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Sunday, June 28, 2020
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David L. Kjorsvik, 70 of Devils Lake formerly of Lakota and Dunseith, ND passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home.
Funeral Services for David will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake and weather permitting in the Gilbertson Funeral Home parking lot. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, rural Dunseith ND at a later date.
David Lorentz Kjorsvik, son of Lorentz and Selma (Northagen) Kjorsvik was born on December 16, 1949 in McVille ND. He grew up in Nelson County, attended Melrose #4 School, Michigan Public School and graduated from Michigan High School with the class of 1968.
David enlisted in the United States Army on December 27, 1968 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with foreign service in Germany. He was honorably discharged from active duty on December 17, 1970 and continued with the Army Reserves until December of 1974.
David was united in marriage to Donna C. Morin in 1971 in Dunseith ND. They established their home initially in Grand Forks, but moved to Wahpeton ND when David attended NDSSS. He received his degree as an electrician in 1976, earned his journeyman license in 1981 and his master electrician license in 1987. He worked at Burkland Electric in Lakota for several years. In 1988, David became the owner and operator of D&D Electrical in Dunseith ND. David and Donna resided in the Turtle Mountains, eastern North Dakota, Lakota for many years and after Donna passed away he moved to Devils Lake.
David wanted to continue to serve his country, so in 1990 he joined the North Dakota Army National Guard. He was part of the Bottineau and Rugby Units, with specialties in construction engineering and water purification. He was honorably discharged in 2008 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. David’s unit was deployed overseas for a time and also assisted in the Grand Forks, Jamestown and Fargo flood fights.
David was hard working man, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. When he took time to relax, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening, brew master of his own beer and wine, and liked to tinker as a welder. In later years, he loved watching old movies, Westerns, and was a fan of “MASH”. He might be called a “Pack Rat” to some, but he believed that one man’s junk just might be his treasure!
David proudly served his country, loved his family with all his heart and was a good friend to many.
He is survived by his son Kendrick Kjorsvik, Grassy Butte ND; daughters Kelly (Kenny) Asleson, Devils Lake and Krystal (Greg) Charette, Belcourt ND; grandchildren Kahlen and Aime-Justine (Cody), Rylee, Shawna and Dawson-Kayleigh, Mikey, Tate and Marianna; great granddaughter Claire; siblings Sharilyn (Brian) Hendrickson, Crary ND, Vance Kjorsvik, Wahpeton ND, Lorna (Glenn) Lindblad, Beulah ND; sisters-in-law Gloria Kjorsvik, Little Falls MN, Lynn Kjorsvik, Tasmania Australia, Gail (Raphael) Trottier, Belcourt ND, Allison Morin, Sheri (Mike) Gladue, and Joyce Morin all of Dunseith ND; brother-in-law Bernard (Robin) Morin, also of Dunseith; many nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna on October 19, 2003, brothers Larry, Myron, Duane, Curtis and infant brother Lyle Kjorsvik, in-laws Richard and Madeline (Parisien) Morin and sisters-in-law Donna J. (Christensen) Kjorsvik and Connie Vivier and brothers-in-law Duane Morin and Claude Morin.