Selwyn “Sy” Varud


Selwyn Eugene Varud (Sy), 71, of Mandan, ND, passed away peacefully on June 2nd, 2021, at Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, ND.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 12:00PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport St. A memorial service will follow at 1:30PM at the Bismarck Funeral Home, and then a burial service at 3:00PM at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery.

Sy was born to Selester “Bill” and Violet (Granrud) Varud in Powers Lake, ND. He attended school there. His passion was collecting model cars, and restoring old cars as a self-taught mechanic. He served Vietnam in 1967. He later was honorably discharged in 1969, and returned home, where he worked in construction and carpentry. He later married Tonia Herseth, and they moved to Mandan ND, and had two daughters: Tailer and Mikala.

Sy is survived by his two daughters, Tailer and Mikala; sister, Annette (Dale) Ekstrom;  three nieces; two nephews; aunt, Marilyn Bloom; and several cousins. He is also survived by special family friend, Katrina who helped in many ways, and childhood friend, Steve Breeding.

He is preceded in death by his infant brother, Orlynne; his father, Bill; and mother, Violet.

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