January 06, 2016
- 7:00 PM
January 06, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 07, 2016
- 10:30 AM
George A. Ugland, 83, Fargo passed away suddenly Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his home.
George Ugland was born on Feb. 13, 1932 to Julius and Helen Ugland on the homestead farm near Brentford, SD. He graduated from Brentford High School in 1951. George was employed by International Harvester for 8 mos. until enlisting in the army in 1952 and stationed in El Paso, TX. He married Donna Smith of Conde, SD on April 8, 1953. When discharged from the Army in 1954 he returned to work at International Harvester until Feb. 1959. He then accepted a position in sales with Gamble Robinson where he held that position in Aberdeen, SD, Jamestown, ND and Bismarck, ND. From the sales position he was promoted to a buyer in 1966 and transferred to Minot, ND and in 1979 became the mgr. of the Minot branch. In 1980 he was promoted to Division Mgr. of the ND and western MN region so moved to Fargo, ND. In 1985 he was promoted to V.P. Gen. Mgr. and was transferred to Eau Claire, WI. In 1990 he joined Reinhart Food Service working as the Regional Sales Mgr. until his retirement in 1997. After retiring George and Donna moved back to Fargo, ND in 1999 where he enjoyed driving cars for the local car dealerships, working part time for Pierce Printing and also Menards just to keep himself busy.
George has belonged to the Elks, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Eagles. He also enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Ann & Joachim, being a member of the Minot Barbershop Chorus and also a Barbershop Quartet. His favorite hobbies were pheasant hunting, golf, cooking, and teasing his grand kids and great-grand kids.
George is survived by his wife Donna of 63 years, son Curt (Denise) of Bismarck, ND, daughters Cindy (Mike) Hubbard of Green Valley, AZ, Judy (Gary) Kubalak of Fargo, ND and Lisa (Mike) Davis of Santa Monica, CA, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Maurice (Darlys) of Surprise, AZ and sister Madeline Hoag of Milwaukee, WI.
George was preceded in death by his parents, sister Eileen Hoffman, and granddaughter Charity Kohlman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Charity Mae Foundation, C/O FM Area Foundation, 409 7th St. S, Fargo ND 58102 and/or Make-a-wish of North Dakota.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 7, 2015 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.