Dr. David Morstad, 78, of Grand Forks, formerly of Minot, ND, died Sunday, October 8, 2006, at home. David Paul Morstad was born December 9, 1927, in New York Mills, MN, to Andrew and Alice (Bogen) Morstad. He graduated from New York Mills High S...
Dr. David Morstad, 78, of Grand Forks, formerly of Minot, ND, died Sunday, October 8, 2006, at home.
David Paul Morstad was born December 9, 1927, in New York Mills, MN, to Andrew and Alice (Bogen) Morstad. He graduated from New York Mills High School in 1945. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1950.
David married Marilyn Bernauer in Chicago on August 20, 1949. They lived in Minnesota, where he practiced as an optometrist. In 1962 they moved to Minot, ND, where he was associated with the Minot Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic until 1980. He was in private practice at Dakota Square in Minot until he retired in 1986.
Among David's memberships were the First Presbyterian Church, Minot Elks Lodge and Elks Community Band, Minot City Band, the North Dakota and American Optometric Associations.
After his retirement, David and Marilyn spent winters in Mesa, AZ, where he enjoyed golfing and playing trumpet and French horn in several bands. They moved to Grand Forks, ND in 2005.
David is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Grand Forks; children: Penny (Dean) Schumacher, East Grand Forks; David (Karla) Morstad, Jr., Moorhead; Janelle (Dave) Hedlin, Kenmare, ND; grandchildren: Heather (Brandon) Vandervort, East Grand Forks; Dirk Schumacher, Fargo; Haley Hedlin, Baltimore, MD; Joey Hedlin, Grand Forks; Carly Hedlin, Kenmare; Abby Asiama, Moorhead; great-grandson, Jonah Vandervort; brothers: Theodore (Geneva) Morstad, Forest Lake, MN; Robert (Fern) Morstad, New York Mills; sisters: Alice (Milan) Hass, Fargo; Jackie (Mervin) Thompson, Perham, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Ann Haakana and LaVay Yaeger.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elks Camp Grassick, Altru Hospice, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Memorial Service will be Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks.