05 Aug Bernt Bellerud
Bernt Oliver Bellerud, 92 years old, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2022.
A celebration of life and visitation will be held at 10:30am, Monday, August 8, 2022, at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Bernt was born August 7, 1929, to Mads and Alvilda Marie (Kristian) Bellerud, in Adams, ND.
He served in the Korean War from 1951-1953, honorably discharged and went back home where he started farming until the late 50’s. He then went to work for Grafton Milk Company. In 1966, he moved to Bismarck, ND and went to school for electronics and tv repair. He then went to work for Dakota Appliance where he later owned and operated it until 1994, when he sold it to his son, Kent Bellerud. He then moved to Montana, where he drove rental cars from one company to another.
His hobbies were collecting toy John Deere tractors and gardening. He also found enjoyment in painting and woodworking in his last two years at the North Dakota Veteran’s Home.
He was once married to Marie Kotaska and had 5 children. He later married Darlene Bauer and then later married Marilyn Johnson.
Bernt’s surviving family includes: daughters: Sandy (Rod) Williams, Minot, ND and Joy (Kern) Wilson, Apollo Beach, FL son: Kent (Ardella) Bellerud, Bismarck, ND and daughter in law: Lanette Bellerud, Bismarck, ND. Grandchildren: Danae (Kris) Greek, Destin (Kady) Williams, Brent Williams, Tiffany Wilson, Tim (Josie) Wilson, Bryon II (Tea) Bellerud, Brandon (Crystal) Bellerud, Heather (Bobby) Sanders, Brittany (Adam) Mayer, Alex (Julia) Bellerud. Great Grandchildren: Abri Johnson, McKenna (Mason) Greek, Madalynn Greek, Rylan Williams, Navie Bellerud, Jasalyn Bellerud, Zayden Bellerud and Kyon Bellerud. Expecting two more great grandchildren in 2022. Sister: Helen Olson, Cypress California, brother: Alfred Bellerud, Grand Forks, ND and many nieces and nephews.
Bernt was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, son Bryon, infant daughter Rose Marie, brother Melvin, sister Anna and parents.