Reuben Dale Braaten, 95, West Fargo, ND, formerly Casselton ND, passed away on October 7, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.
Reuben was born August 7, 1925, in Manfred, ND to Ernest and Eva Braaten. He graduated from Fessenden High School and attended the University of North Dakota. He served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines.
Reuben married the love of his life, Beverly Laske, at Leonard, ND in 1950. Most of their married life was lived in Bemidji, MN, and Casselton, ND. Reuben managed several grocery stores in MN before purchasing a store in Casselton. In 1970 he became City Auditor until his retirement in 1994. In 2014 they moved to West Fargo.
Reuben was a member of Martin’s Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was church treasurer for 16 years. He was President of the Casselton Community Club, treasurer of Rural Cass County Council on Aging, and treasurer of the Silver Threads Senior Citizens in Casselton. He was VFW Quarter Master and past Post Commander. He enjoyed woodworking in Grandpa’s workshop. Reuben was a gentle, caring soul with a strong faith in God.
Reuben is survived by his wife, Beverly, West Fargo; Brad (Sue) Braaten, Casselton, ND; E. Jon, Fargo, ND; Paula (Jon) Erickson, Kindred, ND; and Maureen (Larry) Hahn, Fargo, ND. Grandchildren, Kelsey Braaten, Mallory (Kris) Poulson, Adam Braaten (Emily Anderson), Rachel (Brady) Bergquist, C.J. (Alison) Erickson, Dustin Erickson (Blair Olsen), Dylan Erickson, Matt (Addie) Hahn, and Nicole (Nol) Chine; 13 great-grandchildren, and preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Hospice of the Red River Valley and New Perspective Assisted Living. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of memorials be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley or a charity of your choice.
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Martin’s Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND, with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. His service will be live streamed and can be viewed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Reuben’s family requests that masks please be worn. Burial will be at Casselton Cemetery.