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Willard Vigesaa

March 30, 1929 - October 19, 2015

Funeral Service - Saturday

October 24, 2015
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

October 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Willard Vigesaa

March 30, 1929 - October 19, 2015


Willard Vigesaa, Fargo, age 86, passed away October 19, 2015 at home.

He was born March 30, 1929 to Thomas and Theodora Vigesaa.   He graduated from Pingree High School, attended Jamestown College.

On January 5, 1952, he was married to Donna Neugebauer and they made their home on a farm in the Kensal area.  They continued to farm until 1977 when he began to work for the First Community Credit Union.  They moved to Jamestown in 1991, and after retirement moved to Fargo in 1997.    He continued working after retirement as an internal auditor for First Community Credit Union for several years.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelley, Fargo; sister, Lillian Gauderman, Fargo; sisters-in-law, Eileen Vigesaa, Bernice Hedin, Hope Sampsel; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; and brothers, Norman, Walter, Vernon, and LeRoy; sisters, Petra Vigesaa, Bertha Hall, Inga Stenslie,  and Ila Ward.

Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.


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15 responses to “Willard Vigesaa”

  1. Becky and Bruce Miller says:

    Dear Shelley, It is hard to say goodbye to your Dad, but a day of victory and a release from the trials of this life for him. I enjoyed and respected both of your parents so much, and he was a real example of the Vigesaa humor! But mostly, their steady, kind example of Christ-like qualities sticks in my mind. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

  2. Sharon Accola says:

    Dearest Shelley,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I know so well that we feel the death of our parents even when they are elderly. However, you have the comfort of knowing that this is what he lived for. I have such good memories of being in your home when I was in that field. Much love and care, Sharon

  3. Sharon Worden says:

    Dear Shelley,
    Charlene shared this link so I am glad that I can send a little line of sympathy to you in the loss of your dear Dad. You will feel the void, now that both are gone and we think of you as you now look ahead, remembering all the support your folk were to you in the past and would but encourage you now. I remember good times with you in St. Petersburg!
    Know you are in heart and thought.
    Love from a friend, Sharon

  4. Lou Ann Wayne says:

    Dear Shelly
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time. I worked with your Father. He was the best co-worker, friend always ready to help.
    It is hard to lose your Parents
    Take time to grieve, may you find comfort in your Faith. Lou Ann Wayne

  5. Mary Ellen & Dale Reimers says:

    Willard Vigessa and his family were consistent examples of caring Christian community members. Always very respected and productive participants in whatever they elected to do both personally and professionally. Willard would share very sensible and logical lessons of life with all of us close to him. Always a polite gentleman & an excellent neighbor :: he was a great example of Midwestern values & principle’s. Both Donna & Willard will be greatly missed by all that knew them.

  6. LuAnn Oberg says:

    Shelley and family, I loved this man. I worked with Willard at the credit union for a few years. His sense of humor and his patience are what I remember most. Know that he always talked of you with pride. My thoughts and prayers are with you. LuAnn Paulson Oberg

  7. Clyde and Wendy Ferris Willman says:

    Dear Shelley,
    We knew we had relatives in the Jamestown area but didn’t meet them until our son attended Jamestown College. We met Addie, Donna and Willard for coffee and conversation. We learned about more of the family and our history.
    It has been such a pleasure over the years to talk with them and keep up with the family news.

  8. Shelley says:

    I worked with your Dad for many years at the Credit Union “Gramps” as he was called by many was a wonderful, funny, smart man who had a great sense of humor. I always called him Willie. He thought so much of you and your mom and always stood up for his principals. You will miss them both, cherish the memories. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Lila

  9. Roanne Kooy says:

    Shelley, my friend, I just heard of your dad’s release from that poor worn out body. It is a joy in my memory of times I was privileged to be in their home and company. NIce to see comments of those who worked with him, can see that was very true. As a couple, your parents were the greatest, like your mlother learning to make bread to be a good housewife until dad told her he really liked the boughten. As a daughter, you couldn’t have been better. Right now I am remembering a lovely spring windy day when we were flying kites with them.

  10. DeAnn (Krapu) and Michael Payne says:

    Our thoughts go with you at this time of loss, Shelley. It’s good to remember the example and the pillar your folks were and the heritage they passed down to you and to so many others.
    Love and care to you and others at this time.

  11. Kent and Lyla Ableidinger says:

    Dear Shelly, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at your loss, A man of faith and character, he has gone on to be with our Lord. My thanks and admiration to you, Shelly, for your friendship and your service to humanity. Your classmate, Kent.

  12. Shirley S. Eick says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news. When Bud and I traveled with our motor home a highlight of our trip was a visit with Donna and Willard. They were a lovely couple devoted to family and a delight to meet. God Speed dear Friend.

  13. Priscilla Kungel says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Willard! I worked with your father at First Community Credit Union.
    I always enjoyed visiting with Willard & asking him questions about financial matters. He was always so true &
    Kind. Always taking time to show concern for others! True example of Christianity & love!

    God Bless!

  14. Kim Severud says:

    My dear Shelley
    I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I am glad for all the memories I have of both your Mom and Dad from being in the same meeting while I lived in Fargo, and will cherish how they had such a meek and quiet spirit…..I am always thinking of you, just more so now these days because I know your heart ache.
    Much love, hugs and prayers sent your way
    Love Kim

  15. Aloha Kercher says:

    My condolences to Willard’s family. I worked with Donna at Job Service & met Willard at the credit union. Both were such good, kind people who truly practiced their faith in their everyday life. Together & individually they made the world a better place.

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