Orvin Morstad, 92, Albert Lea

Published 8:52 am Friday, November 8, 2013

Funeral services for Orvin A. Morstad, 92, of Albert Lea and formerly of Hartland will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. The Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Orvin died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Orvin Morstad

Orvin Morstad

Orvin Arnold Morstad was born on Sept. 15, 1921, in Belmond, Iowa, the son of Ole and Alma (Johnson) Morstad. He grew up and went to school in the Hartland and Freeborn communities. On Nov. 2, 1947, Orvin was united in marriage to Betty Jane Olson in Lemond Township. Orvin was a farmer and a dairy farmer all of his life and also worked as the janitor at Cross of Glory Church for 32 years. He was a member of the Hartland Sportsmen’s Club, the Farmer’s Union, the Creamery Board, the Hartland Township Board and Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. He was active in his church as a council member and a member of the building committee. Orvin enjoyed fishing, traveling, woodworking and metalwork. He could fix anything and liked helping his neighbors. He was a member and president of the Senior Citizens. Orvin did pet rescue and enjoyed roller skating, dancing and building models. Blessed be his memory.

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Survivors include his wife, Betty; children Jerry (Jill) Morstad, Alvin (Cindy) Morstad and Corrine Morstad; grandchildren Heather (Jeff) Thuringer, Tim (Jackie) Morstad, Tony Morstad, Adam (Annie) Morstad, Shawna (Jon) Stussy, Scott Greenwood and Jodie Greenwood; and many great-grandchildren. Orvin also helped raise his niece, Carrie (Bret) Kitner, and nephew, (Gene (Linda) Pederson.

Orvin was preceded in death by his parents Ole and Alma Morstad; sisters Arlene Severson and her husbands Sam and John, and Janice Morstad; and brother-in-law, Bill (Hazel) Olson.