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Staff

All the members of the staff of our three funeral homes are caring and experienced professionals who believe that each family deserves to have its needs and requests honored. We consider family tradition to be of great importance.

Our staff of 6 Licensed Funeral Directors and numerous part-time funeral assistants have allowed us to be able to meet the needs of families in the Red River Valley and surrounding communities since 1897.

At this time count on us. Caring & Affordable. Boulger Funeral Home of Fargo.

 

Licensed Funeral Directors

Jeff Baer
Jeff BaerBoulger Funeral Home

Jeff has been a funeral director with the Boulger Funeral Home for over 30 years.

He is a Fargo native, and a graduate of Shanley High School. He attended college at NDSU, and graduated from the College of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1975.

Jeff lives in Fargo with his wife Debra and has two grown sons. A granddaughter named Morgan brings great delight to the family.

He is a member of the Roughrider Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus. Jeff is on the Cass County cemetery board, and has been active in the Salvation Army organization. He is a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo.

Jeff is a licensed funeral director in ND and MN and an insurance agent. His goal is to provide caring and compassionate service to every family. He takes great pride in helping families plan a final tribute fitting to the memory of their loved one.

Jim Boulger
Jim BoulgerBoulger Funeral Home

Jim grew up in Fargo, graduating from Fargo South High school in 2003.

After graduating from High School, Jim attended the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business management in 2007.

After receiving his Management degree he pursued another degree, graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science.

Jim lives in Fargo with his wife, Laura.

With Jim’s addition to the Boulger Funeral Home staff, Boulger Funeral Home continues to carry on the family tradition to which his family has brought to the Red River Valley and surrounding areas for over a century.

Jim is excited to carry on his family’s legacy of offering caring and affordable service long into the future.

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John Samson
John SamsonBoulger Funeral Home

John Samson joined the staff of Boulger Funeral Home in May of 2015. He is a graduate of Cavalier High School in 2002. He graduated from University of Minnesota with a major in Mortuary Science. John is a Licensed Funeral Director in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. He is also a North Dakota and Minnesota licensed insurance agent.

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Larry Boulger
Larry BoulgerBoulger Funeral Home

Larry grew up in Fargo, graduating from Fargo North High School. He attended the University of Minnesota from which he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. Larry purchased the funeral home from his father, Jim in 1978, and has owned and operated it since that time.

Larry is active as a director at Boulger Funeral Home and also helps with Fredrikson Funeral Chapel in Kindred, North Dakota and Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro, ND. Larry and his wife, Jenice have three children.

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Marty Baumgartner
Marty BaumgartnerBoulger Funeral Home

Marty D. Baumgartner joined the staff of Boulger Funeral Home in 1995. He is a 1990 graduate of Rothsay High School, a 1994 graduate of Concordia College Moorhead, and a 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis. He majored in Business Administration and minored in Biology at Concordia, and majored in Mortuary Science at the U of M.

In 1997, with the affiliation of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo and Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro, North Dakota, Marty’s responsibilities became split between Hillsboro and Fargo.

Marty is a member of the American Guild of Organists – Red River Valley Chapter, and serves as treasurer of the organization. He is also the organist at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo. He and his wife Sheila reside in Fargo with their three sons.

Marty is a North Dakota and Minnesota licensed funeral director, and is a North Dakota licensed insurance agent.

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Michele Walloch
Michele WallochBoulger Funeral Home

Michele is an Iowa native and grew up in the Quad Cities. After high school she attended the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2010.

Michele then attended the University of Minnesota, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in 2012. Following graduation, she moved here to Fargo to join the Boulger team. She is excited to be a part of Boulger Funeral Home and the Fargo-Moorhead community. She appreciates being provided with an opportunity to serve families with compassion and help them honor their loved ones.

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Funeral Assistants

April Andvik
Art Lies
Beulah Rustad
Beulah Rustad
Carolyn Hensrud
Carolyn Hensrud
Cindy Thompson
Cindy Thompson
Corky Bjorklund
Craig Collins
David Peckskamp
David Peckskamp
Julie Johnson
Julie Johnson
Kendra Harpstead
Kennedy Briss
Kim Wagner
Kim Wagner

Kim Wagner grow up in Crookston, Minnesota. She believes that the funeral industry is in her blood as her Aunt, Emma Stenshoel was a funeral director for 40+ years in Crookston. Kim’s background is in Development and has worked in academia, pro-life and retirement living fundraising efforts. Kim is also a professional speaker and author. She is married to a Lutheran pastor, Dave Wagner and together they have four adult children. As empty nesters, the Wagners enjoy spending time with their three grandsons and three naughty dogs. Kim joined the staff at Boulger’s in September of 2014. She appreciates the compassionate care that grieving families are given at Boulger’s and considers it an honor to assist where needed.

Krista Clusiau
Krista Clusiau
Lavonne Kozojed
Marilyn Laliberte
Mark Francis
Mark Francis
Nancy Ebens
Nancy Ebens
Nelson Rheault
Nelson Rheault
Patrick Donegan
Patrick Donegan
Phyllis Leraas
Tracy Stenhjem
Tracy Stenhjem
Tyler Brandt
Tyler Brandt

Grief Support Coordinators

Ann Jacobson
Ann JacobsonBoulger Funeral Home

Ann is serving at Boulger’s as one of the Grief Support Coordinators. She grew up in Brainerd, MN and graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead in 1986, and from Luther Seminary in 1997.

Ann is an ordained Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and is currently on staff at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fargo. She has also served several congregations in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ann and her husband Peter reside in Fargo with their three children, Emily, Nathan and Lydia.

As one of the Grief Support Coordinators, Ann feels privileged to help grieving individuals and families with support and resources as they begin the difficult journey to learn to live without their loved one.

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Sonja Kjar
Sonja KjarBoulger Funeral Home

Sonja Kjar is serving at Boulger’s as one of the Grief Support Coordinators. Sonja graduated from high school in Bloomington, MN. In 1986 she graduated from Luther College, Decorah, IA and later from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. She is an ordained Lutheran (ELCA) pastor (since 1996) and is board certified (since 2006) through the Association of Professional Chaplains. She has served in congregations and hospitals in Eastern North Dakota since 1996.

Sonja lives in Fargo with her husband Brad, and their three children: Annika, Anders and Kai.

Currently, Sonja also works on staff at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo.

One of Sonja’s favorite quotes is, ” A child old enough to love is old enough to mourn.” (Alan Wolfelt)

Because grief and loss are realities in life, she appreciates being able to walk with people, even if only for a time, as they live with life’s losses.

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Office Managers

Beulah Rustad
Beulah Rustad
Corky Bjorklund
Corky BjorklundWildeman-Boulger Funeral Home
Lavonne Kozojed
Lavonne KozojedWildeman-Boulger Funeral Home
Marianne Johnson
Marianne JohnsonBoulger Funeral Home

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Nancy Ebens
Nancy Ebens

Bookkeeper

Melissa Kvislen
Melissa KvislenBoulger Funeral Home

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Partner Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel

Peter Fredrikson
Peter FredriksonFredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel

Peter is the co-owner and manager of Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred, North Dakota. He is a native of Davenport, North Dakota and currently resides there. Peter graduated from Kindred High School in 1969 and attended NDSU for two years. He graduated from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1974, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science.

Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel is a third generation funeral home. Peter’s grandfather, Peter B. Fredrikson founded Fredrikson Hardware, Machinery and Funeral Home in 1905. Peter went into partnership with Boulger Funeral Home in 1975.

Peter is a member of Davenport Lutheran Church, the Cass County Historical Society and of Davenport Lions Club.