Avis Sigmund

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Avis Leona (Berg) Sigmund, 77, passed away on January 7, 2023 at her home in Fargo, ND.

Avis was born on February 23, 1945 to Lyal Edwin Berg & Josie Mildred (Hammer) Berg at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. She grew up in Colfax, graduating from Colfax High School in 1963. After High School, Avis went to New York Hairstyling Academy in Fargo, ND, receiving her license in Cosmetology. Avis worked at Madonna’s Salon in Wahpeton, ND & DeLendrecies Hair Salon in Fargo, ND. Avis was united in marriage to Jacob Sigmund on March 15, 1971 in Las Vegas, NV. She has since lived in Fargo, ND, Detroit Lakes, MN, Castle Rock, CO, Ft. Collins, CO and lastly moved back to Fargo, ND. Avis was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. She enjoyed playing tennis in younger years, and loved caring for their home, lawn, and flowers. In later years, Avis enjoyed learning and playing bridge. The gatherings held at their Detroit Lakes lake home were very special times- especially for family.

Avis is survived by her sister Ione (Robert) Wiltsey of Hawley, MN; brother Allen (Debbie) Berg of Fargo, ND, nieces & nephew-Melissa, Ashley (Ben) Myhre, and Michael, and 4 great nieces and nephews ; sister Sandra (Terry) Evenson-Hagen of Bemidji, MN, daughter Sarah Evenson, and  daughter Abby, Jennifer Tomlinson and son Levi, and Kelly Evenson with Avis’s little dog, Kota of Tacoma, WA; brother Loren (Dana) Berg of Casper, WY, niece Rachel (Lorenzo) Garcia & great niece Luci of Casper, WY; Avis was stepmother to 5 children with 3 remaining: Heidi (Tim) Flynn, Arvada, CO &  2 step-grandsons Patrick and Colin, and 5 step-great-grandchildren; Jake Sigmund, Denver, CO, and Linda Sigmund & step-niece Celina, El Paso, TX. Avis is also survived by 2 brothers-in-law Wilhelm (Polly) Sigmund of AZ, and children;. Rudy (Jill) Sigmund of Fargo, ND and children, Lydia, Reed, Robin & Emily and families. Avis is also survived by lifelong friend Marian Sauvageau of Fargo, ND.

Loved ones that preceded Avis in death include her husband, Jacob Sigmund, parents, Lyal and Josie Berg, Son Jon Sigmund, brother-in-law Karl Sigmund of Fargo, ND, stepchildren Mark Sigmund and Suzy
Sigmund of El Paso, TX


Visitation - Saturday: January 14, 2023 1:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Memorial Service - Saturday: January 14, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Avis was a wonderful lady that always made us feel like family! She will be missed. Now she can play Bridge in heaven with her friends, Norma and Margie!

  2. Avis and I became acquainted when she visited her Mother who was my condo neighbor. I always enjoyed her caring ways, stories and laughter My sympathy to her family.

  3. My mom Mardu was married to Bill Sigmund so that is how we became connected to Avis.
    What a beautiful soul this lady was and she will be truly missed. We all had so much fun when we would get together in CO. My deepest sympathies to her family. God’s blessings during this difficult time.

  4. Sincere sympathy to Avis’ family. I remember her family growing up in the Walcott Colfax area.

  5. Remembering when we met in 1967 and having a warm connection since. . It’s been a wonderful journey knowing you. Gods speed.
    Rudy and Jill Sigmund

  6. Although we’ve drifted, I have thought of you often over the years. I remember the little boxes you collected, your amazing cooking skills (and my favorite was your home-made red French dressing!) and our shopping adventures. Our chats were always fun while driving around in the car with either Dakota or Kota, both pups were the cutest. May you rest in peace with eternal light and give Jacob and Jon a hug!

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