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Hilton Ryland

Oct 29, 1953 - Nov 11, 2023

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Valley City, ND

Robert Hilton Ryland, of Bermuda, AL, passed away on November 11, 2023 at the age of 70. He was a co-owner of R&R Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for many years. He served as Fire Chief for the Bermuda Volunteer Fire Department. He is preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Denise Ryland; father, Willis H. Ryland; and brother, Richard A. Ryland. He is survived by his mother, Alice Burt Ryland of Bermuda, AL; daughter, Stephanie Lynn Ryland of TN; granddaughter, Stacey Grace Andrews of Monr...Read More

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Marshall John Munzlinger Jr

Jan 05, 1946 - Feb 11, 2024

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Valley City, ND

In Loving Memory of Marshall John Munzlinger JrMarshall John Munzlinger Jr, also known as Miracle Man, born January 5th, 1946, peacefully passed to his heavenly home on February 11th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved son of Marshall John Munzlinger Sr and Agatha (Voss) Munzlinger.Marshall grew up in the close-knit community of House Springs, Missouri, where he attended St. Anthony Catholic Church for elementary school and later graduated from Northwest High School in 1964. A proud patriot, Marshall served briefly in the US Air Force in 1964 before being honorably discharged due to medical reasons.With a heart full of compassion and a passion for sports, Marshall played football in high school and generously shared his love for the game by coaching little league for over a decade. He was a dedicated worker from a young age, spending his school days working part-time on a farm and summers in the fields.On November 26th, 1976, Marshall married the love of his life, Jacque, at First Baptist Church in Fenton, Missouri, where they were faithful members. Later, they became cherished members of High Ridge Baptist Church in High Ridge, Missouri, until their move to North Dakota.Throughout his life, Marshall wore many hats, working as a mechanic for many years and contributing his skilled hands to construction projects. In 2002, Marshall and Jacque relocated to Valley City, North Dakota, where Marshall found solace and purpose farming on his daughter and son-in-law's farm, MP Farms, until his retirement.Marshall was a true fighter and survivor, bravely battling cancer for over 20 years. His strength and resilience inspired all who knew him. In the end, Marshall was taken from us by the disease he fought so valiantly against.A devout servant of God, Marshall was an active member of First Baptist Church of Valley City, where he served as a Trustee and Deacon for many years. He found joy in spreading the message of God's love and grace to all those around him.Marshall had a zest for life and cherished every moment spent in the great outdoors. He loved to travel, fish, tend to his garden, and was an avid hunter. But above all else, Marshall treasured his family more than anything. His unconditional love and unwavering support were a beacon of light to all who knew him.Marshall is survived by his wife Jacque of 47 years, son Lee (Debra) Skyles, daughter Penny (Monte) Peterson, daughter Sherrell (Michael) Gapsch, son Scott Skyles and daughter Melissa (Randall) Spears, nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. As well as siblings Les, David, Jerry, Doris, Marion, and Tommy. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Richard, Ralph, Joyce, and Marilyn. Marshall will be deeply missed and forever remembered by the countless lives he touched with his gentle spirit and compassionate heart. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing he was loved beyond measure.In

