Carole Ziegler

carole ziegler
Carole was delivered into the arms of her loving Savior on May 2, 2017 at the Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo. Carole Evonne Ulven was born on March 18, 1938 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Clarence and Edith (Kile) Ulven. She grew up on the family farm near Christine, ND where she received her education graduating from Christine High School. Carole attended Concordia College in Moorhead as well as Dakota Business College in Fargo. Carole was united in marriage to Gilbert Ziegler on March 17, 1963 at Richland Lutheran Church near Walcott, ND. Together they made their home in Fargo where they raised their son. Carole worked for Hecktner Insurance in Fargo and later for Northern States Power Company in Fargo. She made her career at Diagnostic Medical Systems in Fargo where she worked for 27 years until her retirement. She kept busy following her retirement by working part-time at the Longfellow School cafeteria in Fargo, a job she truly enjoyed. Carole will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a good friend to many. She was the caregiver for all of her family and loved serving them. Many conversations and memories were shared while enjoying her wonderful cookies, bars and coffee. She loved making the Holidays the most wonderful time for her family. Her home was always filled with food, laughter and love. Carole loved playing horseshoe and was inducted to the North Dakota Hall of Fame along with her husband. She also enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, camping trips, traveling, and occasional trips to the casino. Carole very much enjoyed life. Carole is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Gilbert of Fargo; her son, Todd (Brenda) Ziegler of Parker, CO; her two beloved grandchildren – Stephanie (Dalton) Bradford of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Tyler (Allie) Ziegler of Fort Collins, CO; her great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Bradford; her adored sister, Geri (Myron) Lauritsen of Wheatland, ND; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 PM Saturday at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo – with a gathering one hour prior BURIAL: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND In lieu of flowers, Carole wishes that any donations be made to the Hope Lutheran Church Foundation.

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  1. Gil and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Carole was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her, bowling with her and watching her throw horseshoes. Heaven has received another angel.

    Julie Wang

  2. I worked with Carole at Diagnostic Medical Systems. Carole was truly a wonderful person. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I do remember her delicious baked sweets she would bring to the office for everyone to enjoy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kathy Tollerud

  3. Gil, Todd and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Carole at DMS for many years, we sat by each other and spent many hours talking, (while working of course) about Todd and his adventures. She was always so kind to everyone, she came to work everyday with a smile on her face.
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time, may your loving memories of Carole guide you through the difficult days ahead.

  4. Zeke you and your family have our Deepest Sympathy. Willis and Ruth Stebleton Seeley Lake, Montana

  5. Sorry to hear of Carols passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Gil,Todd and family. We have many memories of times together at McKinly School, hockey games and camping together. God bless her memory. Paul & Barb Rudh

  6. What a wonderful lady. I enjoyed visiting with her over the years. She will be missed.

  7. Gil, Carole is going to be greatly missed; she was a lovely, caring person. I’d already missed competing against her at tournaments the past few years since she’d quit pitching. She was fun to pitch with and enjoyable to be around.

  8. We have missed our Bright Ray of Sunshine for the last couple years on the Oak Grove Horseshoe Pits. She might not have felt like throwing but she was there to support her RRVMHSL when she could. She is now throwing ringers with her Golden horseshoes in Heaven. Mine and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Gi, Todd and Family from the Red River Valley Mixed Horseshoe League. Rest in Peace.

  9. O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.

  10. Gil I just found out about Carole and I`m so sorry to hear about her passing.She always had such a wonderful attitude and sense of humor.I will definately miss her around the courts and tournaments she was always willing to help out with anything to be done.She always had a great atitude win or lose.She really enjoyed herself playing and talking to everyone who watched or played the game. We know she is in a better place now.Maybe her and my dad are playing a game now.Take care Gil and may God bless you in this time of sorrow.

  11. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Carole’s family and friends. I would like to share a beautiful hope that we could all look forward too. God promises the day will come where we will once again be reunited with our loved ones on a peaceful earth (John 5:28,29) yes, once again you may enjoy carols cookies, bars and coffee along with her heartwarming company.

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