Harold Aasby, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Lake Region Hospital.
He was born May 23, 1934 in Grimstad, Norway to Hans and Marthe (Tellefsen) Aasby. At a young age, Harold moved with his family to Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Curtis High School on Staten Island, NY. He spent many summers working on his cousin’s farm in Frontier, Saskatchewan. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Biloxi, MS. After he was honorably discharged, he graduated from Bemidji State College with a teaching degree. His first teaching job was in Browns Valley, MN. He then moved to Chester, NJ and taught and coached in Woodbridge, NJ for 34 years.
On August 18, 1973, he was united in marriage to Janet Monsen in Fergus Falls by Revs. Finn Markland and O.A. Monsen. The couple made their home in Chester, NJ. In 1995, after Harold retired, they moved to Fergus Falls. He taught part time at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. After fully retiring, he and his friends gathered for morning coffee at Walvatne Auto and other places. He served for many years on the Broen Home Board. Janet passed away on October 10, 2009. In 2019, Harold moved to Alcott Manor. He enjoyed working on puzzles and reading. He especially enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his sons, Brent (Holly) Aasby of West Fargo, ND and Brian (Alison) Aasby of Everson, WA; five grandchildren, Ethan Aasby, Hannah Aasby, Emelia Aasby, Ella Aasby and Dahlia Aasby and two sisters, Ingrid (Harry) Richardsen and Audrey (Carl) Barcus. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one sister, Astrid Aasby.
Visitation: Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 3 to 5 P.M. with a prayer service at 4:00 P.M. at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Masks will be required.
Funeral Service: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls
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