Mary Phipps

Fargo Forum
15 May 1962

Daughter of Fargoans Dead

Mr. and Mrs. Ross W. Phipps, 611 10th St. S., were called to Minneapolis late Monday by the death of their daughter, Mrs. Hans (Mary) Nielsen, 21.
Mrs. Nielsen was found dead of a gunshot would in the chest at the rear door of their home in Spring Lake Park, a Minneapolis suburb, by Mr. Nielsen. Investigation by Ramsey County officials has not been completed.
Mrs. Nielsen was born in Fargo Aug. 6, 1940. She was a graduate of Fargo High School. She attended NDSU and Concordia and worked in Minneapolis before her marriage in Fargo last Nov. 11.
Besides her parents and her husband, she leaves two brothers and a sister, Ross Jr., Daniel and Margaret, all at home.
Mr Phipps is managing editor of The Forum.
16 May 1962

Mary Phipps Nielsen Funeral Service Set

Funeral service for Mrs. Hans (Mary Phipps) Nielsen, formerly of Fargo, will be Friday afternoon in Minneapolis with a committal service Saturday morning at Riverside Cemetery here. The time has not been set.
The Minneapolis service will be in the Henson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave. S. Local arrangements are through Ivers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nielsen was found dead Monday in her suburban Minneapolis home.

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson

Ronald Poer

Fargo Forum
15 October 1963

The funeral of Ronald Poer, 23, of 1841 3rd St. N., Fargo, who was killed Sunday (October 13, 1963) in South St. Paul when he fell out of a cer, will be Wednesday at 10 in the Hanson-Runsvold Chapel, Rev. R. W. Heidtke officiating.
Pallbearers will be Marlin Moe, Marcus Olsen, Gordon Hampson, John Brekke, Gary Buzick and George Kelly. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Poer served in the Army from 1957 to 1961.
Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poer, of the same address he leaves four brothers, Rodney, a twin, and David both at home; J. Terry, 1022 15th St. N., Fargo and Kenneth, 1835 3rd St. N., Fargo.

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson

Duane 'Butch' Quenette

The Alumni Association Cynosure

DUANE A.QUENETTE "BUTCH" died 1-9-06. He was born 1-31-40, in Fargo, ND. Duane grew up in Fargo, graduated from FCHS in 1958 and went on to attend the University of MN and NDSU. He was active in the YMCA and was a life guard at Island Park pool. He qualified for the All-America Collegiate Swim team in 1960 and placed 6th in the nation for the 100 yard breaststroke and 10th for the 200 yard breaststroke. In 1962, Duane married Mary Voth, '60. After graduating form NDSU, Duane served in the United States Navy on the USS Constellation in Vietnam. He was employed by Control Data in Minneapolis and SAIC in San Diego before retirement. He is survived by Evelyn Quennette, two daughters, two sons; three sisters, a brother; and 8 grandchildren. Duane participated in ; National Athletic Scholarship Society, Boys Glee Club, Intramural Sports, Track, Swim Team, Skin Diving Club, "Medley of Moods" cast.

The Fargo Forum, Sunday, January 15, 2006

Duane A. Quenette
Duane lost his three-year battle with cancer on January 9, 2006. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was born January 31, 1940 in Fargo, ND. Survivors include daughters Katherine Andrie of Denver, Jessica Hileman of San Diego, sons Matthew of Fairfax, VA, and Joel of Cook, WA. His surviving siblings include sisters Cheryl Zarns of Little Falls, MN, Charmaine Richard of Dent, MN, and Judy Halverson of Grand Rapids, MI, brother Robert of Fargo, ND. Duane is also survived by dear friend Evelyn Quenette. He had 8 grandchildren.

Duane grew up in Fargo, ND, where he attended Fargo Central High School and was active in YMCA and lifeguarding at Island Park Pool. He then attended University of Minnesota on athletic scholarship and North Dakota State University. Duane qualified for the All-America Collegiate Swim Team in 1960. He placed 6th in the nation for 100yd breaststroke and 10th in the nation for 200yd breaststroke. Duane married Mary Voth, of Fargo, in 1962. Mary was a close friend and strong influence throughout Duane?s life. In 1963, Duane graduated from NDSU and entered 2 year active duty with the US Navy where he proudly served on the USS Constellation in Vietnam. He was employed by Control Data in Minneapolis, and SAIC in San Diego before retirement.

