Larry Sakellson, age 65, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2015 in the comfort of his own home with his wife, Diane, by his side. The wonderful care and support he received from Hospice of the Red River Valley enabled him to remain home during his final days.
Larry J. Sakellson was born on January 10, 1950 in Moorhead, MN, the son of Mary Jane and James Sakellson. He was a lifelong resident of Fargo. After completing his schooling, he began a 40 year career as a railroad conductor, retiring in 2010 from BNSF. In 1978 he married Diane Williams and together the made their home in Fargo. The couple were not blessed with children but were blessed with a strong love and commitment to each other, plus the joy of travel and adventure, love of time with family and friends, and the fun he had being “Uncle Larry”.
Larry was an avid outdoorsman and had a great passion for nature. He loved hunting, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, photography, gardening, and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a good man, a strong man, a loyal friend, and a loving husband.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother. He is survived by his wife, Diane; father, James; Brothers, Jeff (Ann), Allen (Betty), Dana; Brother-in-law, Dave (Nancy) Williams; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Per his wishes, at a later date, his ashes will be scattered in the National Grasslands at one of his favorite hunting locations.