Christopher "Chris" Smykowski

Christopher “Chris” James Smykowski, 32, unexpectedly passed away, January 18, 2022, after being admitted to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND on January 16. Christopher was born January 22, 1989, to Edmund “Ed” and Becky Smykowski. Chris graduated from West Fargo High School, class of 2007. He and Suzanne (Suzy) Lien welcomed their daughter Alexa into the world, November 25, 2008. In addition to his parents, Aurora, CO, partner, and daughter, Fargo, ND, Christopher is survived by his sisters, Natasha Hagen of Fargo, ND and Paige Smykowski of Ada, MN and nephews and niece. He was preceded in death by his niece, Lillian Margaret Hagen, and maternal grandfather, Marvin Larson. Chris was known as a fun and caring soul by his friends, and the rock and jokester by his family. He enjoyed golfing, camping, bowling with his daughter, and spending what time he had with family and friends. A private family service is being held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, go to

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  1. Ed, Becky, Paige, Tasha and Alexa, My thoughts are with you and your entire family at this time. I love you all so much!

  2. Dear Suzy and Alexa:
    May the promise of our risen Lord be your strength and peace. Believe in that love and grace.

  3. Becky, Ed and family,
    Our sympathies and prayers go out to all! We are so sorry for your loss! May Chris rest in peace! Loren and Tammy Hegseth

  4. I am sorry to hear of Chris’s passing I worked with Chris when he was with Bank of the West. My heart and condolences go out to the entire family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just don’t know what to say to comfort you during such a difficult time. I know the love we share with family makes life wonderful.

  6. Praying for peace for Chris🙏My thoughts and prayers are with Suzy,Alexa & All Chris’Famiy.🙏❤️ Linda Neppl

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. I worked with Chris at Bank of the West years ago – he was my morning sunshine and put a smile on my face everyday. We miss him greatly.

  8. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Love, Our deepest sympathies. Ron and “Dorothy”

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with Chris’s family and friends. I will miss seeing Chris’s smiling face at trivia on Friday nights.

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