Posted 5/30/17 (Tue)
Dustin Michael Hovland, 28, of Watford City, N.D., passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, in McHenry, N.D.
Dustin Hovland was born to Vonnie Johnsrud and Orrin Hovland on August 6, 1988, in Williston, N.D. He grew up in Watford City and graduated in 2006.
He worked for various jobs in and around Watford City before moving to McHenry to work for his uncles in construction. At the time of his death he was doing welding in the McHenry/Binford area. He was a big help to his Grandpa Hoyt in the Butcher Shop.
Dustin was an excellent welder and created many items for family and friends. Dustin’s passion for sure was hunting and fishing and he loved taking his cousin’s bird hunting, sitting in the hunting blind waiting for the “thirty pointer,” or sitting in the ice house all day waiting for a bite. He was looking forward to being able to take his nephews out hunting as well. He loved to make wild game in his crock-pot and smoker. Dustin loved getting in a “squabble” about politics or the New England Patriots. Dustin loved playing pinochle with his Grandpa Hoyt. He was currently working on a derby car for this summer.
Dustin is survived by his mother, Vonnie Johnsrud and her husband Jim of Watford City; brothers, Blaine (Jennifer) and their children Beau, Casey and Anna Joy of Watford City; Christopher (Rebecca) and their children Luke, Liam and new nephew/niece to arrive in September; sister, Cambree Hovland of Watford City; Grandparents, LuVerne and Darlene Hoyt of McHenry and Joyce Hovland of Watford City; Uncles, Darin Hoyt (Kathy) and their children Levi, Brody and Kade of McHenry; Leon Hoyt and his children Wyatt and Laine of McHenry; Warren (Laurie) Hovland and their children Aaron and Brandon of Watford City; Aunt, Deb Hovland and her children Matthew of Bismarck and Allison of Minneapolis. He is also survived by his extended family, Jim’s boys, Ryan (Barbara) and their daughter Abigail of Bismarck; Rory (Jennifer) and their children Jacob, James, and Chloe of Fargo; and Garrett of Fargo.
Dustin is preceded in death by his father Orrin Hovland; his grandfather, Raymond Hovland; and his uncle, Owen Hovland.
In Dustin’s short life, he made many friends. He loved hanging out with friends, and was known for his sense of humor and his quick come backs for everything. If you were his friend, he gave you his all. He was a kind hearted young man and will be missed by all who knew him.
His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City. Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com
Visitation was held at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City, Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 12:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services. A family service was held on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Watford City.
His funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City, N.D., Pastor Mark Honstein officiated. Interment was held in the Schafer Cemetery in Watford City. Family Service was held at Fulkerson’s Funeral Home Chapel in Tioga, N.D. at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017.