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August 24, 1965 – April 22, 2023

Michael Paul Ohnstad, age 57 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on April 22, 2023.

He was born on August 24, 1965 in St. Louis Park, MN to Elmer “Ogie” and Doris Ohnstad.

He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1984.

He cherished those friendships dearly and many continue to still be special today.  Mike spent the majority of his career driving semi-truck.  He loved being on the road and enjoyed the many friendships he made with other drivers.   He and his son Alex, as a young boy, made special memories driving over the road and in later years going to truck shows.  Mike also loved participating in the Special Olympic convoys and having a Special Olympian ride along.  He was so proud Alex followed in his footsteps driving semi-truck.  Mike enjoyed the many years of camping with dear friends and family.  He cheered on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, along with watching NASCAR racing.

He is survived by his son, Alex (Nicole) Ohnstad, Mom, Doris Ohnstad, sister, Deb (Doug) Beise, sister, Jennifer (Mark) Ottinger, Nieces and Nephews, Parker (Rachel) Ottinger, Ashley Beise, Ben Beise, Logan Ottinger, Uncles Jerry (Patty) Ohnstad and Scott (Sarah) Lazer.  Preceded in death by his Dad, Elmer “Ogie” Ohnstad, Uncle, Howard Felber.



20 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheila Stinson

    My deepest sympathy to Mike’s family and friends.🙏🏼
    He was a gentle and kind man. I’m praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. 🙏🏼

  2. Heather Tesch

    Mike was such a kind soul. He always had an easy going smile. I have a feeling that smile is even bigger now in heaven. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you’ll miss him greatly. I do feel like he is watching over you and I have a feeling he’s watching over the class of ‘84 too. Sending love.

  3. Mary

    Oh no! I am so sorry and so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always a such a genuine and good person. Peace to Mike’s family!

  4. Barb (Stoppelman) Bomstad

    He was the best childhood friend to all of my siblings, fun loving guy,who will be missed

  5. Susie

    Dear Doris,
    Deb,JJ (and your
    We’re so sorry for your loss♡
    God will remain near you to mend your broken hearts.
    (Hagen) Czanstkowski and family

  6. Lyn Felber

    My very deepest sympathies to all of the family. Great lake memories! Love to you all and know Mike is with Uncle Howie fishing away!

  7. Mary Jo Gapinski

    Doris Ohnstad family’s

    I so sorry your loss Mike he was good person when we were young and neighbors you are in my prayers to the family’s I went to school in Buffalo elementary school class of 1984 God Blessed to all the family
    Mary Jo Gapinski

  8. Tina

    Jen, sending you so much love!! I hope that you feel all of our love, compassion and support surrounding you as you endure this sudden loss. Lean in friend! We got YOU!!!!♥️

  9. Lisa Quady

    Doris & family
    So sorry for your loss. May all your memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers to you.
    RIP my friend

  10. Doug & Patty Klersy

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Olnstad family.
    Mike was such a happy person to be around

  11. Jennifer Meyer (Lazer)

    Doris & family, I am so saddened to hear of Mike passing. He is gone too soon! We all have so many fun memories of his humor and his big heart. What a great guy, and what a loss for all of us. My heart breaks for all of you.

  12. Brent J. Anderson

    Truly going to miss this dear friend! Continued prayers for peace to his amazing family.

  13. Jennifer Meyer (Lazer)

    Doris & family, I am so saddened to hear of Mike passing. He is gone too soon! We all have so many fun memories of his humor and his big heart. What a great guy, and what a loss for all of us! My heart breaks for all of you.

  14. Pam and Rick

    Doris, Alex and Nicki and the rest of Mikes Family,

    So many memories with Mike at the campground.

    He will be missed by many.

    Rest in peace Mike.

    Prayers for healing to all of you.

    Pam and Rick Brittan

  15. Dave Frisell

    Ohnstad Family,
    Although it has been many years since “Ohny” and I played football together, he always remained one of my favorite guys from high school. He was such a kind hearted guy who I always enjoyed catching up with when we saw each other over the years.
    Keep thinking of the great memories you had with him during these tough days, and remember how many people thought so highly of him.
    RIP Ohny.

  16. Dan Scherber

    Sorry to hear about Mikes passing, Great teammate in wrestling and football,Our prayers going out to you,

  17. Bill and Arlys LaPlant

    Dear Doris and family,words cannot even say how sorry we are for your loss, losing a child, adult or child is so hard to say good bye! May Gods love see you thru this difficult time.

  18. Deb Sauve (Erickson)

    Doris, Deb, Jen and your families.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember the love you had for your brother . and how much others loved him as well. His smile was infectious. May this bring you comfort abs the warmth of a great big bear hug.

  19. Sonya Decker

    Sending love and condolences to the family, and appreciation for providing all of us with the Caring Bridge updates. I will never forget Ohny and will always greatly value his friendship. He is one of the true good guys and also one of my favorite humans. Loved you back in high school, throughout the years, and for all time Ohny.

  20. Eric Nelson

    Sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Thinking of you Deb and your family. Prayers to you in this difficult time.


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