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Harry Wadnizak

July 13, 1939 - August 28, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass:  10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 2, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Harry Wadnizak

July 13, 1939 - August 28, 2013


Harry Michael Wadnizak, 74, went with the Lord Wednesday, August 28, 2013 while at Sanford. 

Harry, the youngest child of John and Mary (Furtark) Wadnizak, was born July 13, 1939 at Lehigh, ND.  The family moved to Fargo in 1944.  He graduated from Shanley High School in 1957.  Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the Navy.  He served aboard the USS  Frontier being discharged in 1961.  He later joined the Navy Seabee  Reserve Unit here in Fargo.  He was activated during Desert Storm and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.  He retired from the Navy in 1991 with 23 years  service.  He worked for Western Electric until 1984 having almost 20 years with the company when it closed in Fargo. Harry joined the Network Services Staff at NDSU in 1987 working there until his retirement in 2002.

Harry and Donna Mae Marquart were united in marriage on July 29, 1968 at St Patrick Catholic Church in Dickinson, ND.  They moved to Fargo in October 1968 making it their home.  They have three children, Pamela Kaye Wadnizak, Paul Michael Wadnizak and Lucretia Anne Wadnizak all of Fargo.

Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Eagles and the Senior Golf Tour.  He was active in his church, The Cathedral of St Mary’s, especially in the Novena of Perpetual Help and Eucharistic Adoration.

Harry enjoyed golfing, was proud of his John Deere “tractor” riding mower/blower and his polyonna tree     (wasn’t suppose to grow this far north).  He enjoyed reconnecting with his former Frontier shipmates at their bi-annual reunions.  He was known for this addiction to tabasco and salsa and always finding something to tinker on.

Harry is survived by this wife, Donna; daughters Pamela and Lucretia, son Paul all of Fargo; two sisters Mary Wadnizak, Fargo, and Frances Rehder, Omaha; numerous nephews and nieces as well as great and great great nieces and nephews

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Joe and sisters, Lillian and Ann.


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15 responses to “Harry Wadnizak”

  1. Terry and Linda Richardson says:

    Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We remember the good old times in the Naval Reserve days.

  2. Ken and Joyce Matthys says:

    Salem ORDear Mary,

    We are sorry to hear of your brother’s death and we want you to know that we are thinking about you.

  3. Dee Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Donna and Mary, I was so saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. Just want you Donna and the family to know that I will be thinking of you and you will be in my prayers. God bless you all at this most difficult time.

    Dee Olson

  4. Lori Wertz says:

    Fargo ND

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

    Lori W
    TL Serco

  5. Randy&Lori Zimprich says:

    Gardner ND
    So sorry for the loss of Harry.He was a wonderful man who always had a smile for us when we met at the Cathedral.Randy drilled with him in the Seabee Unit and when we moved closer to Fargo we saw him at the Cathedral.He was a dedicated Catholic and God will bless him.We will pray for the repose of his soul.

  6. QMCS Dave Rice says:

    Harry was a great Shipmate, a dedicated SeaBee. Fair Winds and Following Seas Sailor!

  7. Loren Bolgrean says:

    Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to Harry’s family in this time of grief. Farewell, fellow prayer warrior!

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him! May he rest in peace. Amen.

  8. Jill Hartl says:

    Fargo Donna, Pam, Paul, Lucy:

    I shall miss seeing Harry with his great love of the Church and his devotions-especially Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena nights.
    Prayers continue for Harry and the family.

  9. Shirley Ferrell Farajat says:

    Florissant MODonna, Pam, Lu and Paul:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know mere words can not express how you must feel. Just know that you are all thought of with much love at this time and my prayer for you is that you will be a comfort to each other, sharing in your love and memories of a wonderful husband, father and friend. That in your time of heartache some forgotten happy memory of Harry will come to mind and you will smile with joy having remembered it. Much love to all of you. Donna, thank you for your hospitality and your graciousness with which you and Harry allowed me to stay for Thanksgiving. Pam, my big sister from the frozen north, keep your head up and know that you are loved. Little Lu, smile I know it is hard but try. Paul, may God bless and keep you. Love to all,


  10. Dennis Narlock says:

    Hello Donna, Peace be with you in this time of sorrow. You will be in my rosarys for the next week Donna with your family, May the Blessed Mother wrap you in her mantle in these coming days and weeks ahead.
    God Bless you my sister,
    Dennis Narlock

  11. Tamara Splonskowski says:

    Donna and Family,
    I send my condolences and continued prayers as you mourn your loss and celebrate Harry’s life here on earth and now in eternity. He was truly blessed to have you all by his side.

  12. Darry Powers says:

    Escondido CAHarry was a special man with a huge heart! May he Rest In Peace. Our condolences to Donna and the entire family. You are all in our heart and prayers.

    With Our Love,
    Darry & Troy
    and Amy, Tanner, & Alexis

  13. robert & betty boatwright says:

    paducah kentucky we are very sorry to hear about
    Harry.We have lost a very good

    friend . let us know if you need

    anything. YOU ARE IN OUR



  14. Becky Ogaard says:

    Moorhead MN
    Dear Donna, Pam, Paul and Lucy,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Harry put up a good fight right to the end. He was always a pleasure to wait on and we enjoyed his company and sense of humor. Your life has changed but you must know he watching over you. He is out of pain and at peace. Bless all of you. With my deepest sympathy and prayers for you all. We will miss him as will you. Take care of each other.
    Becky Ogaard

  15. Lori Fetsch says:

    My thought and prayers are with you and your family. Harry was a great guy and spent many hours with Jesus in Adoration since 1996.

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