John Walstrom, of Montevideo, was called to his heavenly home Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo at the age of 70.
A public visitation following the guidelines put forth by the state will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo. Live streaming of the visitation will be available on John’s obituary page on www.andersontebeest.com. Only 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. If you are not comfortable coming in to pay respects to the family, please drive up to the front door. Masks are encouraged as well as social distancing guidelines to be followed.
A private family services will be held Friday, May 22, 2020, with a live stream of all services available on John’s obituary page starting at 7:00 PM. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
John Frederick Walstrom was born April 2, 1950 in Benson, MN to Clayton and LaVina (Ahrndt) Walstrom. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. John attended and graduated from Murdock High School. He enlisted in the United States National Guard. John was united in marriage to Linda Bergo on September 9, 1972 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Together they had three children.
John was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo for many years, and later in life became a member at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo. He was a very active member in both congregations. He was the organist for many years at St. Paul’s. John was the owner of Ja’Moms and ran his own catering business for over 40 years. He owned Cedar Inn restaurant and Ja’Moms Inn and Catering. He enjoyed baking, gardening, spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, and singing. With John being such a talented singer, he was director of the Fiesta City Chorus, member of the church choir, and performed solos at many funerals and weddings.
He is survived by his children, Adrian Wahlstrom, of Montevideo, Andrea (Tyson) Ridenour, of Phoenix, AZ, and Aaron Walstrom, of Montevideo; grandchildren, Alex, Adrian, Anna, Tayler, Gage, Apollo, Cullin, and Wyatt; sisters, Marlene Walstrom, and Gayle Bradford; brother David Walstrom; and numerous family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mark Walstrom; and niece, Denise Paulsrud.