Maurice OlsgaardMaurice Olsgaard, 93, Moorhead, MN, died on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in his home at Linden Tree Circle, Moorhead.
Maurice was born on May 20, 1920, in Fargo, ND, to Jens and Esther (Gustafson) Olsgaard. He grew up and attended school at Rustad, MN, and then farmed with his dad there. When he turned 21, he became the first draftee in Clay County during WWII. He served in France, Belgium and Germany with the Third Armored Division and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged in 1945 as a Specialist 2nd Class and returned to Rustad where he farmed with his brothers, raising wheat, soybeans and sugarbeets. He enjoyed woodworking, building furniture and toys, liked to golf and bowl and enjoyed being part of the Senior Golf Tour.