David Dean Rolstad
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David Dean Rolstad, 65, passed away August 4, 2020 in Denver, Co. He was born in Veblen, SD to Harold and Margaret Rolstad in a family of 12 children. He started his education in a country school in Stiles, ND and continued his schooling in Lidgerwood, ND before moving with his family to Fargo, ND in 1967. David received his high school diploma from Woodrow Wilson Community High. In 1976, he married Leanne Portsche in Fargo. Thereafter, they relocated to Bozeman, MT and then to Spokane, WA.
David overcame several challenges while working full time and attending college. With dedication and perseverance he graduated in 1992 from Highland Community College of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. His nursing career took him from Seattle to Glendale, AZ and finally to Folsom, CA. He specifically loved cardiac intensive care. After 28 years in nursing David retired recently on July 16, 2020 from Dignity Health in Sacramento, Ca. He was moving to Ocala, FL to begin the next chapter in his life.
David loved to travel and to spend priceless time with his 6 children and 6 grandchildren. He returned many times to North Dakota and Minnesota in the past 37 years in order to remain connected to his family. Every trip required a stop at his favorite restaurant, Mexican Village. He looked forward to retirement and getting out on the road to camp, commune with nature, play golf and to make his annual trek to Washington for the Dave Matthews Band concert at The Gorge. He made many lifelong friends there over 17 years. His favorite quote was, "You must have fear and faith to succeed in life. Leave the fear behind you and keep the faith in what you want to accomplish."
David kept the faith. He was a good man. He overcame adversity during his life journey from an impoverished childhood to becoming a successful and respected colleague in his profession. But his greatest accomplishment will be the values his children carry forward that he gave them as their father.
David is survived by his six children, Chad (Erin) Rolstad of Calgary Alberta, Canada, Tyler (Cassie) Rolstad of Silverdale, WA, Nicole Rolstad of Denver, CO, Shawn Rolstad of Folsom, CA, Julia Rolstad of Folsom, CA and Blake Rolstad of Folsom, CA; two brothers, Duane (Joyce) Rolstad of Buffalo, MN, Randy Rolstad of West Fargo, ND; five sisters, Pat (Randy) Arneson of Cogswell, ND, Renae (Don) Haase of Lidgerwood, ND, LaVonne (Dave) Schroeder of Moorhead, MN, Sandra (Wally) Haase of Lidgerwood, ND and Nancy Boudreau of Lidgerwood, ND; brother-in-law, Gerald Bohnenstingl of Lidgerwood, ND and Six grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Gary Rolstad, Glenn Rolstad and Steven Rolstad; one sister Doris Bohnenstingl.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials please send donations to the American Heart Association. (www.heart.org)
Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Aug. 20, 2020.
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September 8, 2020
Dave and i go way back good memories. Like the time we hitchhiked to Florida and picked oranges.
Rick Thies
August 25, 2020
Im very sorry for your loss. May the power of prayer send you comfort during this difficult and stressful time. 1 Peter 5:6
Lindsay Ta
August 20, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
August 17, 2020
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories
and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
August 17, 2020
God's Righteous Kingdom will soon eradicate death, pain and sorrow, they will be gone forever, meanwhile we cope with the challenges we all have to encounter in life. May you all be comforted by the God of peace, who gives us relief in all our trials amidst this system of things. Accept my condolences in this time of grief. Romans 15:13.

Claire Denise Augustine
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