Norman “Risty” Risland, age 50, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. He was born Oct. 2, 1960, in Robbinsdale, Minn. Risty served in the U.S. Army and worked as a contractor in Alaska. He enjoyed camping and spending time in the outdoors.
Risty is survived by his parents, Norman and Rayetta Risland; children, Aaron Jensen and Rayna Johnson (Jacob); grandson, Jobe; brothers, Greg, Russell and Jason; sisters, Lina Conradson and Audrey Trutwin; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eric and Frank; niece, Kelsey Hanson; and companion, Donnah.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at Pleasant Hill Community Church, rural Pequot Lakes. Visitation will be one half hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.