Carla Fachini

carla fachini

Carla Jean Fachini, 59, died at her home in Horace, ND on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.Carla Fachini was born on September 27, 1951 in Chisholm, MN to Eugene and Carol (Walker) Fachini.  She grew up and attended school in Chisholm, graduating in 1969.She attended Hibbing Vo-Tech in the summer of 1969.  From 1969 to 1970 she attended Hibbing State Community College.  In June of 1970, she moved to Minneapolis where she worked at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychology until June of 1976.  Carla moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1976 and worked at the Harvard University School of Business until July of 1977 when she moved to Fargo.In Fargo, Carla worked as administrative secretary for Temple Beth El from August of 1977 to February of 1995.  On September 1. 1990, she was married to Luther Fragodt and moved to Horace, ND.  She worked as a Field Representative for Market Source, Inc. from January 1996 and as a bookkeeper for Steam Brothers of Fargo and at Rent-All of Fargo Moorhead from 1996 and for the Rourke Art Gallery and Museum of Moorhead from December 1977 until she became disabled. After her disability, Carla spent her good  times cooking, gardening and keeping in close touch with her many, many friends and family members.Carla Fachini is survived by her husband Luther Fragodt of Horace, her father Gene in Las Vegas NV, her sisters Gail (James) Mlatchnik and Kim Fachini also of Las Vegas, and many cousins, family members and friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother Carol, and her beloved grandparents Ann and Carl Fachini.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. Cougar WADear family of Carla – I was so sorry to hear of Carla’s passing. I, too, saw her rarely over the years since we graduated, but can immediately recall her laugh and ready smile. May you all feel her peacefulness.

  2. Fargo ND
    I met Carla in December of 1982 when we both joined Professional Secretaries International. We have been friends ever since. The meetings were so much fun when sitting next to Carla! A few months ago I told Carla how much I appreciated the time she took writing the cards she had sent to me. She was a friend that could really share your joyous moments and your sad moments. Carla had a wide-range of friends and enjoyed getting them all together and having a party! Luther, you have always been there for Carla – you are a wonderful person. I will miss you Carla but know you are in a better place.

  3. Side Lake Minnesota
    So sad about Carla! We will miss her so much. She was the glue that kept our group of “girls” together, and she raised friendship to an art form. Carla took her friendships very seriously, never forgetting a birthday or special event. As ill as she often was, she made the effort to stay in touch with her many, many friends and her family. We will miss her distinctive laugh and her dimpled smile. My deepest condolences to her father and sisters Gayle and Kim. And most of all, my condolences to her husband, Luther. Carla could not have had a more devoted soul mate.

    I wish I could be at the funeral, but the winter storm precludes that, so will be there in spirit. –Love, Kerry

  4. Victorville CAOur deepest condolences to Carla’s immediate and extended family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Hudson New YorkDear Luther,
    I truly am at a loss for words. I loved my Carla and I can hardly imagine a world where I won’t hear her voice or laughter again.
    Her spirit and love of life were boundless as was the depth of her friendship. I met Carla in 1970. We shared a ton of adventures. I always thought there would be a little more time for us but it’s run out now.
    My heart aches.
    I will so miss you, Carla.
    Be peaceful and without pain, at last.
    My deepest sympathy to Luther, Gail, Kim and everyone who shared a love of Carla’s unique personality.
    Love to you Car.

  6. I will always remember Carla’s wonderful laugh. She had such a big heart, and brought joy to all who knew her. My prayers are with you Luther, and the Fachini family.

    Jane, Don and family

  7. cooperstown n.d.Carla was my friend for 31 yrs,she never once missed my birthday, that is remarkable,I,m mourning the loss of good friend, she taught me what loyalty to friendship is all about, a more honest person I have never met-you always how she felt about everything,Luther my thoughts and prayers are with you, may her strength be upon you at this time. She had a remarkable amount of Class about her

  8. Roseau, MN
    We were so sorry to hear about Carla.
    Our hearts are never ready to let go even when our loved ones are in pain. She was a brave and courageous lady.

    I do want you to know that Mike and I thought you were a very kind and attentive husband when we met you at our class reunion last summer.

    I only saw Carla at reunions but she was so nice to everybody and had alot of pizazz in high school.

    We trust all the memories will be sweet to those who knew her.

  9. Marco Island floridaTo Luther and the Fachini family-
    How sorry I am to lose my sweet cousin Carla. I will miss her wonderful Christmas letters and will always remember our younger, playful days. She had so much Italian spirit and joy of life! God bless you Carla, as you join your Mom, Autie Dolores, Autie Elenore and Grandma and Grandpa.
    Love – Carol & Bill

  10. Sheldon ND
    Luther- I am thinking of you and praying that you may be showered with the strength that Carla showed everyday. God be with you.

  11. Cleveland Heights Ohio
    Our entire family has always loved and
    appreciated the genuine and unconditional
    friends Carla and Luther were to John.
    Luther, please know we are thinking of
    you as you grieve your loss of Carla

    Love – all the Iannones and Giffords.

  12. Las Vegas NVI will truly miss my beloved sister, Carla Jean, as we have been so close thru thick and thin. I love you Carla, you can now rest in peace and are with our mother in heaven…love, your sister, Gail Ann

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