Duane's interests and talents throughout his life included shooting pool, playing racquetball, running, gymnastics, diving, and traveling. He cherished his time with family, friends and especially his grandchildren. In recent years, his favorite past time was afternoons at his boat in the marina with dear friend, Evelyn.

Services will be held on January 31, 2006, at 10:00 am, at Erickson-Anderson Chapel in La Mesa, CA, 619-466-3297. Memorials can be sent to Kaiser Hospice, 619-641-4100.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick
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Dale Radke

The Fargo Forum, Unknown Date

Dale Henry Radke
Dale Henry Radke
The funeral for Dale Henry Radke, 51, Stillwater, Minn., will be at 2 Wednesday in Ivers-Landblom Funeral Home, Fargo, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. Visitation will be from 11 to 2 Wednesday in the funeral home. He died Friday, May 22, 1992.
Mr. Radke was born June 23, 1940, in Fargo, where he grew up and graduated from Fargo Central High School. He worked as a special security policeman in Denver for six years before returning to Fargo, where he worked as a salesman of mobile home and recreational vehicle parts. He married Alice Nelson Aug. 10, 1966, in Webster, S.D. They moved to St. Paul, where he worked from 1966 to 1987 as a salesman. He owned and operated Dale's Laundromat and Alice's Dog Grooming with his wife until they retired.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Scott, Novato, Calif.; two daughters, Ann (Mrs. James) Jacobson, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Tracey Radke, Maplewood, Minn.; his father, Paul, Fargo; two sisters, Diane Yoder, Bloomingdale, Ill., Shirley Johnston, Bismarck, N.D.; his stepmother, Evelyn Radke, Fargo; and two grandchildren.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick

Sallie Rehn

1956 Cynosure Annual

Fargo Forum - 6 December 1955
Sallie Rehn Service Today
Funeral service for Sallie Rae Rehn, 15, of 219 12th St. S., will be at 2 today in the American Lutheran Church of which she was a member. The Rev. A. L. C. Keller will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Lennie Martinson, Wallace Casler, George Lund, Stephen Baldwin, John Bond, and Douglas Lybeck. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Jacobson, James Cole, John Meckstroth, Horace Spaulding, Robert Thorson and Jerome Larson.
The church choir will sing with Miss Wanyce Jung organist.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery with Ivers Funeral Home in charge. Miss Rehn died Saturday.
She was born in Fargo Oct. 26, 1940. Besides her parents she leaves two brothers, Robert and Gerald, at home; three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lean, 1015 29th St. N., and Mrs. Emil (Ida) Rehn, 401 9th St. N., Moorhead, and a great-grandfather, Lars Stone, Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Miss Rehn was a member of the American Lutheran Church choir and had taught in the Sunday school. She was a member of the High School band; Harlequin Club; Pep Club; Y-Debs; Luther League; Sophomore Chorus and Rainbow Girls.
Obituary contributed by Selma Black.

Ruth Ann Reimer

The Oregonian - 21 June 2009

Ruth Ann Haas
Haas, Ruth Ann 68 08/29/1940 06/15/2009 Ruth Ann (Reimer) Haas passed away on June 15, 2009, from complications from leukemia. She was 68 years old. Born Aug. 29, 1940, to Ruth and David Reimer in Fargo, N.D., she attended Fargo Central High School and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated as a registered nurse. She met Milo Haas while working in Grafton, N.D., and they were married in Fargo on Dec. 29, 1962. They made their home in Milwaukie, where their sons were born and raised. She worked at various medical settings including doctor's offices; Christie School for Girls; and Providence Milwaukie Hospital. She was an active member of Milwaukie Presbyterian Church and several community groups including Providence Milwaukie Hospital Auxiliary, where she helped establish the hospital gift shop; Milwaukie Jaycettes; and the Rex Putnam High School Parent Club. Ruth Ann loved to watch sports and enjoyed traveling. Her greatest joy and passion was to be with her family. Ruth Ann is survived by her husband of 46 years, Milo; sons, Kevin (Lauren) and Kurt (Ericka); and granddaughters, Hannah, Rebekah, Abigail, Skylar, Lydia and Leeya who is soon to arrive from China. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard and Don; sisters, Jane and Mary Kay; and her infant son, Brent. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Milwaukie Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be given in Ruth Ann's name to Milwaukie Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society

