Hystad James Orland, 63, Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Velva, ND, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, of cancer at a Rochester, MN hospital. He was born August 12, 1939, in Velva, ND, the son of T. Meier and Alma (Sather) Hystad. He was reared and educated in ND and graduated from North Dakota State University in 1962. On August 22, 1958, James married Joyce Schneider of Fort Myers, FL. He was a pilot for the North National Guard and then went to work for Northwest Airlines where he was employed for 34 years. James was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survived by his wife, Joyce, Fort Myers, FL; sister, Arlene Farber (Gary), Williston, ND; brother, Don Hystad (Joan), Fargo, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Milner Hystad. Memorial service Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 2 pm at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND. Visitation from 9 am until service time at the funeral home. Interment Wednesday, 4 pm at North Priarie Cemetery, Simcoe, ND.

Published on March 9, 2003

Guest Book

Star Tribune reviews all guest book entries to ensure appropriate content.

Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling. FAQ