Charles "Chuck" Sauvageau

Chuck's Live Streamed Memorial Mass can be viewed below starting at 9:30 AM (we are reliant on the wi-fi connection in the church. If something happens to that connection, the service is being recorded and it will be posted at a later date:
Chuck's Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below:
Charles Sauvageau was born in Fargo on September 4, 1940, to George and Marie Sauvageau and grew up on the family farm south of Fargo. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon returning to Fargo he earned degrees from Moorhead State University in Food and Beverage Management and Criminal Justice. He was a member of the local law enforcement community, the food and beverage industry, and the military for the next 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marian, and his daughters and their families: Kara and Edward Careaga, Grayson and Ryan, and Renne and Jeremy Leiviska, Ben, Peach, and Gabe. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Fritz. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Jerry Desotel, brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Char Sauvageau, and brother-in-law, Jack Fritz. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or your local hospice. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:30 P.M. Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 2, 2022 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND. Interment with full military honors: St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Wild Rice, ND. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at

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  1. Sharon, Sorry for the loss of your Brother.
    Hold on tight to all the fond memories you have of him.
    RIP Great Soldier.

  2. Marion, Kara, and Renne and your families. So sorry to hear about uncle Chuck, during these difficult times. No matter how it is always very difficult. But you all have very memorable times some remember all the good memories. Uncle Chuck is know resting peace with his family.
    My prayers are with you all and RSP uncle.
    Jeff and Wendy Desotel

  3. I served with Chuck at the US Navy Reserve Center in Fargo for several years. He advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer and was a highly respected leader. Chuck was a Good Man and a Good Shipmate,
    RIP Brother, we have the watch.

  4. Chuck and I were members of the 1982 class of Chief Petty Officers in Fargo even though we both retired long ago from the Navy, Chuck was a brother. Gary Nolte SMC USNR

  5. WOW, what a shock! Hadn’t talked to Chuck since we moved to the Black Hills. We used to go to Randy’s on South Univ. for coffee now and then. Sometimes I’d see him at the indoor range. Such a fantastic pistol shot he was. He was so proud of his service in the Marines and would talk of it often. I served with Chuck on the Fargo PD. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, old friend.

  6. Spent a year at the Naval Reserve Center in Fargo back in 1980. Knew Chuck there, though the liquor business, and bail bonding. RIP Chuck

  7. Dear Marian and family,
    I am so sorry in the loss of Chuck. These are difficult years in our life journeys. Hope that you are well. Nate and I have moved into a senior independent apartment and are dealing with our health issues. I just read that Dixie Fjeld died. She was too young. Good teacher and friend!
    God bless you and family
    Charlotte Christensen Johnson

  8. Having known this Marine as a Chief in the Navy Reserves, as a fellow Law Enforcement Officer and as a businessman, I salute his dedication to each of these vocations. My prayers are with his family. Rest In Peace. Fair winds and following seas. You have served with honor.

  9. Marian, Kara, Renne and family. I’m so sorry to hear of Chuck passing on. I was just thinking of him and it brought such a huge smile on my face. I hope all of you are doing well. Farewell and following seas Shipmate. We have the watch.

  10. Chuck and I knew each other from the EOD days….I was with the NDANG EODm and Chuck with the Cass County Sheriff’s office. Enjoyed our discussions…..which included those at the “B”, back in the day. Sorry for your loss. RIP Chuck!

  11. Marian, you and Chuck are among my favorite relatives. I loved my conversations with Chuck about so many things when my mother, Marjorie, and I stayed with you when we visited the Fargo / Colfax area. My heart goes out to you, Marian, and to your lovely children and grandchildren. Time marches on but we can hold on to our memories of the good times we had together. God bless you, Marian.

  12. A great friend it was an honor and privilege to know. Dedicated to our country and his community and served both proudly. He was very proud of his daughters, their accomplishments and families. He spoke of them every time we talked.

  13. Dear grandpa I wish you could be right here standing with me at this second.You were the BEST GRANDPA EVER like when you got me the RED RIDER for Christmas I loved it it was the best gift I’ve ever gotten and the other gift that you got me for your last Christmas that was the pocket knife that had my initials on it.l Ioved when you got ice cream at the store for me ,love your grandson Gabe.

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