December 17, 1944 ~ February 21, 2013
Carol Lee Bernhardt, 68, Fargo, passed away February 21, 2013 at home surrounded by family, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Carol was born on December 17, 1944 in Fargo, to Edwin and Irene (Stevens) Brandvold. She grew up in Moorhead, MN and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1962. She married Francis “Frank” Bernhardt on May 25, 1963 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead.
Carol had a variety of jobs, before getting her real estate license. She sold real estate for Encore Realty, where she worked for several years. She later worked for the Title Company before starting Bernhardt Sheet Metal Inc. with her husband.
She enjoyed raising farm animals and gardening on their hobby farm, and playing horse shoes in her spare time. Carol loved to spend time at Crystal Lake with her family at their cabin. She had a wonderful sense of humor that will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
She is survived by her three sons, Brad (Linda), Dave (Deb), Jeff (Cindy); her siblings, John (Marion) Brandvold, Mary Hodny, and Elvina “Beanie” Johnson; four grandchildren, Bryce, Cody, Katie, and Amber; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; her sisters, Lorraine Westensee, Dolores Sauvageau; and her brother, Richard Brandvold.