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Adrian Richard

September 29, 1917 - January 12, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Friday, January 14 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 15 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Horace.

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7:00 P.M. Friday, January 14 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 15 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Horace.


St. Benedict's Catholic Church Cemetery, Horace.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Adrian Richard

September 29, 1917 - January 12, 2011


Adrian Richard, 93, Fargo passed away Wednesday, January 12 in his daughter’s home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Adrian was born to Alfred and Elmire Richard on the family farm near Hickson, North Dakota on September 29, 1917. He grew up there and attended school at St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Benedict’s Church until transferring to the Crosier Seminary at Onamia, Minnesota where he studied from 1933 to 1935.  Adrian returned to farm with his family in 1935 and took over the farm in 1943. Adrian had a dairy herd until 1969. He farmed until his retirement in 1980 where he then made his home in Chrisan Estates, rural Fargo until 1990. In 1990 they moved to Riverview Place where he enjoyed 20 years of retirement living.

Adrian was a member of numerous Farm Organizations and the Pleasant Township Board.

Adrian Richard married Hazel Fugere at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church on January 6, 1943.

He is survived by his children, Cecile (Larry) Heiser, Breckenridge, Minnesota, Catherine (Myron) Tande, Fargo, North Dakota, Patrick (Laurel) Richard, Lakeside, California, Jim (Janet) Richard, Rancho Cordova, Ca., Bill (Bev) Richard, Sebeka, MN, Larry (Susan)  Richard, Horace, North Dakota, Michelle (Brad) Lenertz, Winona, MN, 18 Grandchildren, Sharon (Richard) Fossen, Robert (Becky) Heiser, Laura (James) Bent, Brian (Desiree) Tande, Emilee (Bradley) Johnson, Christopher Richard, Cory Richard, Alicia (Jeremy) Peaslee, Michel (Li) Richard, Jacquelyn (Jimmy) Dulka, Alexander (Mary) Richard, Rebecca (Joshua) Scraper, Elisabeth Richard, Jeremy (Kathy) Hase, Philip (Leisa) Hase, Eric (Tiffani) Hase, Melissa Hase, Anthony Lenertz, and 23 Great-Grandchildren, Kyle Heiser, Peyton and Hunter Waldera, Matthew and Hannah Fossen, Michelle, Christine and Leah Bent, Lucas, Joel, Gabriel, and Adrianna Tande, Riley and Carter Johnson, Henry and Noelle Richard, Ethan Richard, Gabriella and Julianna Scraper, Grace Dulka, Madison and Kaden Hase, and Grant Hase.

Adrian was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, parents, 2 daughters, Madeleine Hase, Laura, 1 son, Thomas, and 8 siblings, Leon, Tony, Jeanette, Roland, Fr. Daniel, Catherine, Loretta, Nicholas, and 1 grandchild.


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  1. Dan & Tricia says:

    Devils Lake ND
    Dear Larry and Susan and the entire Richard Family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Your dad must have been an incredible man to have raised such a beautiful and faithful family. Love, Dan, Tricia, Mary & Mack Traynor

  2. Gerry & Anne Ouellette says:

    Saskatoon SaskatchewanAdrian was a good, kind and loving person. We were happy to be his Canadian cousin.

    May he now rest in peace with his wife Hazel.

  3. Dale & Debi DuBord says:

    Richardson TexasRichard Family picnic gatherings at the farm are my earliest recollections of Adrian. I can always see him with a twinkle in his eye. Full of love and life. When he moved to Riverview he was a good companion,freind and neighbor to his old school mate my mother, Bea Richard DuBord. You don’t need me to confirm that he was one that made everyone he met smile and see the good side of life. May your fond memories fill your idel thoughts and bring that twickle to your eys.

  4. Charles & Fay Richard says:

    Lafayette La.Your Richard Family and Cousins of Louisiana would like to express our Sympathy in the Passing of your beloved Father, Uncle, Cousin Mr. Adrian.We have enjoyed spending time with him on several ocassions and he was a Always a very Pleasant and Delightful Person to be with.

    May Gos Bless him and let him Rest in Eternal Peace and Happeniss.

    Charles, Fay, Victoria, Jennifer and all your Cajun Richard Cousins in Louisiana


  5. Laura and James Bent says:

    Minot ND
    I will miss you so much grandpa. I will cherish the time we spent together. Take care of grandma and Madeline. You lived a wonderful life. I love you grandpa.

  6. Sharon (DuBord ) Haakenson says:

    Albuq NMI like to express my Deepest Sympathy
    to your family on the lost of your father.
    My prayers and thoughts go out to you during these difficult days.

  7. mary kay Dubord Mahoney says:

    Mansfield TXSo sorry for your loss Adrain was a wonderful man,a true Gentleman.
    I have known him through my growing up years, but really got to know him when he lived at Riverview.He was just a few doors down from my mom,Bea Dubord. We enjoyed many visits and got to sample his home made bread yummy! He was a great friend to my mom and I know he will be missed by all who loved him. All of you will be in my prayers
    Tod and Mary Mahoney

  8. Chuck Richard says:

    West Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all….he was a wonderful man and Uncle!
    Love, Kristen and Chuck, Patrick, Dusty and Michael Richard

  9. Carrie Elizondo-Hudak (Rosie's daughter) says:

    Maple Grove MN
    Richard Family ~ So sorry for your loss.

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Uncle Adrian during the few years Grandma and Grandpa Richard (Yvette and Nick) lived at River Place with him. He always had a smile and was so friendly. Grandpa and Adrian seemed to light up when they saw eachother.

    Thought I’d share a time that I will never forget…End of summer 2005, my sister and I took Grandpa and Adrian on an afternoon “cruise” of the Red River (I guess it was the Fargo version of a “dinner cruise”). It was a beautiful day and it ended up being so much more than I thought it would be. It was so fun listening to Grandpa and Adrian reminisce about the old days, talking about farms, snow, floods, etc. They were like two little boys…giggling and nudging eachother throughout, not afraid to correct the tour guide (or eachother) as we went along. At the conclusion, I took a pix of the two of them together. Grandpa with his arm around his big brother…just like if they were little and little brother looking up to his big brother! I guess somethings never change…no matter how old! So glad they’re together again!

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