Charles Frisch

charles frisch

Charles (Chuck) Frisch, 80, Fargo, ND died February 7, 2017.  Chuck was born on October 4, 1936 to Freddie & Helen Frisch in Ashley ND where he graduated from high school. Chuck attended North Dakota State University, where he was a member of Kappa PSI graduating in 1958 with a B.S. in Pharmacy.

Chuck married his sweetheart and best friend, Arleen Bauer (Eureka, SD) on September 27, 1958. Together they raised three children in Moorhead, MN, where Chuck was a pharmacist at Foss Drug. In 1981, they opened Dakota Pharmacy in Hettinger, ND and worked side by side, made many good friends and have fond memories. In 2001 they retired and relocated to Fargo, ND.

Chuck was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed a lifetime of hunting and fishing with his friends, sons-in-law and grandsons.  He spent many rewarding hours tending his garden. Chuck and Arleen were proud Bison Team Makers and NDSU supporters.  Chuck also enjoyed spending time with his family, playing bridge, bowling, reading, and closely following the Boston Red Sox.  They belonged to Hope Lutheran Church of Fargo.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Arleen, his daughters, Kristi (Jay) Kirkeby of Fargo ND; Stacey (John) Eichenberger of Burnsville, MN; and son, John Frisch of Fargo, ND.  He is also survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Helen Frisch; his brother, Bruce (Vi) Frisch; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie; and treasured hunting companion, Pepper.

Services will be held at Boulger Funeral Home at 123 10th Street South, Fargo, ND, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Visitation will be from 1-2pm followed by a memorial service at 2pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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  1. So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. I remember his smiling face at the store and his positive outlook on life. He will be missed. Thinking of all of you and thanking God for being with you duringvthis stressful time. Elke

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Arlene and family. So sorry for your loss. We are going to miss seeing Chuck sitting on his stool in the garden tending his tomatoes.

  3. Please know my sorrow for your loss and that you’re in my prayers. I hope that you will be able to find comfort and share often the happy memories of such a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather. Sincerely, Marilyn

  4. Arleen, Kristi, Stacey and John and your families,
    Thinking of all of you and send my deepest sympathy on the loss of Chuck. Wishing you all peace as you feel his loss and recall many wonderful memories with him.

  5. Kirkeby Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have heard so many great stories about Chuck. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers! unfortunately we wont be able to make it to the funeral, but if you need anything at all you have our number. Love you guys!

    Alex, Haley, Blair, and Murphy

  6. sorry to hear of chuck passing.What a wonderful friend and family man.May God bless you and your family especially at this time.

  7. Sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He and Arlene were good friends when Lottie and I lived in Hettinger. One of my favorite memories of Chuck was the time we were out hunting and he left his shotgun leaning on the back of the vehicle. We drove off and then he realized he didn’t have it. Fortunately, we were able to find it, and we hadn’t run over it either. My heart goes out to you Arlene.

  8. Our sympathy goes out to you, Arleen and family. We remember both you and Chuck and your welcoming smiles when we would go Dakota Pharmacy. May God bless you.

  9. Arlene and family, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. i missed you guys when you moved to Fargo. You were always so much fun in Dakota Pharmacy. May God hold you in his loving arms in this sorrowful time.

  10. Arlene and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you all. Love Chuck and Colette Ahmann and Jan Braaten.

  11. So sorry to hear of Chuck’s sudden passing. We’re in AZ and Ted Gladden called to tell us. Thinking of you Arlene and family, may God give you comfort and peace during this time. Enjoyed knowing Chuck as a fellow pharmacist and filling in for him at the store. Our sympathy. Jim and Susan Hallen

  12. Oh my! I think his dry humor and that sly smile will always be remembered and he used to tease me about coming in just to read the cards! Bless you Arleen!

  13. Arlene and family, we send our prayers and sympathy to you. Remembering the many good memories of you in He ttinger.

  14. Arleen, you and Chuck were so very kind to our family when we moved to Hettinger. There were many days where we would pull up to your store with the stroller and you would welcome us in with a smile and open arms, even though we had little people in tow and you had many beautiful and breakable items on display. I always enjoyed chatting with you two. You were always busy but took the time to express your true friendliness. You were very missed when you left that community and Chuck will be greatly missed by many because he was an outstanding man. You and your family are in our thoughts, memories and prayers.

  15. Dearest Frisch Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    If it wasn’t for Chuck & Arleen Frisch I would never be so lucky to have a life long friend in their daughter Kristi.
    I will always be grateful for that.
    With much love,
    Julie (Dailey) Buck

  16. Our Sincerest Condolences. He was much loved and respected. What a wonderful thing that even those of us way out in California on hearing of his passing our first thoughts and words were of how much we liked Chuck and how nice he was. Best wishes to all his family.

  17. I just looked at the ACR online and saw that Chuck had passed away. We were sad to read the news. Our thoughts are with you, Arleen, and all of your family. Chuck and Skip Tatro

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