October 09, 2015
- 10:30 AM
October 08, 2015
- 7:00 PM
October 08, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Edmund “Ed” George Motl, 84, Dilworth, Minnesota, formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Edmund was born on October 28th, 1930 to Edmund and Margaret (Etten) Motl in Bismarck. At a very early age, Edmund lost his father in a tragic accident. Margaret remarried Ralph Polasky in 1932. Edmund was raised and educated in Tappen, North Dakota. Edmund was inducted into the United States Army, 10th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1953. He did a tour in Germany, was honorably discharged and returned to North Dakota to pursue a career in education.
On June 25th, 1955 Edmund married Marilyn Hanft of Edmunds, North Dakota at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, Minnesota. The late Monsignor Junghans officiated. During their 60 years of marriage they raised five children, Steven, Cynthia (Casey), Mark, Tim and Carolyn. His family, friends, community and co-workers knew him as a hard working, energetic, kind, caring man.
He passionately pursued a career in education at the State Teachers College, Valley City North Dakota, 1958. Was an active member of the Kappa Chapter, Gamma Theta Upsilon, a national honorary geography fraternity. Edmund also served on the faculty of Kathryn High School, Kathryn North Dakota as 7th and 8th grade and first grade elementary teacher.
Moving to Fargo, North Dakota in 1960 started a long and successful educational career with the Fargo Public School District that lasted up to his retirement in 1993. Edmund served in various schools throughout the district and made lasting, lifelong impressions on his students. Edmund also served faithfully on the Teachers Retirement Fund program.
Edmund was a member of Nativity Parish, serving in various capacities throughout the years. Ed also served with the local Elks Club in Fargo. A good neighbor to all on 18th Street South, Ed was known to always lend a hand and help out, when needed. Many fond family memories traveled out to Lake Six, Frazee, Minnesota, where the Motl family enjoyed a weekend lake home for many years. Ed was known to swap a few fish stores with Rudy Stock and Lyle Toussaint!
Edmund and Marilyn retired and spent many wonderful winters in New Braunfels, Texas where new friends and adventures were made.
Edmund will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend. Those left to cherish Edmund’s memory are his wife Marilyn of 60-years, and children, Steven, Cynthia (Jeff), Mark (Shari), Tim (Lisa) and Carolyn (Troy), his grandchildren, Jacob, Janelle, Ryan, Travis, Conner, Caleb, Tucker, Chelsea, Cody, Misty and Annie and many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.
Preceding Edmund in death were his parents Edmund and Margaret; and siblings, Dennis, Joseph, Edward (Jim), Carol, Albert and George.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 9, 2015 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan at a later date.