Obituary: Ricky Alfstad


April 10, 2023

Ricky Alfstad

Ricky Alfstad

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

Rick was born April 12,1959, in Kensal, N.D., the son of Bruce and Helen (Smith) Alfstad. He grew up in Grace City, N.D., where he attended school.

After high school, he enlisted in the National Guard where he served six years before being honorably discharged and he moved to Carrington, N.D.

He worked for several different farmers in the area including Budd's 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 met 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, all of Jamestown: siblings, Sheila (Gene) Kropp, Sandy (Carmon) Braaten, Lyle Alfstad and Nancy (Jeff) Wolsky; three grandchildren, Addison, Axl, and Avix Steckler and many nieces, nephews and cousin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown.

Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.


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