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Lois Rickard

December 02, 2020

Funeral Service - Monday

December 07, 2020
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

The service will be livestreamed on this page starting at 9:45 AM

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Lois Rickard

December 02, 2020

Obituary

The service will be livestreamed below starting at 9:45 AM on Monday.

Lois Elaine Rickard, 81, Fargo, ND passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living. She was born February 7, 1939 in Hope, ND to Stanley and Anna (Fronk) Nelson. She grew up in Hope where she graduated from Hope High School. Lois then attended Valley City State Teacher’s College where she earned her degree.
Lois started her teaching career in Graceville, MN. She then taught at schools in Leonard and West Fargo, ND for several years.

On July 1, 1961 she was united in marriage to Thomas Rickard in First Methodist Church in Hope. The couple made their home in north Fargo. In 1973, Lois and Tom started Rickard Electric. Lois worked as the office manager and bookkeeper until they sold the business and retired in 1997.

Lois and Tom loved to travel and enjoyed going on cruises and bus trips. Over the years, they visited Alaska, Washington DC, the Caribbean, Australia, and went to Hawaii many times. Lois and Tom had fond memories of their trip to New York where they saw the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and to Los Angeles where they saw the Rose Bowl Parade. They also wintered in Arizona for 16 years.

Lois and Tom loved gardening and had a beautiful flower garden with lots of roses. They enjoyed watching the birds who came to visit.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 59 years, Tom; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two infant siblings.

There will be a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed on Boulger’s website.

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13 responses to “Lois Rickard”

  1. Laurene kath says:

    Tom, We are so sorry for the loss of Lois.I know Alan and Sheila have very fond memories of the years of friendship and travels you shared. Comfort and peace to you . A life well lived. Jay and Laurie Kath

  2. LOTTIE MAY SHUBIN says:

    TOM, I CAN NOT FIND THE WORDS THAT WILL COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME BUT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU SO MANY MEMORIES THE MOST IMPORTANT WAS THE LOVE THAT WAS SHARED BY THE TWO OF YOU FROM HIGH SCHOOL TILL NOW YOU WERE TRULY BLESSED WITH THAT LOVE THAT YOU SHAREDTOGETHER AND FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY YEARS TOGETHER SHE WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS AND WILL LOOK DOWN FROM ABOVE ON YOU I AM SO SORRY TOM MY PRAYERS AND LOVE GO OUT TO YOU LOVE XOXOX GEORGE RUGGLES AND LOTTIE MAY SHUBIN

  3. Dawn (Ihry) Huffman says:

    Prayers for the family. We loved Lois’ mom, Ann when we were growing up and we briefly learned about Lois and Tom’s adventures.

  4. Kim (Ihry) Schneider says:

    Tom, Our Deepest Sympathy to you all. Lois was always fun to visit with, so kind. May God Help you in these challenging days ahead! Keeping you in Prayer!

  5. Ella Mae (Mitchell) Satrom says:

    My sympathy to you in the loss of Lois. You two were seniors at Hope High and we 8th graders shared graduation ceremonies with you. Lots of years and memories since then. So glad for all the years you got to share together.

  6. Anita Fowler Folden says:

    Lois and I bowled together on a league at Red River Lanes for many years. She was a great and kind lady. May she rest in peace.

  7. Sheila and Alan Kath says:

    Tom. Neither Alan or I know what to say or do to make this time better. We miss Lois’ smile, her kind words and, most of all, her friendship. Since becoming neighbors in 1962, we had lots of fun times: the six days in D.C., the thousands of miles you put on showing us Arizona, celebrating all the New Year’s Eves and the weekly dinners eating out. She certainly leaves a void in our lives but we know she’s in a much better place than we are and we will all meet again.

  8. Jerry tretter says:

    Only time will heal your heart. Gone but not forgotten.

  9. Karen Swift says:

    Oh Tom, I just watched the tribute photo collage of you and Lois. What an amazing journey you two have traveled. Her love of flowers will always be my memory of her. That cute little smile she only had for you. She was an amazing woman and friend. How blessed you both were to have had such an amazing life together, your love, adventures and memories are so much more than most people ever have. We will miss her terribly, but have been so very blessed to have known her, loved her, had her for our sons Godmother, and been able to call her our friend. May your memories fill your heart and keep you moving forward.
    Our deepest love to you today and forever,
    Karen and Tom

  10. JUNE EWING says:

    IM SORRY I DIDN’T KNOW LOIS PERSONALLY , BUT THRU VISITING WITH COUSIN MILLIE AND WATCHING THE VIDEO, SHE’S WAS SUCH A LOVELY LADY. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY . JUNE

  11. Dorothy and Dick Tretter says:

    WE always enjoyed visiting with Lois and you. Dick and I both remember her as a kind and loving person. Funny things I remember is that at our wedding dance in the old “white elephant” when the band started you and Lois and us were the only ones there right away, so we visited instead of dancing. Also I do remember that when you had your 25th anniversary I got elected to read your history. Don’t remember how that happened. I think it was in your back yard and I do remember it being a very nice day. We watched the funeral, she would have been happy with the flowers, and singing and the words of comfort. Our thoughts are with you. Pedo and Dick

  12. Cheri Tretter says:

    Tom we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. You guys had a wonderful life together and were such a good example of what true love looks like. Hugs, Dennis & Cheri Tretter

  13. Bruce and Lynda Murphy says:

    We are sorry to hear of Lois passing. Just want you to know you are I. Our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

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