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Joseph Buchl

February 09, 1925 - April 06, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Monday, April 9, 2012 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Mass of Christian Burial: 10;30 A.M. Monday, April 9, 2012 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Rosery Cemetery, Bisbee, ND.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Joseph Buchl

February 09, 1925 - April 06, 2012


Joseph A Buchl, age 87, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Rock Lake ND passed away Good Friday, April 6, 2012, surrounded by the love of his life, wife Dorothy, of 61 years and their children at his home.

 Joe was born February 9, 1925 to Joseph M and Mary Buchl and one of 11 children.  Joe married Dorothy Thene at St. Cloud, MN on June 16, 1951.

 Joe is survived by his wife Dorothy, and 13 of their 14 children: Joe Buchl (D’etta)  Olympia, Washington; Carol Blake (Bob) Wales, ND; June Hager (Jim) Velva, ND; Sharon Nichols (Dan Nelson) Fargo, Donna Gage (Jeff) Bismarck, ND; Susan Sullivan (Steve Zabawa) Billings, MT, Vivian Krech (Gerry) Huron, SD; Nina DeRouchey (Mike) Hoven, SD; Jeanette Haas (Terry) Fergus Falls, MN; Marj Johnson (Eric) Bismarck, ND; Nancy Buchl Fargo; David Buchl Sibley, ND; and Paula Wilkie (Duane) Rolla, ND. 

 Joe is also survived by 35 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

 Joe was proceeded in death by  his 16 year old daughter, Colette, and 1 day infant granddaughter, Judith Rose; son-in-laws Tom Mattern and Roger Sullivan.  His oldest sister, Irene Ratto, and younger brother, Stanley, also preceded him in death as well as his parents.

 Joe spent his formative years in Harvey and Rugby, ND; then as a young man spent several years in the seminary in Ohio, but on a trip home to North Dakota, he stopped to visit his brothers attending college at St. Ben’s College in Minnesota and came upon a pretty girl, Dorothy, and life moved forward.  Joe obtained a Masters Degree in business administration and teaching and with his bride Dorothy, a graduate in registered nursing, this young married couple began their journey.  They lived in several locations with Joe teaching high school and Superintendent of Schools, but every summer came back to the family farm at Rock Lake. At the farm, Joe’s 12 daughters were knows as, “Oh, she is one of Joe’s girls”.  Their two son’s, Joe (Joey) and Dave, were always known by their first names … Joey was the first born, and Dave was the 13th in line … and they were tagged as “having all those sisters”.

 Joe was very active in several committees at Nativity Church as well as civic organizations.  He operated Electric Auto and Motor Repair.

 The Family is extremely grateful for Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Nativity Church staff for their message of hope.


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  1. Bonnie & Dennis Wild says:

    Evansville WIJune & Jim Hager

    June, your “Dad” was a great teacher when he taught in Balta, N. Dakota. I know he taught me several things that I actually remember. It was great seeing Jim and you just right after Christmas in 2011. When I asked about your father, I was saddened to hear he was so ill. Our dear lord called him to heaven as he needed another great teacher – your father. God Bless your Dad. My sister Brenda and her husband (Rob) and my niece (Cheree) express their Deepest Sympathy to you and all of your family.

  2. dan says:

    fargo nddear joe, i will miss you very much , i miss hearing you say over the phone joe buchl. love dan

  3. Kathy Klein Anhorn says:

    Harvey ND
    Buchl Family

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!

  4. Alice Carr says:

    Fargo ND
    Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time of sorrow…Joe was an awesome guy who was FUN to have around Head Start when he drove the ESL bus.

  5. Max and John Rognlien says:

    Towner ND
    Buchl Family,
    so sorry for you loss. Enjoy all the good memories! Take care, Max and John Rognlien, Towner

  6. Nancy Buchl says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    To my dad, I will miss you…. always….your daughter, Nancy.

  7. Jeff and Misty Greenley says:

    Moorhead MN
    We are very sorry for your loss. But what a blessing to be surrounded by family when beginning the next journey. Many thoughts and prayers have been sent your way. May God bless you all.

    Jeff and Misty and family

  8. Dan & Margaret Hager says:

    .Dear Dorthy, and the entire Buchl family, our admiration for your Father, and Mother and entire family comes also today with the sorrow for your loss, but more so a celebration of a long and successful life of a man who never quit reaching out to try new things. He touched so many lives in a positive way. Bruce said this morning that he saw Joe for the last time in at PTOT in March of 2010 and had a nice visit with him while his wife was having therapy, and he was just as quick witted as ever, God Bless you all Dan and Margaret Hager.

  9. Sarah(Buchl) & Kevin Bittner says:

    Andover Minnesota
    Uncle Joe was a wonderful example to all of us in his devotion to his family and the Lord. He was a caring and supportive friend and brother to my father Stanley. May all the angels and saints bring him to his heavenly home with our Risen Savior. Forever you will remain in our hearts.

    The Bittner Family

  10. Carolyn Heller says:

    Rolla` North Dakota
    Dear Dorothy and family,
    Sympathy to all of you at this time.. You shared quite a life together and must have so many good memories. Wish I could be there to give you a hug.

  11. vivian and wes dunford says:

    fargo ndOur thoughts are with all of youl
    in the loss of your husband and

    We are still in Arizona so can not
    attend the funeral.

    Thinking of you.

    Wes and Vivian Dunford

  12. Craig & Lynette Johnson says:

    Mandan May God watch over you as you make your way home to heaven and be with your family as they celebrate your life and the love you gave them.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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