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Mearl Gifford

April 28, 1915 - September 09, 2010

Gathering:

1-2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 12 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 12 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burial:

Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Mearl Gifford

April 28, 1915 - September 09, 2010

Obituary

Mearl H. Gifford, 95, Fargo passed away Thursday, September 9 in Bethany Homes, Fargo.

Mearl was raised on a farm near Kelso, N.D. He was born April 28, 1915 to A.C. and Nora Gifford. He graduated from Hillsboro High School and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from NDSU in 1937.

In 1933 he married Leona Hage. After graduating from NDSU Leona and Mearl moved to Greensburg, PA for 10 years. Returning to North Dakota in 1947, he purchased a farm near Gardner. Mearl and Leona had 3 children, Arlene, Dixie Lee, and Robert. Leona passed away in 1957.

In 1959 Mearl married Evelyn (Sorum) Silver from Amenia, ND. Mearl and Evelyn lived on the family farm until his retirement in 1983.

Mearl was very active in the North Dakota Wheat Commission where he served for 10 years. He served for 6 years on the National Wheat Commission Board.

Mearl enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing bridge, and spending his winters in Arizona.

He is survived by his children, Dixie Lee Wadstrom, Houston  TX, Robert (Rosalyn) Gifford, Moorhead MN, and many grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, daughter, Arlene Badel, step-son, William (Bill) Silver.

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  1. Tip-arpar (and Troy) Anderson says:

    Boulder COWe’ll miss you grandpa!!! We’re glad that we were able to meet you this Labor Day weekend. The kids (Dmisa & Sid) still remember you. I told them you passed away and they said “he’s in heaven up in the clouds now”.

    May you rest in peace.

    Bob/Rosie & Dixie, so sorry for your great loss.

    Love,
    Troy, Nui, Dmisa & Sid Arnold

  2. Ann Backstrom Hooey says:

    Dickinson North Dakota
    I am so sorry to hear about Mearl. He lived a long life. I am sure he is back wiith Evelyn in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. BILL & MARGE (THURLOW) GEATZ - DON AND CAROL MCDONALD says:

    FARGO ND
    CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU IN YOUR GREAT LOSS…

    WE REMEMBER MEARL AS A GENTLE KIND MAN – AND A GOOD FATHER –
    I DID VISIT WITH YOUR DAD AT BETHANY A FEW MONTHS AGO. SUCH GOOD MEMORIES YOU MUST ALL HAVE..

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    MARGE AND CAROL (THURLOW) AND FAMILY

  4. Jim and Lori Gifford says:

    Henderson NVOur hearts go out to you at this time of your great loss. Mearl was a truly a good man who will be missed by family and friends alike!

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