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Elijah Finstrom
March 30, 2008 - March 1, 2023

Place of Birth: Fargo, ND
Residence: White Earth, ND
Age: 14

Elijah David Stanley Finstrom went home to be with the Lord suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the age of 14.

Elijah was born on March 30, 2008 in Fargo, North Dakota, son of David and Tiffanie (Rice) Finstrom. He was baptized at Beaver Creek Free Lutheran Church in Ray, ND by his grandfather, Pastor Dale Finstrom (Papa Dale), and confirmed at Zion Free Lutheran Church in Tioga, ND.

Elijah attended Powers Lake School since 6th grade. He actively participated in football, having fun, “regular attendance” at the principal’s office and served as freshmen class president. He made it his life mission to put a smile on everyone’s face and did his best to make them laugh. He also joyfully worked at Cenex in Powers Lake and liked helping his Great Grandma Rice on the farm (until the lawn mowers came out).

While not at school or work, Elijah enjoyed playing video games with his cousins and friends. He was well known for his great sense of humor, making people laugh and easily connecting with people of all ages to make them feel important. Together with his family, Elijah enjoyed outdoor adventures like four-wheeling, gopher hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, kayaking, airsoft wars and trips to Yogi Bear Campground. He had an entrepreneurial spirit as evidenced by his ability to flip Jolly Ranchers and Milk Duds for a profit from the store walls of his locker.

As part of the Finstrom family, Elijah played many roles. To his mother, he was her muscles from hauling groceries to furniture rearranging and where he got his charming-good looks! To his dad, he was a board game opponent along with where he got his hard work ethic and humorous personality. To Isabel, he was a big brother who helped with homework, enjoyed epic dance parties and affectionately annoyed her. They also joined forces in teasing their mom about them being taller than her. To Ezekiel, he was a big brother, best friend and someone who always brought an atmosphere of joking and laughter. Together the siblings bonded over video games, monopoly and funny cat videos. The Lord also played a foundational role in Elijah’s life. His natural ability to love those around him reflected Christ in him.

Elijah’s friends were very important to him. He was known for making everyone’s day better, inventing new vocabulary like, “theamatically,” being an epic content creator, bringing his own BBQ sauce, being obsessed with eating Takis, knowing everyone and singing “B.K. Have it your way. You Rule!” He truly had a zest for life and thought his friends were bussin…no, megabussin!

Elijah is survived by his parents, David and Tiffanie (Rice) Finstrom; sister, Isabel (12); brother, Ezekiel (10); grandparents, Dale & Cris Finstrom of Glyndon, MN, Brian & Nancy Rice of White Earth, ND, Karen & Robert Pennings of Warrens, WI; great-grandparents, Ardis Rice of Tioga, ND, Gerald Copes of Tioga, ND, Donna & Leo Holm of Balsam Lake, WI; aunts, uncles, and cousins, Matt (Amy) Finstrom and their children, McKenzie and McKayla, Laura Lee Finstrom, Jeremie (Amber) Rice and their children, Caleb, Caden, Carson and Camden, Bethanie (Daniel) Letch and their children, Cameron, Cabella, Hanah and Hunter, Carrie Eder, Benjamin Eder, Gracia Eder, Greta (Meriel) Lora, Candice Pennings, Daniel (Zamyre) Pennings, James (Eve) Pennings; along with numerous other dear relatives.

He was proceeded in death by great-grandparents, Stanley & Arlene Carlson of Roseau, MN, Melvin & Lorraine Finstrom of Buxton, ND, Jerome Rice of Tioga, ND, John Nelson of Balsam Lake, WI, Evelyn Copes of Tioga, ND and Hazel Johnson of Fridley, MN.

The Finstrom Family would like to extend their gratitude to all the people, both near and far, who have supported them more than they could ask or imagine during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, meals, hugs, quality time, sharing memories and countless other acts of service.

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Chuck and Fran Stewart
Mar 3, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nothing is more heartbreaking then to lose a child.
Mar 3, 2023
Prayers for comfort to Finstrom family, friends and each grieving and hurting heart. Thankful Jesus comforts and helps us through.
Jean Hughes (Williston)
Mar 3, 2023
I am so sorry . May our Lord Jesus hold you all close to His Sacred Heart . I will keep your son in my prayers and all of the family also.
Shona McEvers (Powers Lake, ND)
Mar 3, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
Patty & Chris Cimino (Mosinee, WI)
Mar 3, 2023
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss of your son, Elijah. There are no words that we can express that can help ease your pain. You are in our prayers.
Schocke Family
Mar 3, 2023
Finstrom Family,

We are friends with Laura Lee and we are so heartbroken for your family and the loss of precious Elijah. Praying for all of you.
Melanie Reichert (Union Grove, WI)
Mar 3, 2023
Dearest family of Elijah, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Pat & Gene Brown (Ross, ND)
Mar 3, 2023
Our thoughts & Prayers are with your family. Prayers for strength to get through this.
Ron & Connie Haller (Crookston, MN)
Mar 3, 2023
David, Tiffanie and family, we send our sympathy, prayers and hugs to you in this difficult time. So gratefully we spent time with Elijah and your family at McKayla's confirmation. Ronnie was still laughing at his stories he was telling that day. We will always remember his smile, humor and laughter he brought to everyone. May God continue to bless and comfort you with many wonderful memories of Elijah. Our love, Ronnie and Connie Haller and Eunice Sondrol
Baardson (North Dakota )
Mar 4, 2023
Your all iny thoughts and prayers ?? my heart breaks for the family
Joey Grundyson (Detroit Lakes, Mn)
Mar 4, 2023
We know the overwhelming feeling of losing a grandchild. So,so sorry for your loss. I know God is with you providing strength in many ways.....

Dick & Sue Legg (Glyndon, Mn)
Mar 4, 2023
We are so heart broken with the loss of your grandson. Our prayers are with/for you and all your family members. May the power and love of our mighty God be with you at this time. God bless each.
April and Jeff Villines (Charlotte, NC)
Mar 4, 2023
Our love and prayers go out to our Real Broker family members during this difficult time. Please know we are praying for your comfort and peace.
Jon and Kelsey Breding family (PL, ND)
Mar 6, 2023
Elijah was one of a kind and he will be missed every day by so many people. Praying and thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.
Michal and Šárka Klus (Czech Republic)
Mar 7, 2023
Weeping with you!
Cheryl Mertens (New Richmond, WI)
Mar 9, 2023
I believe that Elijah has arrived in his chariot and is in the loving arms of God and family who have gone before. Grief is the lot of those who are left behind. My heart goes out to your whole family.
Cheryl Croonquist (Minot, ND)
Mar 9, 2023
Sincere Sympathy from the Brokers and Agents at Elite Real Estate ~ you are in our prayers.
Mar 12, 2023
Praying for your family.. Still remember you bringing your baby to church the first time In Ulen.. We love your family. Pastor Curt and Kathy Frankhauser
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