5-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 16 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
10-11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 17 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.
7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 16 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 17 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.
Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.
Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Mert passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at his home in Hillsboro, surrounded by his family, under the care of Hospice.
Merton Clyde Svaleson was born on July 6, 1935, the son of Carl “Charlie” and Marie (Kjos) Svaleson on the family farm in Buxton, ND. He grew up in Buxton and graduated from Buxton High School in 1953. Mert proudly served his country in the United States Army from January of 1955 until January of 1957 and then in the National Guard until 1962.
Mert was united in marriage to Joan Reinan Sherritt on September 18, 1958. They made their home in Hillsboro where they were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Mert worked for many years selling Heavy Equipment, and more recently worked as a rural mail carrier until his retirement in 2000.
Mert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joan; his daughters, Cindy (Keith) Burck of Fargo; Shawn (John) Fugleberg of Jamestown, ND; his son, Jay (Darcy) Svaleson of Fargo; and his grandchildren – Asa (Jen Buth) Burck, Allison Burck, Siri Burck, Eric Fugleberg, Laura Fugleberg, Josh (Marissa) Svaleson, and Kirsten Svaleson. Also surviving is his sister, Mildred Ramsfield of Fargo; and several nieces and nephews. Mert was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings – Alvin, Esther, Elmer, Norman, and Elaine.