Todd Eliot Selstad
October 28, 1962 – January 2, 2020
Todd Eliot Selstad, 57, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on January 2, 2020 surrounded by his family. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at McGilley and Hoge Chapel. A Celebration of his life will be held at Church of the Resurrection- Wesley Chapel on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope House in Independence, Missouri or online at http://www.hopehouse.net/
Todd was born on October 28, 1962 in Owatonna, Minnesota. He was the beloved son of Ramona Selstad and Donovan Barth. His fondest childhood memories were of riding his dirt bike on the family farm and spending time with his grandparents. He received his Bachelor Degree in Business from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota in 1985. After graduation, Todd moved to Victorville, California where he worked as a manager for Roadway Trucking. On June 27th, 1990 Todd married the love of his life, Holly Elizabeth Elmblad. They were married for 29 years and were blessed with two children, Kirsten Rose and Zachary Warren. After 25 years of service at Yellow/Roadway he retired. He then went on to work in fleet and safety for Beacon Roofing in Kansas City. Todd was a strong and loving family man, a life-long Vikings fan and lover of the outdoors. He will be deeply missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal grandparents, Pat and Mildred Selstad. His survivors include his mother, Ramona Selstad; his loving wife, Holly Selstad; devoted children, Kirsten Rose and Zachary Warren Selstad; and his half-brother, Derek Willow. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.
- Pat and Mildred Selstad, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Donovan Barth, Father (deceased)
- Ramona Selstad, Mother
- Holly Elizabeth Selstad, Wife
- Kirsten Rose Selstad, Daughter
- Zachary Warren Selstad, Son
- Derek Willow, Half-brother
P.O. Box 577, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063
- Hope House
- Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
Todd Eliot Selstad
January 8, 2020
My memories of Uncle Todd are filled with love and kindness. I remember him as being such a gentle and loving man to everyone around him. I really feel that a parents qualities come out in their kids they raised and my cousins Zach and Kirsten are two of the most genuine, loving, and caring people you will ever meet. My Aunt Holly and cousins Zach and Kirsten lost one of the most amazing persons in their world and we all lost someone that was such an amazing role model to everyone who crossed his path. I will always admire you Uncle Todd! I love and miss you and am praying for all of our family! ❤️🙏🏼❤️
January 7, 2020
I had the pleasure to interview and be a part of the team who hired Todd as our Director of Fleet and Safety at Beacon Roofing Supply over 6 years ago.
I also was blessed to office with Todd and collaborate on many safety items. Todd was always a true professional and friend. There was not anyone that worked with him that did not value his expertise and friendship.
You could count on Todd to be direct but fair and he was a great teammate! We had many conversations about Kirsten and Zach and how proud he was of them. He spoke of how Holly loved her career as an educator. Todd was very good about breaking out a funny story and we were mesmerized when we learned he wrestled a bear. His deep laugh and big smile with his crossed arms will be so missed. I will miss the Monday morning ritual of being on a 7:00a.m. conference call and Todd coming up the stairs, walk across the room to his office and yell loudly "morning DB" and wave. I have personally been blessed by his friendship and it will be difficult not to see him. I am thankful to have known him. Praying God's comfort and peace for Holly, Kirsten, Zach and the entire Selstad family.
Attached is a picture from 2017 of our leadership team which included Todd and other West Division leaders.
January 6, 2020
One of my first memories of Todd was when he came to Nanny’s house. He pulled up in one of the smallest cars I had seen and out comes this very tall man. There was never an awkward moment getting to know Todd. He just fit right in, like he was always there. And he was always there. For reunions and graduations and weddings and Evan’s first Christmas and more weddings and more reunions, he came to them all with a smile on his face.
Over the years, Holly sent pictures of the kids growing up and there was always pictures of Todd being goofy with the kids. He truly showed how to be a kind, loving father. On vacations he was patient and kind and would share a good laugh with all of us.
I remember him joining in on water fights, and beach time and kayaking and late night card games in Florida. In Oregon he hiked and shopped and played more cards and shared a few beers with Lacey and I. He took the time to sit and talk with all of us, catching up on our lives and share stories of his. The Cousins Reunion to the Washington Coast brought trips to the beach to play golf, games of chess and ping pong in the garage.
When Evan had his first Christmas, Holly, Todd, Kirsten and Zach all come out to spend the holiday with us. The weather was bad and the trip from Seattle to Lewiston was much longer than planned. When they finally made it, I remember Todd saying, “Never again”, but he did so with a smile on his face. My Dad remembers when he was holding Evan, on the same trip, and Evan was trying to standing up and kind of March. Dad looked to Todd and said, “He prefers if you sing a march.” And Todd broke out in “Do Your Ears Hang Low,” without a pause.
January 6, 2020
In Kellogg, I remember Todd riding all of the rides with Kirsten and Zach at Silverwood. He even rode on the Panic Plunge with Kirsten where you drop 120 feet straight down. He went golfing with Zach and Norm. And spent probably an endless amount of time carrying bags while we shopped. In the mornings I was up early with Evan, getting him breakfast, and frequently Todd would be up too. Always ready to make here comes the plane sounds when Evan was eating.
In Colorado, my up early for breakfast with Evan had turned into Kevin, Evan, Bree and I up early for breakfast and frequently that would include Todd as well. Sharing stories and reminiscing about his own children growing up. Kevin really enjoyed talking with Todd about work and family life and football. The kids have memories bowling and playing video games at the arcade and hiking to Hanging Lake with Todd.
There isn’t family reunion that I can remember that Todd wasn’t there. He was the nicest, kindest man I have ever known and we are all a little bit better for knowing him. We love you and miss you Uncle Todd!
January 6, 2020
We are going to miss Todd and his joyful ways more than most could know at Beacon. He was a great man. Caring and always looking for ways to get the work done. He is someone that I referred to as "my friend" and I will miss him dearly. My heart and prayers go out to his loving wife and family. I worked with Todd for 5 years and enjoyed our conversations about life and work. I've attached an older 2015 original team photo with Todd. We will all miss you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
January 5, 2020
Uncle Todd is truly the nicest person I know, I am so thankful I was able to get to know him growing up at all our family reunions! One time I was lucky enough to be teamed up with him in a canoe race at our Florida reunion...lets just say we kicked everyone’s butt! That’s got to be one of my favorite memories with him for sure. Love and miss you Uncle Todd.
January 5, 2020
Half brother. Brother.
Means the same to me.
We met and you left,
Far too poignantly.
I know you a bit, less than I would want
Cheated it feels
As my insides are fraught
To have you so abruptly depart
As quickly as you came
into this mans heart.
It goes without saying I'll miss you bro
We had a time and its special to me
May you rest in heaven
And look down and see
Observe the people you touched
Look at their faces as pained as they be
A family full of love and friends waiting for thee