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Rick Alfstad

April 12, 1959 — March 31, 2023

Ricky Lynn Alfstad, Rick, 63, Jamestown, ND died Friday, March 31,2023 at his home in Jamestown.

Rick was born April 12,1959 in Kensal, ND the son of Bruce and Helen (Smith) Alfstad. He grew up in Grace City, ND; where he attended school.  After high school, he enlisted in the National Guard where he served 6 years before being honorably discharged and moved to Carrington, ND. He worked for several different farmers in the area including Butts feedlot, where he met and later married his first wife, Lucinda Kost in 1978. After their separation, Rick Began working construction for Leopold Construction.

He Moved to Jamestown and started his own Construction business, Rick’s Construction and Drywall. In 1991, he Meet Dorothy Knecht, they married in 1993 and had two daughters. Although their marriage was temporary, they remained close as they raised their children. Rick Moved to Montana for a short time to follow his construction work. After returning to Jamestown in 2004, Rick worked a handful of jobs until starting at Strata in 2016, where he worked until his death.

He enjoyed most of all building things, and helping others. He loved hunting, fishing, playing pool, darts, pinochle, horseshoes and was involved in the western shootouts at the frontier village.

Rick is survived by his former wife, Dorothy Knecht, and their children: Nikki (John) Steckler, and Mindy (Justin Valenta) Alfstad, both of Jamestown and Quinn Pahl, Minot, ND; Siblings, Sheila (Gene) Kropp; Sandy (Carmon) Braaten; Lyle Alfstad; and Nancy (Jeff) Wolsky; 3 Grandchildren, Addison, Axl, and Avix Steckler; and many nieces, nephews and cousin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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