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Jeffrey Alan Kunze

Feb 16, 1974 - Feb 11, 2024

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Valley City, ND

Our live streaming is Wi-Fi dependent, if the signal is weak, the stream may buffer. If there are difficulties viewing the live service, rest assured we are recording as well, and it will be uploaded later in the day.Jeffrey Kunze, age 49, of Dazey, ND, died Sunday, February 11th at Mercy Hospital, Valley City, of Natural Causes. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 PM Saturday, February 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church near Dazey, ND. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. A livestream of the funeral mass and an online guestbook will be available at www.lerudmathias.com. Fellowship will follow the service at the Sodbusters in Sibley.Jeffrey Alan Kunze, the son of Dale and Cindy (Everson) Kunze, was born February 16, 1974 in Valley City, ND. Jeff grew up in the Dazey, ND area and attended North Central of Barnes School where he graduated in 1992. After his graduation, he attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. Jeff then worked for various farmers in the Dazey area before going to work for Wick Construction in Valley City. In 2010, he joined his brother Travis doing construction work. Jeff also worked at Punky’s Bar in Dazey where he enjoyed visiting with and serving numerous customers. Jeff’s greatest joy was the farm, his huge garden (almost an acre in size), his chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, quail, guinea fowl, his fruit trees and the outdoors. Jeff was an accomplished sportsman who hunted, fished, and trapped many fur bearing animals. He was also very proud to be known as a true friend to many people. Jeff is survived by his lifelong companion Brenda Everson and her two children Billy Moser and Jesse Everson; his two brothers, Travis (Anita) Kunze and Paul (Lisa) Kunze; his nieces and nephews, Jerica, Jared, Levi and Aubrey Kunze; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also leaves extended family, Carol (Bob) Grenz and Roger Holter and extra nieces and nephews, Amanda (Shane) Olauson, Rochelle Grenz, Shawntae, Shayla and Shantel Holter.Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Cindy and his grandparents. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Jeffrey Alan Kunze, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Jean Carol Tabor

Oct 23, 1934 - Feb 07, 2024

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Valley City, ND

The good Lord shined his loving light on our mother Jean Carol Tabor and took her to her eternal home on the morning of Feb. 7th while at SMP Health St. Raphael Valley City, ND. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 16th at the Lerud Mathias Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Friday morning at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Buffalo City Cemetery in the Spring. An online guestbook and livestream of Jean’s funeral service will be available at www.lerudmathias.com Jean was born to John and Helen (Wurzer) Bosch on October 23, 1934 in Valley City ND. They lived on a farm outside of Fingal ND and later moved to Valley City where Jean went to St. Catherine’s Catholic School, VCHS, and College High. Jean married the love of her life Edgar "Bud" Tabor Jr. April 9, 1956 in Detroit Lakes, MN. They lived a short time in Buffalo, ND and then they made their home in Valley City where they both were employed for many years at the Times Record, Bud being the Production Manager and Jean their Darkroom Technician. Jean enjoyed her time as a telephone operator in her late teen years too. Jean was an avid painter who had a passion for southwest art. She loved going thru all the art galleries and shops in Jackson, WY, Sedona, AZ and all the galleries up and down the Pacific coast on their annual trips. Those who knew Jean most likely had a photo or two taken from her as she always had a camera on her wherever she went. Jean entered many art shows and contests over the years with her beautiful paintings and photographs. Jean also made thousands of homemade cards for everyone she knew for every occasion; weddings, birthdays, graduations, and get-well cards. Jean loved to spend time at her home on her decks planting flowers, feeding birds, painting, making cards and reading. She enjoyed motorcycling in her earlier years as well as camping with her children all over the western part of USA in about every part of the Rocky Mountains from southern Colorado to the Rockies in Canada. Jean loved sharing her love and passion for mountain scenery with her children.Jean is survived by her children, Rick Tabor (Susan Hashimato/Tabor), Honolulu Hi, Kelly Tabor (Lori) Valley City, ND, Jesse Tabor, Valley City ND, Hayley Tabor, Bismarck, ND, LenElla Tabor, Newry, ME. Four grandchildren, Brent Tabor (Angela), Fargo, ND, Justin Tabor (Ashley), Valley City, ND, Kody Tabor (Brianna) Jamestown, ND and Jessica Horodyski, Missoula MT.Six Great grandchildren: Sophia, Alayna, Caelum, Brycen, Rylee, Brinna.Jean is preceded in death by her parents. John and Helen Bosch, brothers Gary Bosch, Jim Bosch and her husband Edgar "Bud" Tabor. Jean Carol Tabor, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will be greatly missed by her family and her many lifelong friends. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Jean Carol Tabor, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Juleen Clarice Cink

