Order Flowers

Benjamin Asher

January 25, 1986 - December 11, 2014

Gathering:

12-1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Service:  1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Homeward Animal Shelter, 1201 28th Ave N. Fargo, ND 58102.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo,

Benjamin Asher

January 25, 1986 - December 11, 2014

Obituary

Benjamin Gordon Asher, 28, Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home.  He was born on January 25, 1986 in Fargo to Jerry and Bonnie (Walks) Asher.  Ben spent his childhood in Fargo and he earned black belt in Tae Kwon Do while attending Fargo South High School, graduating in 2004.  

Following graduation, he attended NDSU where he had earned a scholarship.  Ben worked at various places in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

In 2012, Ben enrolled in MSUM where he was studying Japanese and aspired to study abroad.  While attending school, he also volunteered at the Homeward Animal Shelter.Ben was highly intelligent and excelled in school.  He was very talented with his words and an excellent writer.   He is survived by his parents, Bonnie and Jerry, Fargo; brothers, Josh, Dallas, TX; and Steve, Fargo; grandfather, Ray Walks, Fargo; and many dear friends and family. 

Guestbook

Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

43 responses to “Benjamin Asher”

  1. Rhonda Ficek says:

    Moorhead MN
    Benjamin was a student in my Computer Science class this fall. He was such an intelligent young man. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

    I was unable to attend the visitation, but wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to his family for their loss.

    Prof. Rhonda Ficek
    Faculty, Computer Science
    MSU Moorhead

  2. Brian & Danielle Power says:

    Fargo ND
    We have been very dear friends to Steve Asher for many years. He has shared many memories he and Ben had. Even though we never met Ben, we feel glad to have known him through Steve’s tails. Our deepest sympathies are with Bonnie, Jerry and family.

  3. Michael Walks says:

    Lakewood COMarci and I send our love, we wish we could be there with you. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dan & Margie Peterson says:

    Osakis Minnesota
    Bonnie & Jerry: It is hard to know the words to say at a time like this. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving and also in the weeks and months ahead.

    Dan & Margie Peterson

  5. Jeff Hannig says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    I am the oldest student in Ben’s Japanese class, back in school after 39 years. Ben was without question the smartest and most motivated student in the class, and could be looked to as an authority. When I asked him how he could rattle off Japanese the way he did, he said, “Many hours of practice”. I was shocked to hear of his death. We will be poorer by his passing. I extend my sympathy to Ben’s family and friends.

    ベンさん、さよなら。(Ben-san, sayonara).

  6. Merrie Sue Holtan says:

    Perham Minnesota
    Blessings on your life and journey Ben. I’ll remember always your persuasive speech and how it was elaborately crafted with such beautiful structure and language. You spoke with conviction and passion about your animal adoption cause. I will certainly send a memorial in your name. Your family and friends love and miss you. Always in the front row of my class and not missing a beat. I’ve included a song for your family.

    http://youtu.be/VFEuOR4OCzk

    I will miss you. Merrie Sue Holtan, your speech teacher, MSUM

  7. Joan Thompson says:

    Bismarck ND
    I’m so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Jeff & Cory Nielsen says:

    Crookston MN
    Letting You know that we are thinking about you

  9. Sandy Venckus (Brunsvold) says:

    Fargo ND
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of all of you daily and hope that you find peace in this painful time.

  10. Cindy Dahl says:

    I am there for you all if you ever want to talk. And believe me, it’s good to pour it out!

  11. Diane says:

    St. Paul MN
    I had the pleasure of meeting Ben this past summer. Ben was a very nice, fun, smart, and polite. He will be greatly missed by his friends. Ben’s family and friends are in my prayers.

  12. JoAnn Jameson says:

    Kindred ND
    Bonnie and Family,
    So, so sorry and sad to hear of the loss of your son. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayer, that God’s love and promises for us will bring you comfort and strength now and in the days ahead.

