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Merton Svaleson

July 06, 1935 - November 13, 2011

Gathering:

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.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 16 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 17 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Burial:

Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Arrangements:

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Merton Svaleson

July 06, 1935 - November 13, 2011

Obituary

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.

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  1. Kelly Holt McBain says:

    Bothell waShawn and family,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thinking of you

    Kelly Holt McBain

  2. Nicole Haffely says:

    Durant OKJoan,
    Sorry to hear about Mert. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care!

  3. Barb Zerface says:

    Hope ND
    Joan and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care Barb Zerface

  4. Ginny Brungardt says:

    Brush Co Joan and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mert. I know he has been very ill but that doesn’t make it any easier. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You

  5. Barbara Thompson Hansen says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Rhonda Tommerdahl says:

    Belfield ND
    Joan, Cindy, Shawn, and Jay, I’m so sorry to hear that Uncle Mert passed away last night. I remember having a good talk with him when he came to see Dad in the hospital and then again at Grandma’s b-day party last April. Mert and Joan’s house was always one of my favorite places to go when I was little! I’m not sure I’ll make it back for the service but my thoughts will be with all of you.

  7. Judy and Greg White says:

    Jamestown ND
    We are so sorry to hear about Mert. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
    Judy and Greg White

  8. Gayle Brungardt says:

    Grand Forks ND
    To Joan & Family, So sorry for your loss. Our Deepest Sympathies.

    Dave & Gayle Brungardt

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