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Charles Mjoen

May 20, 1934 - April 25, 2015

Memorial Service - Saturday

May 02, 2015 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Charles Mjoen

May 20, 1934 - April 25, 2015


Charles L. Mjoen, 80, of Fargo, North Dakota died April 25, 2015 surrounded by his family while under the care of a compassionate staff at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

Chuck was born May 20, 1934 near Fessenden, North Dakota to Leonard and Viola Mjoen. He attended country grade school and high school in Fessenden. He was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army from 1954-1956.

Chuck married Mavis Holte February 14, 1958 at Fargo’s Peace Lutheran Church. They made their home in north Fargo.

Chuck owned and operated Northport Mobil Service from 1962-1985. After selling his own business, he continued working as a service station attendant at Gateway Mobil and Ted’s Tesoro until retiring at age 79.

Chuck loved a good joke, the horse park, watching hockey, and time spent with family and friends. He loved visiting and took a sincere interest in everyone he met. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, AmVets, and Elks.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Mavis, children Cindy (Ron) Lichtsinn, Greg (Chris) Mjoen, and Lori Borgen, grandchildren, Kyle (Jessica), Kallen, Kenzie, and Jordan Mjoen, Nate (Ellen), Mackenzie (Chris Neamonitis), Jae, and Will Borgen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard, and sisters Darlene Kittelson and Margie Iverson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, May 2 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. In addition, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Elks Lodge on May 9.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Moorhead Youth Hockey Association in Chuck’s honor would be appreciated.


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27 responses to “Charles Mjoen”

  1. Mike Gunderson says:

    What a great guy he was, he will be deeply missed by all. My sympathy to Mavis and family.

  2. Kelley Hamblet Switzer says:

    Heaven received a true Angel this week. I will always cherish the memories I have of Chuck. He was so patient and kind to us even when we were crazy teenagers hanging out in his basement or at the Mobile station. He always made us laugh with his dry humor and quick wit. Much Love to Mavis, Lori, Greg, Cindy and the grandchildren…You were blessed to have such a great Husband, Father and Grandfather

  3. Buddy-n- Elizabeth says:

    What A Wonderful Man He Was So Giving I’m So Proud To Have Called Him Are Friend Are prayers Are With Mavis And The Family He Will Be Dearly Missed

  4. Carey Fry says:

    Remembering Chuck, such a wonderful man, and wishing all of you comfort. -Carey

  5. Shayne Larson says:

    Chuck was such a kind and funny guy. I looked forward to him and Mavis coming in when I was working at the Elks. They both always brightened my day. He will be missed and I pray for comfort for your family during this time.

  6. Lorri Klyne says:

    I feel very fortunate to call Chuck family! Although we only met a few times I will cherish those memories. Mavis and family much love from Canada! God bless you!

  7. Scott Bradsteen says:

    He was a great guy glad I got a chance to know him and enjoy a hi ho burger with him when working on Lori’s house

  8. Tracy Leopold says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mavis and the rest of the family. Chuck was a great guy who was always so friendly and always willing to help out. It is an honor to call him a friend and a fellow lodge officer!

  9. peg markey says:

    luved Chuck he was a jokester & luved how he luved his family—so sorry for you loss–Mavis my thought are with you—keep his memory alive

  10. Kim Nielsen says:

    We can all learn from the way Chuch lived his life: laugh often, live simply, cherish time with family and appreciate life and what you have to the fullest. Chuck leaves this legacy and wonderful memories for the rest of us to have. He was an incredible man. My love and prayers go out to all of you.

  11. Steve, Peggy, and Caleb Gulbranson says:

    Heaven just got a little brighter and happier the moment our Uncle Chuck strolled through it’s pearly gates.Affectionately called “Mr. Laid Back America” Chuck was the “UNCLE” every niece or nephew would dream for. He was always supportive and wonderfully encouraging in any endeavor or shenanigan we could come up with. (Sometimes he may have have actually been the instigator of many humorous pranks and fun-filled events that now lie embedded in our childhood memories). Chuck was a hard working father,husband,grandfather,uncle and friend who could always find time to be there when you needed him.
    His patience new no bounds and his love of family, friends and life made him a man everyone would dearly miss once he was gone. We loved you and miss you Chuck! Rest in Peace you have earned it!

