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Gerald Bratholt

May 11, 1934 - October 19, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Elm River Cemetery, Galesburg, ND.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Gerald Bratholt

May 11, 1934 - October 19, 2013


Gerald “Jerry” “Punky” Bratholt, 79, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing Home, Moorhead, MN after a short battle with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  He was born on May 11, 1934 to Ole and Juliet (Bjvelrud) Bratholt in Lake Park, MN and grew up in Hunter, ND. 

In 1958 he enrolled in the US Army and was stationed in Georgia.  During his time in the service he got his mechanic’s license.  After he was honorably discharged in 1960, he returned to Hunter and worked as a mechanic for Hunter Implements until 1966 when he moved to Fargo.  In 1968 Jerry began his employment at the Fargo Park District where he worked as a mechanic until his retirement in 1996. 

Jerry was a very proud member of AA for 34 years.  He loved riding his Goldwing motorcycle and going on runs with his friends.  Fishing and camping were some of his other favorite pastimes.  Jerry enjoyed helping people in any way he could.  He always had a very optimistic attitude and for any negative remark, had a positive one to balance it out. 

He is survived by his children, Danny Bratholt; and Debbi (Clinton) Ihde; 6 grandchildren, Ashley, Kenny, Cody, Summer, Heather and Taylor; sister-in-law, Marge Bratholt; and many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerome; daughter-in-law, Denise Bratholt; and brother-in-law, Dennis Grothmann. 


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  1. David & Patsy Madsen says:

    So sorry to hear about Punky. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  2. Bruce Brovold says:

    Fargo ND
    My sympathy goes out to family and friends.
    From a friend of Jerry.

  3. Harriet Hansen Holler says:

    Fargo N.D
    .”Punky” and I grew up in Hunter at the same time-same age. I remember their cafĂ© on the corner where kids all went after school. Lots of good times. My sympathy to the family.

  4. Duane Huschka says:

    North Branch MnDanny & Deb,
    I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him well. Many memories of all of us as kids. My heart goes out to you both!

  5. Tammy, Eric, and Joey Willenbring says:

    Sauk Rapids MN
    Debbi and Danny and families,

    We are sorry to hear about your loss… Your dad was a very sweet man that always welcomed me with open arms, a big bright smile, a hug, and of course he would have to give me a little bit of a hard time. I am a better person just because I had the opportunity to meet him and get to know him, he never had a bad word to say. Your dad will be a great loss but is now in a much better place. Hold his memories near to your heart always…

    We will keep you in our prayers, if you need anything give us a call. We love you guys.

    The Willenbrings

  6. Marge and Scott Bratholt and families says:

    glendale azOur hearts are saddened to lose another member of our family. Compassion and love go to Danny and our family in North Dakota
    from family in New Mexico and Arizona. Prayers and love to you all.

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