  13. Bob Taylor says:

    Colleen and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Bonnie ,Jerry, and the rest of the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow and pain. Bob and Colleen (Warner) Taylor.

  14. Linette Kangas says:

    Bonnie and Jerry
    I was shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. My prayers with your family. I pray that you will feel God’s presence as you grieve the loss of Ben. Please know that your Kindred family is with you in thought and prayer.
    God Bless,
    Linette Kangas

  15. Shirley and Steve says:

    Grieving comes in the blink of the eye and takes it own sweet time going. take all th time you need to git ride of it.
    Our Prayers and thought will be with you as they always have been.

  16. Jean Hertsgaard says:

    kindred ND
    My prayers go out to Bonnie and family during this difficult time. Sending my love your way… Jean Hertsgaard Kindred Public Schools

  17. joan halland says:

    Kindred ND
    Oh Bonnie –just heard about the death of your son today, Saturday… please please know that I have been thinking about you and your family. No words my friend. None at all. I know everything that you are thinking and everything that is going through your minds. So sorry. Words are insufficient…

  18. Tara & Ashley Reese says:

    Kindred ND
    God bless you and I wish there was something we could say to help you over your grief. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    God Bless
    Tara & Ashley

  19. Lynne McManus says:

    Enderlin ND
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to my dear friend, Bonnie and Jerry and the rest of the family. Peace to all.

  20. Rebecca & Mark Anderson says:

    Brighton COJerry & Bonnie Asher Family May your heart know that others share so deeply in your sorrow that are arms must certainly reach you from our home in Colorado to your home in South Fargo. (In our old neighborhood, to our old friends). I trust that the Lord will comfort you all during this time of loss and grieving, this unmistakably painful part of our living, but know Asher family, from our experience in losing our own son, know, that he is still with you in spirit and will always hold your hearts and soul close to his. Watch and listen as he will be present for you Bonnie and for you Jerry. And for his brothers too. May God Bless you, hold and comfort you all just like we here in Colorado would do for you if we were there close to you now. Sent with much love and sadness,
    Mark & Rebecca Anderson
    (aka: Beth Fischer’s daughter)

  21. Stacy Esposito (Michaelson) says:

    Minneapolis MnMy heart is breaking to hear of the loss of dear Ben. May you find comfort and grace in the presence of those who love you and in the coming days’ as you try and understand this devastating loss. Thinking of you with love —–Stacy, Joey, and girls’.❤️

  22. Rhonda Ficek says:

    Moorhead MNBenjamin was a student in my Computer Science class this fall. He was such an intelligent young man. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

    I was unable to attend the visitation, but wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to his family for their loss.

    Prof. Rhonda Ficek
    Faculty, Computer Science
    MSU Moorhead;

  23. Brian & Danielle Power says:

    Fargo ND

    We have been very dear friends to Steve Asher for many years. He has shared many memories he and Ben had. Even though we never met Ben, we feel glad to have known him through Steve’s tails. Our deepest sympathies are with Bonnie, Jerry and family. ;

  24. Michael Walks says:

    Lakewood COMarci and I send our love, we wish we could be there with you. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.;

  25. Dan & Margie Peterson says:

    Osakis MinnesotaBonnie & Jerry: It is hard to know the words to say at a time like this. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving and also in the weeks and months ahead.

    Dan & Margie Peterson;

  26. Jeff Hannig says:

    Fargo North DakotaI am the oldest student in Ben’s Japanese class, back in school after 39 years. Ben was without question the smartest and most motivated student in the class, and could be looked to as an authority. When I asked him how he could rattle off Japanese the way he did, he said, \”Many hours of practice\”. I was shocked to hear of his death. We will be poorer by his passing. I extend my sympathy to Ben’s family and friends.