Oct 18, 1944 - Feb 05, 2024

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Valley City, ND

Juleen Clarice Cink was born October 18, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Clarice Cink of Valley City, ND. She was named after her loving mother, Clarice, and was especially the apple of her daddy's eye. Her mom kept a sweet photograph of him lovingly hanging his first-born's clean diapers out to dry in the hot Texas sun. Here Juleen spent her first months of life where her father taught flying lessons to Army Air Corps cadets during WW II.Jeanie, as her family all knew her, grew up in Valley City and graduated from Valley City High School in 1962. A highlight of her senior year was touring Europe with the International Peace Garden Band. She was also a clarinet soloist in the high school band, performing classical and band pieces on various occasions.After high school, Jeanie attended Cottey College in Missouri, and then received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. To further her education, she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. This was put to good use in her chosen career as a school social worker in the Lansing, Michigan area where she lived many happy years before moving back to Valley City in 2021.During her years in Michigan Jeanie joined the Big Sisters program and spent the next 20+ years mentoring a sweet 6-year-old girl named Lisa, who grew up to be a very grateful close friend and happy well-adjusted adult.Many of Jeanie's happiest years were spent traveling to the East Coast, especially Maine, enjoying her hobby as bird watcher with her lifelong friends, Connie, Linda, Nancy, Jane, Sandy, and Debbie. They all met while working as camp counselors in the mountains of New York State, mentoring underprivileged children. Jeanie always talked about those summers as being rewarding, educational and just plain fun.Jeanie also traveled to California for many holidays and vacations to spend time with her mother, sister Bonnie and brother Ron. Peterson aunts, uncles and cousins in California also made for memorable family times. Trips to North Dakota reminded her of many wonderful memories of childhood days spent on the farm with her dear Miller cousins, aunt and uncle.Jeanie's retirement from social work was celebrated at her beautiful home in Lansing. Her mom, sister and three Miller cousins, Marleen, Diane, and Sharon from Valley City all traveled there to join in the festivities and rekindle family memories.Some of Jeanie's proudest moments were spent on the golf course where she earned several trophies, both in high school and later. A special experience for Jeanie was to meet her second cousin, Stewart Cink, who is a professional golfer in the PGA.In 2021 Jeanie decided to move back to her hometown of Valley City, joining her sister, Bonnie who lived right across the street from her new apartment near the beautiful Sheyenne River. Jeanie and Bonnie spent fun holidays with their close cousins in Valley City, which proved to them both that moving back to their hometown was indeed the right decision.After spending several months at Bridgeview Assisted Living in Valley City, Jeanie passed away at SMP Health St. Raphael nursing home on February 5, 2024.Those who knew her well will remember Jeanie as being a loving daughter, generous sister, devoted friend, and caring cousin and niece. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Cink, her mother, Clarice Cink and her brother, Ron Cink. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Cink Ness of Valley City and numerous Cink and Miller cousins.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lerud Mathias Funeral Home in Valley City. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 2:00 pm, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 680-8th Ave. S.W. in Valley City. Donations may be made to the Barnes County Historical Museum in Valley City in Jeanie's memory. An online guestbook is available at www.lerudmathias.comTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Juleen "Jeanie" Cink, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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John "J.O." Owen Lutjens

Mar 24, 1954 - Dec 22, 2023

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Valley City, ND

John “J.O.” Lutjens, age 69, of Valley City, ND, died Friday, December 22nd at SMP Health-St. Raphael in Valley City. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30th at 2:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Faith Lutheran. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday evening at the church. Inurnment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery near Valley City in the spring. An online guestbook and livestream of his service will be available at www.lerudmathias.com.JO was born March 24th, 1954, in Valley City, North Dakota, the son of John (Jack) and Helen (Linerud) Lutjens. JO grew up in Valley City and attended school there. In June 1969, JO was badly injured in a car accident. The accident damaged his knee and somewhat hindered his ability to work and get around but never held back his humor and personality. JO stayed in Valley City after school, starting work at the Paddock Lounge and Farm Labor Club. He continued bartending at Boomers for Mark Boom for many years. JO would also help Kurt Wittenberg (Ernie) with farming, Bob McAllister with construction, his family with dog sitting, and other friends with various jobs. Throughout his life, JO was an avid hunter, fisherman, sports enthusiast, golfer, and especially liked going on motorcycle rides with his friends. He loved to go shopping at thrift stores and garage sales finding unique items, not just for himself, but always for family and friends. JO never turned down an opportunity for food. Many times he would even meet his sister Diana between Sibley and Valley City to pick up something that she made. JO loved to socialize whether it was rolling dice, playing horse, or watching sports. He really enjoyed having his friends and always having company at his place. JO is survived by his sister Diana Wieland, Sibley, ND; Rodney Lutjens, West Fargo, ND; sister in laws Lorraine Lutjens, Mandan, ND and Sheri Lutjens, VC, ND; nieces Lori Quick (Tony Jochim), Tonya (Mark) Schlotman, Eryn and Erika Lutjens; nephews Travis Lutjens, Matt (Megan) Lutjens; and also many great nieces, nephews, and very special friends and relatives. JO is preceded in death by his parents; his infant sister Jacqueline; his brother’s Dale and Keith Lutjens; nephew Tommy Wieland Jr.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of John "J.O." Owen Lutjens, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Lawrence "Larry" Paul Langemo