  12. marquita says:

    So sorry for your loss. During this difficult time may you and your family find comfort in knowing that in the future you will see your loved ones again (John 5:28,29)

  13. carol haskin says:

    Will miss Chucks big smile! Has been a friend of our family for years!!! Carol

  14. Kim says:

    My thoughts & prayers to Mavis & family! Great gentleman with a big heart!!! He will be missed greatly!!!

  15. Jonell Rittmiller says:

    So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He truly knew how to make people laugh and will remember him for his smile. Have fond memories of our youth spent in the Mjoen home and on the lake. Sending prayer and hugs to Mavis, Cindy, Greg , Lori and families.

  16. Matt Farris says:

    You will be deeply missed my friend even if you called me Mike instead of Matt. We both got a good laugh out of it every time we saw each other. My thoughts and prayers are with Mavis and the rest of the family.

  17. Marc & Brenda Rogelstad says:

    Sorry for you loss. Its been many years but remember your Dad and his family. May they enjoy their Heavenly Reunion.

  18. Gordon and Darlene Severtson says:

    We are so sorry. Can’t believe he is gone. He was such an icon in the lives of so many. Prayers to your Family.

  19. Sharron (Sam-Mikula) Carmell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. It was a pleasure to have known him. I have nothing but fond memories of him. God bless….Sam

  20. Bill & Sara DuBay says:

    Chuck was was a great friend when we lived in Fargo. We had a lot of great times together. We worked together on a number of MDA projects, he was always there to help others. It would be hard to find a nicer person.

  21. Paula (Olwin) Dosch says:

    Mavis, Cindy, Greg and Lori – I was very saddened to hear about Chuck and I know that losing a parent, no matter how old we are, is difficult and he will be dearly missed. Growing up as neighbors for all those years, I often admired Chuck for his abundant energy – he kind of reminded me of the energizer bunny. He always seemed to be in a hurry when I would see him out walking – I cannot actually recall a time that he was not at a running pace. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Diane and Craig says:

    We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Chuck was such a wonderful man. Always had a smile on his face. Loved to joke around. He had more energy then anyone. Always on the go. Chuck and Mavis often talked about their children growing up Along with the neighborhood kids. With pride and fond memories. Chuck was the meaning of a true friend. Always helping everyone he met. If you were having a bad day and happened to see him at the store. Just his contagious smile, warmth and laughter made your day better. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to Mavis and his family.

  23. Linda Graalum says:

    Mavis and family,

    My love and prayers to all of Chuck’s family. We had some good times together in hockey and softball. The last time I saw Chuck was just before Christmas when he presented me with Todd’s stolen hockey jersey at Family Dollar. We had a nice visit and I will always have fond memories of the times we all spent together. I know from experience that is never easy to say good bye to someone we love and hold so dear. May God’s loving arms embrace you and the family during this difficult time and in the days to come. God Bless.

  24. Betty Heller (Idso) says:

    Mavis and family
    Many good memories of Chuck and your entire family thru my parents Hadley and Hazel Idso.
    God Bless
    ~ Betty

  25. Paul & Barb Rudh says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Mavis and Family. We have many fond memories of Chuck, especially the Mock Wedding at the Moose!! He was a great guy and will be missed. We have you in our thoughts and prayers, GOD BLESS.

  26. Dan Reynolds says:

    Chuck was a great guy and I will miss running into him and visiting with him. I will always be grateful to him, he gave me my first job. It was a lot of fun working for him. I will keep Mavis and family in my prayers.

  27. Ingo Keller says:

    I’m sorry to learn of Chuck’s passing. Chuck had a huge heart, lived life to the fullest, always eager to help, had a great smile and a good joke to tell. Chuck will be greatly missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Chuck.

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