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Published August 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Carl Martin Bjugstad

Carl Martin Bjugstad was born in Fargo, ND to Carl and Anna (Schultz) Bjugstad of Sheldon, ND on December 9, 1948. He died on August 14 near Litchville, ND at the age of 64 in the course of performing his professional calling.

Carl, better known as Marty, resided in Sheldon ND all of his life. He graduated from Sheldon High School. He also spent time in the US Navy stationed aboard the USS Tulare. Following his discharge he worked for Jalbert Oil. He later purchased and operated the company as Marty's Bulk Service. Starting in 1994 he traveled extensively as a professional driver employed by E. W. Wylie Corporation of Fargo, ND. He won many safety awards, traveling 2,000,000 miles accident free since 1994. He competed in the ND Motor Carrier Association's Professional Driving Competitions, winning many trophies including 1st place and grand champion in 2010. He traveled to Columbus OH to compete in the National Competition that same year. Driving truck was a passion for him.

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