The Alumni Association Cynosure, Volume 24, Number 3, 2009

Ruth Ann Reimer Haas, 68, passed away June 15, 2009, in Oregon. Ruth was born August 29, 1940, to Ruth and David Riemer [sic] in Fargo, ND. She graduated from FCHS in 1958 and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated as a registered nurse. On December 29, 1962, she was united in marriage to Milo Haas. The family made their home in Milwaukie, OR, and Ruth Ann worked at various medical settings. She was active in several community organizations as well as the Milwaukee Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Milo; 2 sons; and 6 granddaughters. Ruth participated in: Girls' Glee Club; Sophomore Chorus; Intramural Sports; Pep Club; G.A.C.; "Sweethearts," Chorus.

Richard Remme

Boulger Funeral Home - October 2017

Richard Allen Remme died October 9, 2017 at Elim Care Center under care of Hospice. He was born in Fargo, ND on January 29, 1941 and attended Central High School. Richard retired December, 2009 after being self-employed with his brother George (Remme Bros. Carpet Service) for over 50 years.
Dick enjoyed his lake home on Lake Maud for 43 years. He leaves his wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Sheila (Kevin) Opdahl, Kelly McIntyre, three grandchildren, Patrick and Marisa Opdahl, Sierra McIntyre, and brother George (LaVonne) Remme, all of Fargo; sister-in-law Ruth Siegert, Hillsboro, ND, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a younger brother David, his parents, Helen (Lien) and Arnold Remme, and his grandparents.
A funeral service will be held on October 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life in Fargo, ND, with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials are preferred to Elim Care CenteróCherished Lane, or to the Alzheimers Association.
Arrangements entrusted with Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center.

Barbara Rick

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Barbara V. Hoganson
Barbara V. Hoganson
Barbara V. Hoganson, 52, died December 12, 1993 in Excelsior, MN. She was bom February 14, 1941 in Fargo, ND. She was a teachers aide in public education. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Choir, Detroit Lakes and a Sunday school teacher, and was active in the Community Theatre Group of Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are her husband; Jerry L. Hoganson, sons and daughters-in-law; Rick and Maureen Hoganson of Tennessee, Ryan and Olga Hoganson, CA., daughters and sons-in-law; Tina and Mark Nelson, Willmar, Alysa and Scott Eckert, Fargo, grandson; Jarod Eckert, parents; Roy and Audrey Rick, Moorhead, Brothers; Robert Rick, Forest Lake, James Rick, Colorado, Randy Rick, Fargo, sister; Lori Knutson, Fargo, nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held Thursday, December 16, 1993 at 1:00 p.m. at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Arrangements by Huber Funeral Home, 520 2nd Street, Excelsior, Minnesota.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick

Audrey Rieger

The Fargo Forum, 1 October 1996, Section: A6, Page 5

Audrey J. Weisser
Deaths elsewhere, Audrey J. Rieger Weisser, 56, Shawano, Wis., formerly Fargo, died Sept. 15, 1996, in her home. Services were held in Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son; two daughters; her mother, Amalie (Walter) Rieger, Fargo; and one grandchild

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Audrey J. Weisser

Audrey J. Weisser, age 56, of 145 Robin Lane, Shawano,died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1940, at Fargo, N. Dak., the daughter of Amalie (Schlittenhard) Rieger and the late Walter Rieger. She became a Christian as a young girl, and was baptized as a profession of her faith. She was a past member of Bethany Evangelical Free Church, Clintonville, and was a member of Community Baptist Church, Shawano, the Shawano Area guilters, the City of Shawano Housing Authority, an Auxiliary member of the Gideon Bible Society. She belonged to the Women's organization of her church and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She sang in the church choir and sang solos and duets with her husband. She was a member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Education Society, attended Concordia College. Moorhead, Minn., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Moorhead State College. She was an elementary teacher for two years at Gackle, N. Dak. and a homebound teacher in the Shawano-Gresham School District for many years. Her family and home were her first priorities, and quilting and camping her favorite pastimes.
In 1962, she was married to Charles Weisser. They lived at Gackle, N.Dak. until 1964, when they moved to Shawano.
She is survived by: her husband, Charles: her children, Mark. Charlotte. N. C., Jill (Kevin) King, Green Bay, Kristine, Shawano: one granddaughter. Allison Rose King, Green Bay: her mother, Amalie Rieger, Fargo, N. Dak.; and mother-in-law, Emma Weisser, Aberdeen, S. Dak. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Rieger, and father-in-law, Gideon Weisser,
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church, Shawano, with the Rev. John Cowan officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., and after 10 a.m. Thursday, at the church until the time of services.
A memorial fund has been established for the Gideon Bible Society.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick

