Cameron Geritz

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Cameron H. Geritz, 80, Fargo passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. Cameron was born August 21, 1939 in Lakota, North Dakota to Henry and Mabel (Cash) Geritz. He graduated from Lakota High School in 1957 before attending the Wahpeton State School of Science where he earned his electrical degree. He married Carol Wald on December 29, 1960 in Napoleon, North Dakota. He worked for Electrical Builders as a lineman and Northern States Power until starting his own business in 1968, Aerial Contractors Inc. He retired in 1994. He also started AC Equipment in 1975 that he later sold. In 1980, Carol, Cameron and family purchased Little Toad Lake Campground which is still owned by the family today. He collected and restored antique John Deere Tractors and loved spending time with his family at the lake on Little Toad, his grandchildren were the light of his life and travelling with his beloved wife Carol was a highlight. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol, Fargo; children, Deanna Legge, Fargo, ND, Dale (Denise) Geritz, Casselton, ND; 4 grandchildren, Heath and Hannah Legge and Jacob and Alex Geritz; 2 sisters, Mary Jane Davis, IL, Kathy (David) Sletten, ID; brothers-in-law, Duane (Lori) Wald, Watertown, SD; Allyn (Ann) Wald, Fargo,ND; sister-in-law, Darlene Eldred, Browerville, MN; Deb Wald, Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, LaVonne and Marjorie, and his brother-in-law Tom Wald. A private live streamed memorial service will be broadcast on Boulger Funeral Home’s Website starting at 1:45 P.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo. Cameron's Live Stream can be viewed below starting at 1:45 P.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020:
Cameron's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. My prayers and thoughts are with you. It was so nice to see Deanna recently. I feel your loss.

  2. We were so sad to hear of Cam’s passing. He was a really great guy and have lots of good memories when we were at “Little Toad Campground”. Family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. Carol, Deann, Dale and family I’m holding you in my prayers and heart during this difficult time. I have many great memories of Cam and your family that I’ll always cherish. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

  4. I hate not being able to be there, but you know that we are there in spirit. We had a lot of great years working and camping together.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol, and your family. Both Allan and I have very fond memories of the whole Geritz family after camping at Little Toad Lake Campground for approximately 25 years.

  6. So sorry for your lose Carol and family. Our prayers are with you. We have so many fun memories of our time at Little Toad Lake after spending 32 years there. Cam would stop by the camper and visit and tell stories of his life. We remember knowing Dale when he was in cub scouts with Bob and when Deanna babysat for us. Cam was a very special person.

  7. Our deepest sympathies. Never easy loosing a parent. Your all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cliff and Edna Kazeck

  8. We were so blessed to know Cam and to still be a part of the little toad lake family. Our hearts go out to Carol and all family. We are praying for Cam and for the comfort of all of you. Love and Prayers Michelle Bell and family

  9. My prayers are with all of you. May you find shining light and lots of laughter in your memories. He sure was adored by many at Little Toad Lake. Big hugs to all.

  10. My family sends their sympathy to Carol and family. Cam…what a guy! Many good memories of him and the lake. My Dad,Cam,Brian,Leo and Tommy are having a great reunion. Hugs to you all.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss Carol and family. We have so many wonderful memories of your family and Little Toad Lake Campground. We started camping the year you bought the campground in 1980 when you were still looking for all the markers and Cam said just find a spot and park your self down.He came to our camper many times to just talk. Still miss those days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Cam will be missed by all! My condolences to Carol, Dale and Denise, Deanna, the grandchildren and all other family. Little Toad Lake Campgrounds will not be the same! RIP Cam..suffer no more! Hugs and prayers to all!

  13. Carol, Deanna, Dale and family. Kathy and I are sorry to hear about the Cam’s passing. All of you are in are thoughts and prayers. I sure enjoyed knowing Cam. He was a great guy. Always had a story to tell, great laugh and smile. He will be missed. God Bless your family during this difficult time.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. He is now telling his great stories as he walks with God. Love and Hugs

  15. My condolences to the Gertz family. My Father Robert Bock worked for Cam many times while he was alive, and as did I on the Canadian railroad job up on the Canadian border, and again after I got out of the Navy in 1976.. Cam was a wonderful and caring person whom I will always remember

  16. I miss our morning coffee at the Lodge. It was fun to listen to Cam tell stories. It was fun educating me on JD tractors and seeing his collection. God bless his family.

  17. You are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss. I enjoyed visiting Cam as he reminded me so much of my grandpa whom I miss. Cam was a great man and I always noticed how he enjoyed the being with the grandkids. What a life well-lived! God bless!

  18. Caro, so sorry to learn of your loss of Cam. Being a cousin and growing up with him on Hank and Mabel’s farm brings back a lot of memories. As I was part of your wedding 59 years ago in Napoleon, I remember the Christmas cheer cocktail and a beautiful Christmas wedding. Our prayers and thoughts are with you,
    De Anna and Dale at this time of sorrow. Cam was a great guy, remember all the good times you had with him.

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dale at this time. It is always hard to lose a parent.

