Ardell T. BestlandArdell T. Bestland age 84 of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Ardell Truman Bestland was born on January 22, 1929 in Grand Forks, the son of Theodore and Bergine (Egeland) Bestland. Ardell grew up in rural East Grand Forks, MN and attended Central High School in East Grand Forks. In 1950 he joined the United States Air Force and served his country until his discharge in 1954. He worked for the Grand Forks Airport and BK Air Spray for a number of years. He married Carole Anderson on December 23, 1958. He worked for the Grand Forks Airmotive as a mechanic and was a pilot that flew Airmail. On April 16, 1983 he was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginger” Vacura in Alexandria, MN. Ardell then worked for Minnkota Power as a chief pilot and was director of maintenance and an FAA certified mechanic.