James Rockwood

The Fargo Forum
24 May 1986 Local Softball Player Dies During Game
Long-time softball player Byron Rockwood, 45, Fargo, died Thursday (May 23, 1986) night of an apparent heart attack while playing slowpitch softball at Lindenwood Park in south Fargo.
Witnesses said Rockwood, commonly known as Rocky, was playing left field. He had shagged two long foul balls in the bottom of the fifth inning and, after the third out, was walking back to the dugout when he collapsed, witnesses said. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m.
Teammates tried to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation until Fargo police and the F-M Ambulance Service arrived.
Rockwood had played hard throughout the game, but hadn't complained of feeling faint or ill, said team manager Jim Reynolds, 322 25th Ave. N., Fargo.
"He was just normal Rocky," Reynolds added. "He always played ball 100 percent."
"He was such a competitor at heart," Cameron Rusch, 1537 6th St. S., Fargo, said of Rockwood, 1213 Broadway. "He was such an active person."
"He's been active in softball for at least 25 years." Said teammate Jim Swiggum, 514 4th Ave. E., West Fargo.
Rockwood was a custodian at North Dakota State University.
Hanson Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, is handling the funeral arrangements.

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson

Donna Rohrback

Died: 29 July 2001

Charlotte Schlanser

Charlotte Schlanser, born on 5 May 1939, passed away on January 24, 2009 at her home in Maple Grove, Minnesota after a long cancer illness. She was married to Lynn Skjonsby.
The Fargo Forum, 12 February 2009
Charlotte Skjonsby
Maple Grove, Minn.
Died Jan. 24, 2009, at age 69 in her home. Survivors: son, Jay; daughter, Jackie. No services are planned. (Cremation Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
The Cynosure
Fargo Central High School Alumni Association
Volume 24 Number 1 2009
Charlotte Joanne Schlanser Skjonsby, 69, passed away January 24, 2009, in the Twin Cities area. Charlotte graduated from FCHS in 1958. While attending FCHS, Charlotte participated in: Girls' Glee Club; Sophomore Chorus; Intramural Sports; Majorette; Debate Squad; Pep Club; Harlequin; "Medley of Moods", chorus, cast; "The Desert Song", chorus, dances.

James Schlanser

The Wright Funeral Home Obituary, April 2016

James B. Schlanser, 75, Fargo, ND, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.
James was born on December 28, 1940 in Fargo, ND, to Fred J. and Elsie M. (Frisk) Schlanser. He grew up and attended school in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Central High School. He attended NDSU in Fargo and San Jose State in California, where he played football. James worked for Northern Improvement in Fargo for many years and then in 1973 he and his father started Master Construction. He worked in that business his entire life.
James married Shannon Lomsdal on May 31, 1992 in Elko, NV and they made their home in Fargo.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was also a proud dad and loved spending time with all his children, as well as watching his son Mike's hockey games.
James is survived by his wife, Shannon, Fargo; sons Erich and Michael Schlanser, Fargo; daughters Andrea (David) Hammond, Abercrombie, ND, and Ashley Schlanser, Fargo; brother Fred (Stacey) Schlanser, Jr.; sister Mary Persons, Fargo; stepmother Joanne Schlanser, Fargo; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Mobley, and Casey (Kayla) Hammond; four great-grandchildren, Shaylynn, Paisyn, John, and Huntley; several nieces and nephews Jay, Jamie and Jackie Skjonsby, Zoey Schlanser, Zach Persons, and Alex Persons.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Al and Elna Frisk; parents Fred and Elsie Schlanser; son Henry; and sister Charlotte Skjonsby.
Visitation: Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Funeral: Friday, April 15, 2016, at 3:00 P.M., in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND.