Apr 01, 1950 - Dec 25, 2023

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Valley City, ND

Lawrence “Larry” Langemo, age 73, of Valley City, ND, after battling with Silicosis (Progressive Lung Disease) for years, was called home to rest with our Savior on Christmas Day. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the Lerud Mathias Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2ndfrom 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan, ND. An online guestbook and livestream of the funeral service will be available at www.lerudmathias.comLarry Paul Langemo was born on April 1st, 1950, to Paul T. Langemo and Norma (Borgen) Langemo. He grew up on a farm near Fingal, ND. Being the eldest of five, he learned what family, hard work, and sacrifice were all about. After graduation, he entered the Navy and was stationed in Germany during the conflict of Vietnam. His knowledge and aptitude with communication devices lead him to serving in the US. Naval Security Group. Prior to his tour ending, he received a Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Award, and The National Defense Service Medal. Larry returned home in 1976 and although he was soft spoken, his knowledge and words of wisdom were always welcome. He served on the police force for 2 years in Wahpeton, where he met and married his best friend and love, Pearl Violet Bustch. They made a home in Dilworth, MN. and Larry continued to attend NDSSS and graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Insurance and Real Estate studies. While living in Dilworth, he attended Moorhead State to pursue his 2nd love, music. He became proficient in guitar, drums, tenor saxophone and dabbled with piano. His wish was to someday educate and share his love with others. But his life took him down a different path. He was skilled in many trades, including glass cutting, construction and sandblasting. In 1987, he moved his family to Valley City, where he owned and operated Larry’s Glass Shop for a number of years. At the same time, he and Pearl managed the American Legion, bartended at the Eagles and worked with Sam Hill Paint and Glass Shop. He later was employed with Dakota Machine Incorporated (DMI) while both his son Paul W. and dad Paul T. worked there also. After 10 years with the company he became unable to maintain a 40 hour work week due to illness. After years of hard work, he retired and was considered disabled, but that never hindered him from caring, playing and helping raise his grandchildren. They brought joy and happiness to both of them and were the light of their lives. Pearl passed in January of 2020 and will be laid to rest with Larry in the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan.Larry is survived by his dad, Paul T. Jamestown; his children, Barrett, Bismarck, Paul W. (Amy Elstrom) Valley City and daughter Jess (Nick) Streich, Valley City; his grandchildren David, Kieler, Alison, Riley, Marley, and Kade,Ethan, Aubrey and Ella, Darrick, Allyson and Eli; siblings, Barbara (Andy) McCants, Gene Langemo and Annette (Myron) Buechler; and many nieces and nephews.He is proceeded in death by his mom, Norma, his brother Danny, son Brian and wife Pearl. Although there was no cure to be found, he never let that define his strength and character. His sense of humor and wit were apparent to the end. His heart was strong and full of love for his family. His capacity for learning was present throughout the many adaptations that were necessary to this day and age. He will be greatly missed.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Paul Langemo, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Leonard E. Geiger

