Published 1:00 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Jay Alan Johnsrud of Westcliffe, Colorado, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer. His wife of 37 years, Ann (Seipp), and his son, Adam Johnsrud, both of Westcliffe, were by his side. He was 60. A celebration of Jay’s life will take place this summer in Minnesota.
Jay grew up in Albert Lea and was the son of Don and Eva Johnsrud. He was a 1976 graduate of Albert Lea High School and a 1979 graduate of Albert Lea Vo-Tech, where he studied diesel mechanics.
Jay’s career took him to Texas in 1980. He built oilfield equipment for Steward & Stevenson and was a fleet supervisor for UPS and Bright Truck Leasing. Jay and Ann lived in Texas for 35 years. In November 2015, he retired to the mountains in Westcliffe after working as a mechanic for American Airlines in Dallas for 27 years.
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Jay lived an adventurous and productive life. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Jay is survived by his wife, Ann; son, Adam; mother, Eva Johnsrud; brothers Jeff Johnsrud and Jed Johnsrud; sister, Jill Quesenberry; in-laws Lloyd and Rosie Seipp; and many nieces and nephews, other in-laws, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Johnsrud; brother, Joel Johnsrud; and nephew, Caleb Quesenberry.