Jerry was born January 19, 1955, in Langdon, ND, to Tory and Lucy (Fetsch) Restad. He grew up and attended school in the Wales and Langdon areas, graduating in 1973 from Langdon High School. He worked in agricultural sales for Langdon Implement until 1982 and then managed Restad Supply until 1992. He co-operated the race track in Kittson County from 1988 to 1990 and then ran Blue Ribbon Speedway just east of Langdon from 1991 to 1995. He currently managed Clyde Farm Service where he had worked for over 25 years.
Jerry enjoyed making things fast. He was always tinkering on or fixing something in his own fashion. He liked racing and spending weekends at the track, fast cars, and corvettes. Jerry had the gift of gab and looked forward to wheeling and dealing while selling things. If you were looking for something, Jerry could find it. He was known for his good memory, especially of part numbers. He was a family man and spent lots of time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family. Jerry also enjoyed ice fishing and playing bingo. He was a member of Eagles Aerie #3454 and St. Alphonsus Church.
Surviving Jerry are his wife, Cindy, of Langdon; children: Ryan (Nicole) of Fargo, ND, Chris (Jenni) of Thief River Falls, MN, Aaron (Kari) of Langdon, and Katie (Cory) Hoffarth of Langdon; grandchildren: Keaton, Carter, Lauren, Gunner, Reagan, Tycen, and Alexa; brothers: William (Kay) Restad, Dennis (Tiny) Restad, Larry Restad, and Pat (Karen) Restad; and mother-in-law Kristine Koehmstedt as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Joe Koehmstedt, and brother-in-law Larry Koehmstedt.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, May 28, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Masks are encouraged. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon. A recording of the service will be available here on Saturday afternoon.