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Francis "Tex" Gludt

July 29, 1926 - December 09, 2013

Funeral Service:

10:30 AM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Francis "Tex" Gludt

July 29, 1926 - December 09, 2013


Francis “Tex” Gludt, 87, West Fargo, ND, passed on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Sheyenne Crossings assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Tex was born on July 29, 1926 in Harvey, ND to George and Marie (Fronk) Gludt. He graduated high school in Harvey and served in the US Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He married Phyllis Borg in Stanley ND, 1954. Tex worked for Northwestern Bell in Harvey, Watford City, Williston and Fargo ND. He retired after 40 years as a Safety Supervisor for ND and Eastern MN.

Tex was a member of several organizations, and held officer positions with the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees (awarded Jaycees “Man of the year for North Dakota), American Legion (Honor Guard), American Red Cross, Elks Club, Telephone Pioneers and as a council member on church councils in Watford City and Williston, volunteer at Sanford Health, and was active in the ND Republican Party. He was a Bison Team Maker and followed the football team closely having a family connection to past coach Rocky Hagar.

Tex was a member of Holy Cross Church in West Fargo.

Tex loved hunting, fishing, camping and golf.  Deer camp in western ND, was very special for him and his many friends, he brought Nick to camp when he was 8 years old, and continued to attend up to just a few years ago.  He enjoyed fishing with son-in-law, Tom and golfing with son-in-law, Dave. Tex and Phyllis were fortunate to travel around the world and spend winter months in Florida and Arizona. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Donavan Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Phyllis; children, Bobbie (Wally) Kowitz, Rice Lake, ND; Pam (Tom) Suelzle, Watford City; Nick (Julie) Gludt, West Fargo, Mary (David) Burg, Williston, Patricia (Dave) Dillman , Nashville, TN; grandchildren; Christopher (Catherine) Suelzle, Dickinson, Ben Suelzle, Watford City; Tyler Gludt, Albany, GA, Ali Gludt Ramsey, MN, Mathew Dillman, San Diego, CA, Casey Dillman, Sacramento, CA; Seth and Jared Burg, Williston; great-grandson, Haakon Suelzle; sisters, Lucille Harris, Chandler, AZ, Carol (Reinhold) Schlosser, Waseca, MN, Sharon (Ron) Stenson, Bismarck, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Holy Cross Catholic Church Building Fund.


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  1. Rodney and Kelly Hirtzer says:

    Hermitage TNPatty, David and Family: So very sorry for your loss. Now your dad can rest in peace. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Vikki Schneider-Osborn says:

    Williston Patty & family,
    Sending prayers to help you through. Memories help to ease the loss.

  3. Bobbie Gludt Kowitz, says:

    Douglas ND
    Thank you for your thoughts. My Dad will be missed but forever in our memories.

  4. Val Hendrickson Clemetson says:

    Williston ND
    Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Cherish the memories.

  5. Elaine Strand says:

    West Fargo ND
    Phyllis and family,
    My sympathy to you all in the passing of Tex.
    Elaine Strand

  6. Janell Sailer says:

    Williston ND
    Hi Phyllis, I’m so sorry to learn of Tex’s death. What a great man he was. You two enjoyed life to its fullest and now Tex will bring his strong faith and his caring ways to his Father. May he rest in peace. God bless you Phyllis and your family.

  7. The Holt Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Gludt family. Tex was a dear man that will be greatly missed. We hope that God’s promise of a resurrection (John 5:28,29) along with your cherished memories of Tex, will bring you comfort during this difficult time. We, with you, look forward to the fulfillment of God’s original purpose for the earth when we can live forever on a peaceful earth along with our loved ones. – Psalms 37:9-11. Even death will be no more!-Revelation 21:3,4. May these promises be of comfort to you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead.

  8. Eric Wilt says:

    Williston ND
    I would like to express my sympathy to the Gludt family on the passing of Tex. Some of the best times were hunting and camping with Nick and Tex. I would have liked to have attended the funeral but only learned of Tex’s passing today the 12th.


    Eric Wilt

  9. Angela Hall says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed spending time with Tex when he would come up to Rice Lake to visit Bobbie and Papa. Sending thoughts and prayers to your entire Gludt family.
    Love, Angela Hall, Tony, Leah, Austin, Caden and Hanna

  10. Charisse and Greg Gamble says:

    hendersonville TNOur sympathies to the family.

  11. Gary and Beryl Thorson says:

    Watford City ND
    We are so sorry to hear about Tex. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  12. Dave & Janice Arnson says:

    Williston ND
    To Nick and the rest of the Gludt Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  13. Jodie Omang says:

    Gonvick Minnesota
    Very many fond memories of time spent with you as a child. You will be missed “Uncle Buddy”. Jodie

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