Former Bismarck State College wrestling coach and athletic director, Ed Kringstad, passed away Saturday, May 4, at St. Alexius Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 214 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
There really is no place to start or end writing about all of the things Ed did for BSC and the athletic department. Ed literally touched thousands of lives from student-athletes, to those trying to learn to dance, to the citizens of North Dakota, and people across the nation. He was an integral part of our lives for many years and there will never be another like him. Ed was so many things … a successful coach, a fair administrator, a wonderful family man, a ND State Senator, a meticulous carpenter, and an excellent dancer just to name a few. But mostly he was our dear friend. We will so miss you, friend.