    уГЩуГ│уБХуВУуАБуБХуВИуБкуВЙуАВ(Ben-san, sayonara).
    ;

  27. Merrie Sue Holtan says:

    Perham MinnesotaBlessings on your life and journey Ben. I’ll remember always your persuasive speech and how it was elaborately crafted with such beautiful structure and language. You spoke with conviction and passion about your animal adoption cause. I will certainly send a memorial in your name. Your family and friends love and miss you. Always in the front row of my class and not missing a beat. I’ve included a song for your family.

    http://youtu.be/VFEuOR4OCzk

    I will miss you. Merrie Sue Holtan, your speech teacher, MSUM;

  28. Joan Thompson says:

    Bismarck ND

    I’m so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers;

  29. Jeff & Cory Nielsen says:

    Crookston MNLetting You know that we are thinking about you;

  30. Sandy Venckus (Brunsvold) says:

    Fargo ND

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of all of you daily and hope that you find peace in this painful time. ;

  31. Cindy Dahl says:

    I am there for you all if you ever want to talk. And believe me, it’s good to pour it out!;

  32. Diane says:

    St. Paul MNI had the pleasure of meeting Ben this past summer. Ben was a very nice, fun, smart, and polite. He will be greatly missed by his friends. Ben’s family and friends are in my prayers. ;

  33. JoAnn Jameson says:

    Kindred ND

    Bonnie and Family,
    So, so sorry and sad to hear of the loss of your son. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayer, that God’s love and promises for us will bring you comfort and strength now and in the days ahead. ;

  34. Bob Taylor says:

    Colleen and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Bonnie ,Jerry, and the rest of the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow and pain. Bob and Colleen (Warner) Taylor.;

  35. Linette Kangas says:

    Bonnie and Jerry
    I was shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. My prayers with your family. I pray that you will feel God’s presence as you grieve the loss of Ben. Please know that your Kindred family is with you in thought and prayer.
    God Bless,
    Linette Kangas;

  36. Shirley and Steve says:

    Grieving comes in the blink of the eye and takes it own sweet time going. take all th time you need to git ride of it.
    Our Prayers and thought will be with you as they always have been.;

  37. Jean Hertsgaard says:

    kindred ND

    My prayers go out to Bonnie and family during this difficult time. Sending my love your way… Jean Hertsgaard Kindred Public Schools;

  38. joan halland says:

    Kindred ND

    Oh Bonnie –just heard about the death of your son today, Saturday… please please know that I have been thinking about you and your family. No words my friend. None at all. I know everything that you are thinking and everything that is going through your minds. So sorry. Words are insufficient… ;

  39. Tara & Ashley Reese says:

    Kindred ND

    God bless you and I wish there was something we could say to help you over your grief. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    God Bless
    Tara & Ashley;

  40. Lynne McManus says:

    Enderlin ND

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to my dear friend, Bonnie and Jerry and the rest of the family. Peace to all.
    ;

  41. Rebecca & Mark Anderson says:

    Brighton COJerry & Bonnie Asher Family May your heart know that others share so deeply in your sorrow that are arms must certainly reach you from our home in Colorado to your home in South Fargo. (In our old neighborhood, to our old friends). I trust that the Lord will comfort you all during this time of loss and grieving, this unmistakably painful part of our living, but know Asher family, from our experience in losing our own son, know, that he is still with you in spirit and will always hold your hearts and soul close to his. Watch and listen as he will be present for you Bonnie and for you Jerry. And for his brothers too. May God Bless you, hold and comfort you all just like we here in Colorado would do for you if we were there close to you now. Sent with much love and sadness,
    Mark & Rebecca Anderson
    (aka: Beth Fischer’s daughter);

  42. Stacy Esposito (Michaelson) says:

    Minneapolis MnMy heart is breaking to hear of the loss of dear Ben. May you find comfort and grace in the presence of those who love you and in the coming days’ as you try and understand this devastating loss. Thinking of you with love —–Stacy, Joey, and girls’.тЭдя╕П;

  43. Brad Fossen says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I last saw Ben when he was 3 years old. I often played with his brother Steven in the late 80’s. I lived at the end of the block in a red house at the time.

    Brad Fossen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *