Services for Deloris Johnsrud

Deloris Johnsrud, 81, of Goodridge, MN passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN.


The funeral service to celebrate the life of Deloris will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Ekelund Lutheran Church, rural Goodridge, MN with Rev. Kristin Ostercamp and Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Burial will follow at the Ekelund Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 6:00 PM prayer service on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service.


Deloris Ardell Tollefson was born August 29, 1938 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of George and Minnie (Bye) Tollefson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Lincoln High School and later achieved her GED in the fall of 1979.


She worked at Johnnies Café and Kory Chervestad’s Store.


On August 12, 1956, Deloris was united in marriage to Jack Johnsrud in Thief River Falls, MN. To this union five children were born, Sherry, Roger, Susan, Gary & Gwen. They moved to Aurora, MN where Jack did construction work and Deloris was busy raising their first child, Sherry. Then they returned to Thief River Falls for a few years and the family then moved to Parkville, MN for the next three years. In 1968 the family purchased a small grain and dairy farm in Highlanding Township, Pennington County, Minnesota.  Deloris loved the farm life; caring for the animals including the turkeys, chickens and especially her cows.


Deloris was a member of the Ekelund Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aid. She was also in the TOPS Club for many years.


She enjoyed baking and was especially known for donuts, sticky buns, fattigman, and buns which she enjoyed providing to her neighbors and friends. Throughout her life, Deloris enjoyed visiting with people.


Survivors include children, Sherry (Herbert) King of LaPaz, Mexico, Roger Johnsrud of St. Hilaire, MN,  Susan (Jon Nettleton) Johnson of Lake Park, MN, Gary Johnsrud of St. Hilaire, MN; Gwen (Patrick) Hoffmann of Gilbert, SC; grandchildren, Christopher, Nicolas, Brian, Bradley, Jason, Brenda, Brandon, Matthew, Shelly, Holly, Jessica, Rex & Justin; great grandchildren, Izabella, Liam, Ruby, Gracie, Maverick, Ryler, Remy, Jaina, Ember & Quinn; twin sister, Doris Hasby; and many other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 1995; parents; brothers, Gordon (Minnie) Tollefson, Harry (Diana) Tollefson; brothers-in-law, Donald Hasby & Clifford (Shirley) Johnsrud; son-in-law, Daryl Johnson; and granddaughter, Ariel Johnsrud.


Condolences may be sent at


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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