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Born: May 21, 1958

Place of Birth: Virginia, MN

Death: February 28, 2013

Place of Death: Minot, ND

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Keith Michael Rensland

    May 21, 1958  -  February 28, 2013

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Keith Rensland----54, Minot, longtime owner of the Magic Man, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 28, 2013 in a Minot hospital.

Keith Michael Rensland was born on May 21, 1958, son of Donovan and Phyllis (Thorson) Rensland in Virginia, MN. He was raised and educated on the Iron Range in Babbitt MN, graduating from Babbitt High School in 1976. Following graduation, he furthered his education by attending Moorhead State Technical College, where he received a Commercial Arts Degree.

On June 21, 1980, Keith was united in marriage to Julie Ficken in Ada, MN. They lived on the Rensland farm, before moving to Bismarck. While in Bismarck, Keith was the manager of United Furniture Sales. In 1980 his first son was born, Travis Rensland. In 1985, he started Unique Designs in Bismarck. In 1986 his second son was born, Brandon Rensland. Shortly later he and his partner moved Unique Designs to Minot in 1987. In November 1990, Keith and Julie sold Unique Designs and started the Magic Man Inc. They worked in various locations throughout the Minot area. In 2004, they added Backyard Brewing Supplies and recently opened up Dakota Prairie Winery.

Keith enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle and traveling. He was active in many organizations, especially the Boy Scouts, where he assisted with patches and clothing. He was a charter member of the Motorcycle Riding Lions Clubs called The Knight Riders.

Keith is survived by:
His wife of 33 years, Julie Rensland of Minot; sons: Travis (Lisa) Rensland, Sioux Falls, SD; Brandon Rensland of Minot; mother Phyllis Rensland, Mesa, AZ; three sisters: Cheryl (Dr. Luis) Saldana, Dallas, TX; Gail (Steve) Timbeross, Rochester, MN; Karen (Joel) Darnell, Chatfield, MN; three dogs Rudy, Jasmine and Bella; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith was preceded in death by:
His father Donovan Rensland, infant brother David Rensland, uncle Ordell Rensland, and Grandparents Gilbert & Blanche Rensland and Roy & Adeline Thorson

Visitation: Monday, March 4, 2013 from 2-7 at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 1 pm at Our Redeemers Lutheran Brethren Church, Minot

Burial: Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Buxton, ND