Robert Dean Schmieg

Born: 26 April 1940
Died: 27 July 1978, Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota

Robert Shaleen

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Robert J. Shaleen
The funeral for Robert J. Shaleen, 52, Hawley, Minn., will be at 11 Thursday in Park Lutheran Church near Rollag, Minn. He died Monday, March 1, 1993.
Mr. Shaleen was born Nov. 7, 1940, in Fargo, where he grew up and graduated from high school. From 1958 to 1964 he served with the Army National Guard. He had since worked as a self-employed carpenter in the Fargo area.
He is survived by four sons, Rodney, Denver, Steven, Grand Forks, ,N.D., Scott, Fargo, and Douglas, in England; his mother, Jessie Shaleen, Lake Park, Minn.; a sister, Ginger (Mrs. Alan) Klitzke, Fargo; and two grandchildren. (Vigen-Wright, Hawley)

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick

Susan Siegel

Susan G. Schreibman

January 28th, 1941 - February 21st, 2013

Susan G. Schreibman, age 72, passed away on February 21, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Jay Siegel. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dr. Martin Schreibman; daughter, Sydney (James) Ross; son, Jack (Marcie) Schreibman; sister, Marji (George) Greenberg; grandchildren, Nili and Shayna Schreibman and nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 24th at THE EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Jonathan Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens - Temple Israel Section. Shiva will be observed at the Schreibman residence Sunday from 5 - 8pm (Services at 5pm) and Monday from 5 - 8pm (Services at 7pm). Contributions can be made to Odyssey Hospice or Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.

Epstein Memorial Chapel

1:00PM at Epstein Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens/ Temple Israel Section, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213

Source: Daughter Sydney and Epstein Memorial Chapel, Columbus, Ohio

Jerry Siewert

The Forum - 13 July 2016

Jerry Lynn Siewert, age 76, of Indiana, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born in 1940 in Fargo, ND to Rudolph John and Ordell Matzke Siewert.
Jerry proudly enlisted and served for 22 years as a Sergeant in the US Army receiving 2 Bronze Service Stars as a veteran of Vietnam War. Following his service his career as a truck driver gave him the privilege to see this beautiful country that he honorably defended.
He was a proud and loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle of his entire family.
Jerry is survived by seven children, James L., Brockton, MA; Ordell L. Ange and husband W. Shane, Williamsburg, VA; John L., Suffolk, VA; Mary L. Minter, Virginia Beach, VA; Gerry L. McElravy and husband David R., Indiana, PA; Joseph L. and wife Michelle, Virginia Beach, VA; Su-Hyon and wife Lea, San Antonio, TX; his former wife and mother of his children, Keesoon Siewert, Hampton, VA; 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; two siblings, Marlys Trefethren, Fargo, ND; Dennis and wife Ava, Berlin, Germany; numerous nieces and nephews; and dearest friend Ida Sturgeon and beloved dog Chewbacca, Barr Slope, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Caroline Nelson, brother-in-law Melford Trefethren, and grandson Brian D. Magee.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, PA. Jerry will be laid to rest at the Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA with his fellow comrades.

Darlene Sigurdson
Darlene Louise Sigurdson passed away Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at Bethany Towers, University Drive, Fargo. She lived at Bethany for the last few years of her life and the staff welcomed her as family. Darlene's family wishes to thank the entire staff at Bethany for the love and kindness they have shown her and the family during her stay.
Darlene was born December 11, 1938 in Fargo ND.
She attended schools in Fargo.
She loved caring for children, many of whom have stayed lovingly in contact with her for decades.
Darlene was a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed baking, shopping and donated her time doing volunteer work for numerous Fargo area charities.
She was preceded in death by her parents Isabelle and Magnus Sigurdson and sister Janet Laframboise.
Darlene is survived by sister Diane (Larry) Anders, Fargo and brother David, Magnolia, TX, nieces Kari (Gregg) Kuta, Delta, CO, Kristi Kelly, Magnolia, TX and Laurie (Brad) Hansen, Montevideo, MN, nephews Jeff (Lisa) Aune, Horace, ND, Mike(Sandie) Anders, Horace, ND, Steve (Jenny) Aune, Verona, WI and many great nieces and nephews. Not to be forgotten is lifelong friend Helen Just, Burnsville, MN.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for your kindness and support during this difficult time.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo. The funeral will be 10:00 am Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Fargo. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo.
Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home