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Published September 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ross Mitchell Hillstead

Ross Hillstead, age 55, of Lynnwood, WA died Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Lynnwood, WA. Ross was born June 24, 1958, in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Earl and Marcy Hillstead of Hitterdal, MN.

He grew up in Hitterdal and was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. Ross graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal High School in 1976. He attended a year at the Lutheran Brethren Bible School in Fergus Falls, MN. Through the years Ross was a master electrician, truck driver, small business owner and skilled woodworker.

Ross Mitchell Hillstead

Ross Hillstead, age 55, of Lynnwood, WA died Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Lynnwood, WA. Ross was born June 24, 1958, in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Earl and Marcy Hillstead of Hitterdal, MN.

He grew up in Hitterdal and was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. Ross graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal High School in 1976. He attended a year at the Lutheran Brethren Bible School in Fergus Falls, MN. Through the years Ross was a master electrician, truck driver, small business owner and skilled woodworker.

Ross married Chris Stadum on February 28, 1981. Ross is survived by his wife Chris Hillstead of 32 years. Daughter Kelsie (Ben) Anderson of Anchorage, AK. Son Trygve Hillstead of Lynnwood, WA. Parents Earl and Marcy Hillstead of Hitterdal, MN. Sisters: Julie (Jarett) Coulter of Dilworth, MN. Shelly (Myron) Moteberg of Ada, MN. Melanie (David) Berg of Fergus Falls, MN. Eight nephews, a niece; two grandnephews and two grandnieces.

He is preceded in death by a sister Oralee Sue Hillstead (1967).

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