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John C. Wistrand

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FLAT ROCK - John Curtis Wistrand, 82, of Flat Rock, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, S.C.
Mr. Wistrand was born July 10, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late John H. and Karen Hove Wistrand. He attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design and then began his career as an Industrial Designer. He was first associated with Brown and Bigelow in St. Paul, Minn., then later with CBS Labs in Stanford, C., Cannondale Corporation in Stanford, Ct., and finally his own studio, John Wistrand Design.
John was the recipient of many awards for design excellence. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard thru the era of the Korean Conflict.
In 1993 he and his wife retired to Flat Rock, where he enjoyed his hobby as a HAM Radio Operator, fishing, and golf with the Kenmure 14 holers and was a member of the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.
John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly B. Wistrand; three sons, Thomas Glenn Wistrand, of Zachary, La., Mark Steven Wistrand, of Weston, Ct., and Paul John Wistrand, of Juneau, Ak.; two grandsons, David and Scott Wistrand; one great-granddaughter, Alexandra; a brother, David Wistrand, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Richard Wistrand, and brother, Richard Hove Wistrand.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Brunson Chapel of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dan Martin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be directed to a Hospice of the donor's choice.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2013
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