Orville Rollefstad

Memorial service was held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Big Pembina Lutheran Church, rural Langdon, for Orville Rollefstad, 93, of rural Langdon, who passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla.

Posted 05/18/2017


Orville was born April 14, 1924 near Medicine Hat, Alberta to Charles and Tilda (Bjornstad) Rollefstad. He grew up at Schuler, Alberta, and moved with his parents to the Vang area. On November 5, 1955, he married Clarice Vollum at Osnabrock. They farmed in the Vang area and he also worked for Simplot and Christian Farms. Clarice passed away October 27, 2006. He married Lois Oehring on April 24, 2010 at Big Pembina Lutheran Church. She passed away June 28, 2015.

Orville is survived by his sister, Agnes Manders; sister-in-law, Penny Rollefstad, his nieces and nephews; and special adopted granddaughter, Kellee Gratton Thacker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, and siblings: Helen Blair and Earl Rollefstad.

Askew Funeral Home in Grand Forks was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook at