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Allan G. Tofsrud


     Allan G. Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, ND, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Leeds Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Budd officiating with the eulogy from Pastor Marty Tollefson. Burial will be in Trinity Free Lutheran Cemetery at Minnewaukan, ND. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7pm with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service and Time of Sharing all at the Leeds Lutheran Church. Music will be from Dan Nybo, organist with Rhonda Thompson & Rita Thompson Halvorson, vocalists. Casket bearers will be: Richard Reardon, Joel Cichos, Allen Nord, Scott Moen, Faron Stensland, Ernie Gingerich and Greg Konzak.

     Allan Glen Tofsrud was born October 5, 1966 at Rugby, ND, to Glen and Sandra (Haagenson) Tofsrud. He was raised in the rural Minnewaukan area, attending school in Rugby, Churchs Ferry and graduating from the Minnewaukan High School in 1984. Allan attended Lake Region State College in Devils Lake for a time. Allan and DeShawn Hartl were married July 12, 1986 at Devils Lake.  Allan had many passions in life; and most important to him were his wife and family.  He enjoyed attending their sporting activities and spending quality time with them.  He was anxiously awaiting the birth of his first grandchild.  Avlyn Tofsrud was born the day after his death.  He enjoyed camping, deer hunting, snowmobiling, snow skiing, boating, attending NDSU football and UND Sioux Hockey games.   

     Allan was a lifelong caregiver and caring for the land was important to him.  He grew up on the farm, farmed with his father and eventually farmed his own land which instilled in him a true love for farming and taking care of his land.  Allan started Tofsrud Trucking ten years ago and was farming and trucking until his death. 

     Allan was baptized at Antiochia Lutheran Church, rural Churchs Ferry, confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Churchs Ferry and presently a member of Leeds Lutheran Church.  

     Surviving are his wife: DeShawn of Leeds; sons: Michael (Alyssa) Tofsrud of Minnewaukan,  Christopher Tofsrud of Leeds and  daughter:  McKenna Tofsrud at home; a granddaughter: Avlyn Tofsrud; his father: Glen (Jane Brown) Tofsrud of Minnewaukan; sisters: Cindy (Steve) Huffman of Leeds, Brenda Severson of Grafton, ND and Kari Tofsrud of New Rockford, ND; step-grandmother: Elna Haagenson of Devils Lake; aunts & uncles: Roger Tofsrud of Minnewaukan, Duane Tofsrud of Roseville, MN, Becky (Ronnie) Thompson of Minnewaukan, Larry (Jan) Haagenson of Loveland, CO, Paul Haagenson of Fargo, ND;  father-in-law: J. William (Sharon) Hartl of Starkweather, ND; mother-in-law: Judy (Coby) Barstad of Woodlake, ND; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: John (Kristi) Hartl of Devils Lake, Myron (Stacy) Bjornstad of Maplewood, MN, Sherry (Branon) Dyke of Surrey, ND and Jennifer (Daniel) Tostenson of Jamestown; nieces: Ashley, Kylee and Chelsea Rallo, Lydia, Madelyn and Cassie Severson, McKenzie Hartl, Ellie and Rosie Bjornstad, Marissa and Miranda Dyke, and  Ashley Tostenson; nephews: Colton Hartl, Griffin Bjornstad, Conner Dyke, Alex Tostenson and special nephew, Nik Severson, who for a time lived with Allan and his family;  godchildren: Nik Severson, Kylee and Chelsea Rallo, Kasey Eversvik,McKenzie Hartl, and Hunter Cichos and other family members too numerous to mention. 

     Allan was preceded in death by his mother Sandra Tofsrud-Luder, step-father Michael Luder, maternal grandparents Boyd Haagenson and Madelyn Hayes, paternal grandparents Gilbert and Agnes Tofsrud, uncle David Haagenson and aunt Yvonne Cowan. 





May the sorrow you feel in your heart fade away by the love that surrounds you.  Gail Cruse


We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Tofsrud family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God's blessings to you.  Dave & Val Dennis


My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.  Kristi Bonn Tweet


DeShawn and Family,  We are so sorry for your huge loss.  We have you in our thoughts and prayers.  We remember Allan as always having a smile on his face.   Hope the new grandbaby(Congratulations) will help fill the void in your lives.  God will take care of you.  Mavis and Dale Halvorson


Prayers for DeShawn and family......been thinking of all of you during this tragic loss...Allan will be missed... Theresa Owlboy


So sorry to hear about Allan. I was in his class. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He was a great guy. God Bless. RIP Allan. Sandy Belle


DeShawn & family, We are so sorry for your loss.  Allan and Richard provided the CF Class of '84 with many memories… those "two wild and crazy guys" were always laughing and up to something. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roberta & family


DeShawn and family,  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Our sincere sympathy to all of you.  Lloyd & Carole Hintz


DeShawn and Family:  So very sorry for your loss, Allan was a very nice and caring man, and from seeing you all out and about, he was a very loving father and husband.  He will be missed but never forgotten.  We are thinking of you all.  JJ's Baitshop- Jason and Shelle Feldner & Karen and Jerry Fenner


My thoughts and prayers are with the Tofsruds, extended family and friends of Allan as you grieve and cope with the loss of a fine man. I can't begin to understand what you are going through but please know that I have been thinking about all of you a lot these past few days and remembering the good times spent with Allan in Churchs Ferry.   Mark Striker


We are so very sad to hear of Allan's death. Our hearts truly go out to you DeShawn, children and your new granddaughter. We are sorry we did not make it to the funeral but we pray that the pain and difficult times of losing Allan will ease as soon as possible. We know it takes time but eventually the memories outnumber the difficult times. Although Allan wasn't there for the birth of your granddaughter, we truly believe that he was there every moment. Bless you. Richard, Melody, Ashley and Amber Bracken


My deepest sympathy & prayers during this difficult time.  May God's peace be with you. Renee Gilderhus


DeShawn and family, I am saddened to hear the news of Allan’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are sent to your family. Lisa(Geisinger)Anderson


To the Families of Allan goes My condolences for His untimely passing.  Harvey Taylor


My heart goes out to you Glen, and all of Allan's families. I know how difficult losing a son is, especially one who is a wonderful person in the prime of life and having the children and grandchildren to nurture will hopefully ease the pain. My deepest sympathy, Jan Lee


The Family of Allan Tofsrud - Although words do not seem quite adequate in times like this; know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!!  Life is not always fair and for reasons we may not always be able to answer and understand, loved ones are taken too soon from us!!!  I hope you are able to find love and strength to pull through this and move on with your lives.  Allan would have been soo proud to meet his first grandchild, but now he is looking down and watching over all of you!!!!  He will be missed by myself and many for being such a wonderful and nice guy!!!!  Sincerely, Shannon Buckmier


Words cannot express our sympathy to you, DeShawn & family, at this very difficult time.  You don't know us, but your parents do and my dad often spoke of you when he was living.  Hopefully wonderful memories will help you cope with your loss and you will find joy in the new little grandchild in your life.  Prayers to all of you in your loss.  Linda (Bradley) & Elmer Brehm


My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Tofsrud Family. I grew up with Allen's uncle David Haagenson. David and I were close friends. Allen and David are together once again. Keith Ankenbauer

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