Burton K. Svenkerud, 82, West Fargo, died Monday, October 23, 2006 at St. Catherine?s Living Center in Wahpeton, ND.
Burton was born March 15, 1924 to Knut and Barbara (Broto) Svenkerud in Kindred, ND. He attended rural country schools in the Kindred area, graduating in 1941 from Kindred High School. He worked for various farmers in the Kindred area and helped with the beet harvest in Minnesota. He worked for a couple of winters at the General Trading Store in Fargo, ND. He married Ruth Amundson, January 16, 1976 in Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burton moved into the Evergreens, Fargo in March 2006 and moved to St. Catherine?s Living Center of Wahpeton, ND in October 2006.
Burton loved to play the harmonica and he collected Studebaker cars.
Burton is survived by his wife, Ruth; two brothers, Emil Svenkerud, Texas, Melroy (Jeannie) Svenkerud, Illinois; sister-in-law, Barbara Svenkerud, Golden Valley, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Juel.
The funeral for Burton will be Friday, October 27, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the Walcott Lutheran Church, Walcott.The prayer service is Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7pm at Fredrikson Funeral Chapel and in the church 1 hour before the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be at the Walcott Cemetery, Walcott, ND.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND
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