Jul 09, 1933 - Dec 15, 2023

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Valley City, ND

The funeral Mass for Leonard E. Geiger, 90, Valley City, ND, will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Valley City with Fr. Paul Duchschere officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. He died December 15, 2023, at SMP Health-St. Raphael under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 PM at St. Catherine’s with a prayer service beginning at 6:30. The services will be live streamed, then archived, on a link provided along with his obituary on his tribute page at www.lerudmathias.com. An online guestbook is available there as well.Leonard Edward Geiger was born July 9, 1933, to Joseph and Alvina (Zimprich) Geiger in Jessie, ND. He attended one room rural schools in Griggs County and Cooperstown, ND High School. He worked at the Chevrolet Garage in Cooperstown, as well as on the family farm and for other farmers in the area.He was drafted into the US Army in May 1953. He married his childhood sweetheart, and the love of his life, Evelyn Hagen on June 2, 1954, at Cooperstown. Following his honorable discharge in May 1955, the couple made their home in Valley City where they continued to reside.Leonard had been employed at various businesses in Valley City and was a long-time employee of NW Bell Telephone Co. and later the Barnes County Courthouse. He retired in July 1995.He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, a life member of the Amvets, a member of the American Legion and former member of the Barnes County Wildlife Club and Sheyenne Snowdrifters. He had also been a member of the Valley City Fire Department. For over 50 years, he was a member of a dance band, the last years being with The Country Lads. Leonard did volunteer work at the Nearly Nu Store and with the Barnes County Senior Citizens. His hobbies included music, fishing, camping, woodworking, dancing and playing cards.Leonard was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed being with family and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.Leonard is survived by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn; son, Kevin; daughter, Kathy (Rod) Nelson; grandsons, Ryan, Lance, and Jarod Nelson and Jason Leadbetter. He also leaves a stepsister, Arlene (Frank) Heinze; a sister-in-law, Dianne (Clifford) Eggermont and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Dwayne Leadbetter; brothers, Leo and Lawrence; sister, Mary Jane Fode; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Helen; two nieces and two nephews.The Lerud Mathis Funeral Home is assisting the Geiger family with arrangements.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Leonard Geiger, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Norma Elaine Hoiland

Oct 01, 1930 - Dec 10, 2023

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Valley City, ND

Norma Hoiland, age 93, of Valley City, ND, died Sunday, December 10th at SMP Health-St. Raphael in Valley City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 19th at the chapel at SMP Health-St. Raphael. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the chapel. Inurnment will be in Woodbine Cemetery in the spring. An online guestbook will be available at www.lerudmathias.com.Norma Elaine Hicks, the third daughter of Erl and Rosalia (Smith) Hicks, was born October 1, 1930 near Page, ND. She attended Minnie Lake School through the eighth grade, then attended Pillsbury High School, graduating as Valedictorian. Following graduation, she went to work at F.W. Woolworth in Valley City where she worked her way up from a clerk to bookkeeper. During her time at Woolworth’s, she met her future husband, Harold Hoiland. They were married March 11, 1954 in Devils Lake, ND. They moved to Wahpeton so Harold could attend the Wahpeton School of Science for two years. They returned to Valley City where Norma again worked for F.W. Woolworth as a bookkeeper. Harold passed away June 7, 1980 and is buried in Woodbine Cemetery. Norma loved to travel and did so with her sister Ardith and brother-in-law Russell Brudevold. She traveled with her younger sister Bonnie Swanson to England, Scotland and Wales. While in England, they visited their maternal grandparents farm and toured the countryside. For years Norma helped with the North Dakota State Science Olympiad at North Dakota State University doing what ever she could but primarily as a calligrapher. Norma was a very good artist working with oil paints, charcoal and metal scratch art. In later years, she sold her house and moved to an apartment in the Elks Building, later the Rudolph and finally to the Sheyenne Care Center. Norma is survived by several nieces and nephews: Patricia (Pat) Martineau, Joan Ohlgren, Roger Ohlgren and Richard “Rick” (Vanita) Ohlgren.Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; sisters, Ardith Brudevold, Geraldine “Jeri” Johnson and Bonnie Swanson; brothers-in-law, Jerry Johnson, Russell Brudevold and Richard “Dick” Swanson; two nephews, Clay Hicks and Ronald “Ron” Ohlgren.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Norma Elaine Hoiland, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Clarence Heck

Jan 26, 1937 - Dec 21, 2023

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Valley City, ND

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Father, Clarence Heck, age 86 of Valley City. Clarence died on Thursday, December 21st at his residence in Valley City after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of Clarence’s life will be held later in May, 2024 To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Paul T. Vangerud

Feb 03, 1933 - Dec 01, 2023

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Valley City, ND

Paul T. Vangerud was born to Carl and Ella (Simmons) Vangerud on February 3, 1933, in Fargo, ND. He lived on the Vangerud farm west of Kindred, ND with his parents; sister, Dorothy; and brother, Richard. His father died in 1934. The family moved to Kindred in 1938.Paul attended school in Kindred and Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine from the University of North Dakota Medical School in 1957 and his MD degree from the University of Kansas in 1959. From 1959-1961, Paul served a one-year internship and one-year medical residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fargo, ND.On September 17, 1960, Paul was united in marriage with Doreen Junkin at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fargo. Doreen was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing and worked at the Fargo Clinic while Paul completed his medical residency.In 1961, Paul began his medical practice in Wheaton, MN. In 1962, he entered into a partnership with Allen Magnuson, MD. While in Wheaton, Paul served as Traverse County Coroner and Health Officer. He was a member of the Wheaton Junior Chamber of Commerce. Paul served as president of Hope Lutheran Church council and in 1966, he became president of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church council. This was a merger of Hope Lutheran Church of the ALC Synod and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church of the LCA Synod. This was the first merger of churches of the two synods in Minnesota. A few years later, in Valley City, ND, he was involved in the merger of First Lutheran Church ALC and Nebo Lutheran Church LCA, forming Faith Lutheran Church. He served as vice-chairman of the first Faith church council.Paul joined the Valley City Clinic on January 2, 1968. He served as chairman of the Valley City Clinic medical staff, held several offices of the Mercy Hospital medical staff, various offices in the Sheyenne Valley Medical Association and the North Dakota Medical Association. He retired from the Valley City Clinic in 1997.Paul was active in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. He became a Life Scout in Kindred. While in Wheaton, he served as camp physician for two summers at Camp Wilderness Scout Camp located near Park Rapids, MN. In Valley City, he was involved in the Cub Scout program and later the Boy Scouts program. In 1979, Paul received the Silver Beaver award from the Northern Lights Council.Paul enjoyed history. After his retirement, he did volunteer work at the Barnes County Museum. In 2007-08, he served on the committee that produced the Valley City 125th Anniversary Book. He also enjoyed genealogy and family history research.Paul passed away at his home on December 1, 2023, while being cared for by his family under the supervision of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Ralph, his brother, Richard Vangerud, and his sister, Dorothy Vangerud Casey.Dr. Vangerud is survived by his wife, Doreen; three sons, Karl (Bonnie), Eric (Deb), and Bruce (Karen); three daughters, Sarah (Peter) Von Hagen, Heather Vangerud (Jon Greenberg), and Mary (Robert) Vangerud Leraas; grandchildren, Matthew (Megan) Vangerud, Haley (Brandon) Fisher, Claire (Conrad) Kranz, Matthew McEwen, Ashley Vangerud, Tara (Thomas) Tabatt, Austin Von Hagen, Grace Von Hagen, Anna Bushy, and Emily Bushy; and great grandchildren, Clark Vangerud, Vera and Mila Fisher, Charlotte, Lorraine and Clayton Kranz, and Emma Tabatt. His happiest times were spent with his family.A special thank you to Paul’s daughter, Sarah and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their wonderful care.The funeral service for Dr. Paul Vangerud will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valley City. Visitation will be the hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest in Wildwood Cemetery in Wheaton, MN. The Lerud Mathias Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The service will be live streamed, then archived, on a link provided along with his obituary on his tribute page at www.lerudmathias.com. An online guestbook is available there as well.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Paul Vangerud, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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