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Richard Wilson

October 28, 1930 - July 04, 2012


3-4:00 P.M. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

4:00 P.M. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


1:00 P.M. Monday, July 9, 2012 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Richard Wilson

October 28, 1930 - July 04, 2012


Richard (Dick) Henry Wilson, 81, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Minot, N.D. died peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Sanford Health with his loving family by his side.

Richard was born on October 28, 1930 in Tomah, Wisconsin to Edwin and Carrie Wilson. Richard grew up and graduated from Tomah High School with many football and track awards. On October 29, 1955 he married the love of his life Loa LaVaughn Krause for 56 wonderful years. Richard joined the United States Air Force in 1951 as an instructor. They made a home for their family in many states and in Europe until he retired from the Air Force in 1971.

He worked as a car and truck salesman for Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks, N.D. and Ryan Chevrolet in Minot. Throughout his career, he received numerous sales awards. He retired from sales in 1998.

Richard enjoyed watching and attending the Green Bay Packers football team, watching and attending NASCAR races. He loved the time at the cabin on Lake Metigoshe. He was the Captain of the pontoon and fun. He also enjoyed a good game of Pinochle. His greatest happiness was to be with his family in whatever he did.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Carrie Wilson; brother Howard, and sisters Jean and Ruth.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Loa, Fargo, son, Steve (Karla) Wilson, daughter, Debra Wilson, Fargo; grandson, Mark Wilson, granddaughter, Stephanie (Trevor) Anderson, and brother, Robert Wilson, Walla Walla, Washington.  Also surviving are his loving dogs Molly and Haley.


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9 responses to “Richard Wilson”

  1. Randy Reichenberger says:

    minot nd.I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, I’ll keep youall in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Lorrie Lendvoy says:

    Like the poem “Footprints in the Sand”, may you sense God carrying you through this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing your father is in perfect peace (Revelation 21:4). God bless you.

  3. Barbara Groutt says:

    Minot ND
    I was so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. How blessed you are to have had such a wonderful dad!
    Barb Groutt

  4. Don and Deb Jundt says:

    Farago ND
    Loa and Deb,
    So sorry to see that your husband/dad passed away. I have had you in my thoughts every since I talked to Deb at the Hospital. Please know we are thinking of you and have you in our prayers.
    Don and Deb Jundt

  5. Peggy Schlauch says:

    Fargo ND
    Sorry to read about Dick’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Mr. Wilson.

  6. Chris Larson says:

    Steve, Karla & family,

    May Jesus surround you with his spirit and love during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Lori Halvorson says:

    Minot ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Debbie. You have been such a great daughter and a source of strenth to both of your parents. I know your Dad is in heaven now and will be smiling and watching over all of you. May God bless.

  8. Whitney says:

    Ga Loa, I am very sorry to hear about your dear husband. Please know God see’s our tears and pain and holds out a wonderful promise to reunite us with our loved ones again (Acts 17:31 and Psalms 34:18)

  9. Trisha & Calvin Erickson says:

    Fargo ND
    Deb & family –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you durnig this difficult time.

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