Michael Fritsvold, 69, of Lansford, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services will be held at 2:00 PM CDT, Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Mandan, with Pastor Bill Wagner officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan at 3:00 PM.
Michael was born on October 22, 1950, to Ove and Joyce (Dillon) Fritsvold in Williston, ND. He graduated from Stanley High School in 1968 and then joined the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Era.
After being discharged from the military, Mike belonged to the carpenters union, drove semi and also worked at Dakota Gasification Company. He later went to NDSCS, Wahapeton to receive his degree. He then worked at the Minot Air Force Base overseeing civilian contractors.
Mike was a former member of the Dakota Riders Motorcycle Club and was president for many years.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Vachal of Hazen; one son, Chad Fritsvold of Florida; one daughter, Hanna Shultz of Colorado; one brother, Lloyd (Carol) Fritsvold of Rochester, MN; two sisters, Denise Preston of Excelsior, MN, Dana (Bruce) Mattheis of Hazen, ND; his dog, Girlie.
Mike was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Cole.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Hazen and Beulah.
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