ND.


Arrangements are with Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, ND.

Posted Condolences:


Gayle, Alan, and family: I am so very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of need.



My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!!  Hopefully all the great memories you have will help carry you through this very difficult time.  I still remember him as a little boy when we lived in Buffalo.  Hugs and prayers to you.

Vicki Stevens


So sorry to hear about your son, Justin.  To lose one of our children is the hardest thing we ever have to go through.  Hugs to you & your family.

Sheila Hoyt


Alan and Gayle, Sorry to hear of your loss.  May God fill the emptiness in your hearts soon.  Know that my prayers for you will be sent with care and affection in regards to your loss.  God bless you and your future.

Sincerely, Victoria Fietzek

Alan and Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you during this time.

Blair and Beth Halvorson


Gayle, Alan, & Family,  You are in our prayers.  Justin was such a wonderful guy.  May God keep his arms around you at this difficult time and help you get through this until you see him again in heaven.

LaVerne & Paulette


Alan, Gayle and Family, I remember Justin's  wonderful smile and sparkly eyes and can replay the boys kindergarten program in my mind and picture it perfectly.  Our hearts hurt for your pain. Thoughts and prayers  for you all.

Hal and Terry


Gayle, Alan, Tami and Family, So sorry for your loss....You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Alan, Gayle and family,
My sincere sympathy to you and all of your family.  Losing a child has to be so very hard to bear.  It sounds like Justin was a very kind, fun loving, and caring young man.



Alan, Gayle, and family, There are no words to tell you how sorry we are for your loss.  Our hearts are heavy as we realize the pain you are feeling.  We send prayers and hugs for all of you in the days ahead.

Linda and Larry


Andy and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.  We are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
Yassar & Teresa Almanaseer





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