  20. Cam was a true classic! He was smart, witty, super kind and always made you feel welcome! One of the greats that is certainly up in the heavenly realm! Prayers and warm wishes to the entire family! All the best from the Pat Traynor Family
    PS I loved his laugh😂

  21. Dale, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers at this time.

  22. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Carol Deanna and Dale your dad was a great guy to work for

  23. So sad to hear of Cam’s passing. Have great memories of visiting in Lake Havasu
    And the fun we had at Little Toad Campground! A great chili maker! His twinkle in his eye kept me suspicious of what he might be up too! Sympathy to all. Thank you sharing him with us!

  24. Our sympathies to the Geritz family as we mourn the loss of a beloved fellow John Deere collector. Cam was vice president of our club for several years and was a very active member during those years. He helped pique the interest of a few young people who are still collecting and restoring old tractors to this day, thanks to his patience and wisdom. -The Lake Agassiz Two-Cylinder Club.

  25. I’m so very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. What a Great Man! So full of Life and Energy…….The times that my children and myself spent at Little Toad Lake Campground will always be fond memories we will Cherish. God Bless Cam and his Loving and Caring Soul. Carol, Deanna, Dale & Denise and Family, Please know you are all in my thoughts and Prayers.

  26. Cam’s family – Deepest sympathies and comforting prayers during this difficult time. I remember Cam from a lifetime ago when my Dad, Jerry Orvik started working at Aerial Contractors. He was always kind and caring with the best laugh ever. What a life well lived!

  27. Carol, Kids and Grandkids,
    We are so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. He was a true gentleman and wonderful host. We have the fondest memories of our time at Little Toad Campground. Be at peace with your memories knowing Cam was one of a kind and you were all deeply loved!

  28. We wish we could be there to not only mourn but to celebrate Cam! All the great times we had with Aerial Contractors! It was our “Family”! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jerry and Jan Orvik

  29. Dear Geritz Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Cam’s passing. I had the opportunity to work for Cam at Aerial Contractors the summer before I started college (1975). I have very fond memories of that summer – learning to climb electrical poles, cut down power line, pulling the poles with the front end loader, winding the wire, and, on occasion, climbing the 100 foot poles to adjust football stadium lights. Of course, the times when Cam would drive out to take the crew out to lunch or dinner were especially great as he always had such good stories. I’ve told my wife and all of my children at one time or another about what a great job that was and how fortunate I was to have a neighbor like Cam who was willing to give me a job when I had no experience. I will always be grateful to him. Please know that you have my wife’s and my deepest sympathies and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. So sorry to hear about Cameron. Prayers going out to the family. Cliff goes back to there times in High school. Cam and Cliff graduated together.

  31. Cam has been one of our favorite people in our lives. We so enjoyed him and appreciate the opportunities, advice, friendship, and laughs he gave us. Our minds are flooded with memories of Cam and what he has meant to us and how he shaped our family’s lives. We are so sorry for his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Geritz family. He was one of a kind!

  32. Carol, Deanna and Dale – I am so sorry to hear about Cam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Although it has been a long time since I have seen you, I still recall the fun times on Edgewood Drive and the joking around and ribbings from Mr. Geritz when I was a growing up.
    May God Bless you and give you strength in this difficult time.

  33. My condolences to Carol and the family. I worked in the office with Cam at Aerial Contractors during the 1970’s. Cam was always kind and always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell!

  34. My sympathies extend out to the Geritz family during this difficult time. Cam was and will continue to serve as an inspiration in my life. I bought my first 2-cylinder John Deere when I was 12, and I didn’t know the tires from the steering wheel hardly. I was ready to give up on the whole thing, but then Cam came along. Cam approached me in a stern and business like manner and said “I’ll help you get this thing fixed up son.” It didn’t take me long to see how caring and generous of a man Cam was. We brought my tractor down to the shop at the lake and within one weekend, Cam fixed everything that I had worked on for months prior. The greatest thing he did, that I’ve come to appreciate more as the years have passed, was when we would fix one thing, he wouldn’t allow us to continue on to the next problem until I could explain back to him what the first problem was, and how to go about fixing it. He was a hard teacher, but a great one. To Cam fixing wasn’t enough though. Those that have seen Cam’s tractors knew that Cam loved his paint. Cam surprised me by painting my tractor for me. Everytime I look at that tractor, I am reminded of his generosity, patience, and care. To this day, I still attribute many of my successes and much of my tractor knowledge to Cam. As time went on, I was privileged to spend many hours with Cam at almost every tractor event within a 100 mile radius. He will definitely be missed.

  35. Jerome and Christine Schwartzenberger, Napoleon, offer their condolences to Carol and family

  36. So sorry for your loss. It was such a nice service, and we loved watching the video tribute. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cam and with you all.

  37. Carol, Mom and I would like to send you prayers at this most difficult time.May all your memories keep you in his loving arms. Jane and Linda Haine

  38. Thoughts are with your family. Cam was a funny guy at Maple View. He really talked and always had a story. He was a man of character indeed!

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