Carl O. "Kip" Flagstad, Class of 1977
Carl O. "Kip" Flagstad Jr., 60, native of Minot and a longtime Minot lawyer, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, in a Minot hospital.
Carl O. Flagstad Jr. was born June 5, 1950, in Minot, a son of Carl O. Flagstad Sr. and Jacqueline (Dickey) Flagstad. He grew up in Minot and attended Little Flower Elementary School and Bishop Ryan High School, graduating from there in 1968. He received an appointment from Sen. Milton R. Young (R-N.D.) to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He spent two years there. He later earned a law degree at the North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks.
He returned to Minot, where he since had made his home and practiced law. He was Ward County Assistant State's Attorney for some years before entering private practice.
Mr. Flagstad had a reputation as a fighter for the underdog, the clients with little or few resources to defend them. His family and friends describe him as having a heart of gold. He also liked to travel and to camp with his camper buddies and their families. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.
He married Heidi (Tengesdal) Sundahl on June 28, 1997, at Minot. They celebrated 14 wonderful years of marriage together.
Those who shared in his life: Wife of 14 years, Heidi, Minot; daughters, Deanna (Scott) Heit, Glenburn, Hilary Sundahl, Molly Jacqueline Flagstad and Hayley O. Flagstad, all of Minot; son, Kevin (Jody) Flagstad, of Minot; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Hunter Heit; brothers, Mark (Sandy), Greg (Theresa) and Dan, all Minot, and Michael, Warren, Pa.; sister, Leslie (Mike) Scofield, Minot; and a number of nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a former wife, Vicky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bryan; and an infant sister, Mary Elizabeth.
Funeral: Tuesday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Service: Monday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the church.
Visitation: Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and after 6 p.m. at the church.
Burial: Tuesday at 3:30 at the Hurley Township Cemetery, Renville County, near Loraine.
Memorials are preferred to the Triangle Y Camp, of Garrison, or to the International Music Camp, 111-11th Ave SW, Suite 3, Minot ND 58701.
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