Curtis Wayne Stensgaard was born June 27, 1938 on the family farm in Lincoln County, MN to Lawrence and Ella (Steele) Stensgaard. He graduated from Ruthton High School in 1956. He served in the US Army. On March 21, 1959 he married Carol Anderson. He was employed at the Ruthton Elevator, the Tracy Elevator and GTA Feeds in Mitchell. He was a great supporter of Mitchell Legion Post 18 baseball, Mount Marty Lancer baseball, Dimock/Emery baseball and the Mitchell Kernels. Curtis and Carol were voted Mitchell Kernel Booster Club fans of the year in 2011. He was a member of Palace City Lions and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting activities.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; one son, David (Leslie) Stensgaard of Richfield, MN, one daughter, Lori (Joel) Schmidt of Mitchell; one sister, Pat Swanson of Grand Island, NE; sister-in-law, Betty Stensgaard, Marshall, MN; six grandchildren: Jason, Jake, Josh and Jared Schmidt, Jocelyn and Malayna Enstad and two great grandchildren, Jayden and Kamden Koger.
He was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy, an infant son, Michael Curtis Stensgaard and a brother-in-law, Rob Swanson.