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Roland O. Hensrud

Roland O. Hensrud

Roland Ordean "Ronnie" Hensrud, 82, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away Sunday, September 23, at Valley Eldercare, surrounded by his family.

Roland was born May 12, 1936, in Mekinock, North Dakota. Roland served in the U. S. Army, and he met his beautiful bride of 57 years, Gerda (Otto) Hensrud, while serving in Augsburg, Germany. Roland was a plumber and housing inspector, working at the University of North Dakota and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. He enjoyed the outdoors, trapping, travel, reading, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Roland is survived by his wife, Gerda; daughters, Catherine (Michael) Bubb, Alvarado, MN, Annette (Brian) Neshem, Surrey, ND, and Jennifer (Eric) Hellekson, Detroit Lakes, MN; grandchildren, Heather Aadland, Haley Vargas, Justin Neshem, Brittany Michels, Taylor Neshem, Dane Hellekson, and Audrey Hellekson; and seven great-grandchildren; brother Merlyn (Sharon) Hensrud and sister Yvonne Collins. Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Josephine Hensrud, and his brother, Elroy Hensrud.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. Visitation will be for the hour before the service in the church. Burial will be in Ness Lutheran Cemetery of Mekinock, ND.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ness Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Calvary Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks.