Jorgen Nokleberg, 76, of Leonard, ND, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND.
Jorgen was born to Otto and Oline(Aaslien) Nokleberg June 3, 1928, in Davenport, ND. He graduated from Davenport High School, Davenport, ND in 1946. He enlisted shortly after high school in the United States Navy and served from June 5, 1946 until April 20, 1948. Jorgen returned home to Davenport and worked for his father in construction.
Jorgen Nokleberg and Ada Mark were married at Enderlin, ND, in 1949. They lived at Davenport until 1972 when they moved to Leonard, ND. While living at Davenport, three children were born to them, Lepha Lynn, Jorgen Anthony (Tony) and Andrew Corrie.
In 1959, he established his own general building contracting business. In 1976, he started the Maple River Lumber in Enderlin, ND, adding in 1981 the MRL MFG, Inc., (Aeration Systems) which is still operating today. Jorgen moved to Bethany Homes August 6, 2003 and resided there until his death.
Jorgen is survived by his wife, Ada; sons, Jorgen Anthony (Tony) Nokleberg, Leonard, ND, and Andy (Jean) Nokleberg, Leonard, ND; son-in-law, Jerome (Josie) Roed, Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Louise Hermanson, Puyallup, WA, and Stella Erickson, Minot, ND; his grandchildren, Jorgen Kory (Sharon) Roed, Las Vegas, NV, Indika Skye Roed, Las Vegas, NV, Kimberly (Jeff) Dallin, Minneapolis, MN , Erica Nokleberg, Chicago, IL, Leslie (Chad) Oberg, Moorhead, MN, Lindsey, Chelsey, and Abby Nokleberg of Leonard, ND.
Jorgen is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Lepha Roed, his brothers Walter, Alvin, Lauris, Leif, and sisters Ellen, Eva, and Jennie.
The funeral for Jorgen will be Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Leonard Lutheran Church, Leonard, ND. Burial will be at the Leonard Cemetery. A prayer service will be held Friday, April 29th at Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND, at 7 pm. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Friday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com