Darrold Engel, 78 of West Fargo, died, November 29, 2021, at Sanford Health. My beloved husband, it deeply saddens me, but the time has come for me to say goodbye. First, I want to thank you for the 33 years 9 months we shared our lives. It was an honor to be your wife. We never took each for granted, having renewed our vows 5 times during our time together and never going to bed or leaving each other without an “I love you”. When Darrold would want a kiss, he would say to me “my lips are dry”. Your standard background includes being born August 12, 1943, in Eureka, SD. You and your younger brother Jim raised yourselves in the Venturia/Ashley, ND area. You graduated from Ashley High School in 1961. You joined the Navy during Vietnam from 1961 to 1964. You held a variety of jobs in your adult life. Stop-n-Go on 12 Avenue North was where we met. You exceeded all goals that were set by you and for you. I was always so proud of you. You faced all of life’s challenges without complaint and with a strong faith in God and love of family. We know how much you loved us, and we loved you as well. Left behind is me-your wife Alice; two children-Joseph Darrold Engel, Rhonda Engel Bauer (Scott), granddaughter Carly Bauer and grandson of the heart, Austin Hiltwein, also left behind is brother James Engel in Washington State. COVID stole your body from me but will never steal my memories and love. It is sad that Darrold did his part to protect others from this devas ting illness but unfortunately did not receive the same courtesy. Masks are mandatory. We ask those who are not vaccinated to please join us via livestream. This was Darrold’s wish. A Funeral Service with full Military Honors will be at 2 PM, Friday, December 10, 2021, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneral home.com.

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  1. Rest in peace Darrold.
    Thank you Alice for your memories and your thoughtful words of your time and life together.
    Peace be with you.

  2. So sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Rhonda and my mother knew Darrell from Stop N Go and mutual friends. We thank him for his service. He will be truly missed. Prayers to the family.

  3. So sorry for your loss and Joe’s loss.With time and fond memories to reflect on you will get through this.Gods blessings

  4. So sorry for your loss mom, Sorry Joe for the loss of your daddy.
    May his soul rest in eternal peace.

  5. I’m so sorry for the loss. Anyone with such a loving wife, children and grandchildren was a wonderful person. I want to thank him for doing his part in keeping the vulnerable safe, and I’m so sorry that the same courtesy wasn’t extended. Hugs for everyone affected.

  6. Rest in Peace Darrold– Having worked on the family farm for my family when you were young to you walking up to my yard when I lived at 1350 10th Ave. S. in Fargo because I looked like my Aunt Donna you remembered. It was great to have spent time with you as a neighbor and friend. We had many good days and evenings playing cards with you and Alice. And then to have the honor of singing at your daughter, Rhonda’s wedding. You are now at peace and having fun with no restrictions. Till we all meet again! Prayers of good memories to James, Alice, Rhonda, Scott, Joey and other family and friends.

  7. Alice ,So sorry to hear of the loss of Darrold , in meeting him in the clinic he was a very kind man. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Dear Alice and Joseph; Sorry, I will not be attending. I had been to NP and my blood work showed elevated White Blood Cells. I do not wish to expose you something, even though we don’t know what. I will watch on line. Brenda

  9. A beautiful and powerful service for a good, faith-filled, gentle-man. “Either way I win,” and Darrold has won INDEED!
    With love and prayers,
    Barb & Todd

  10. Sincere Condolences Alice. So very sorry for your loss. ,May your loving memories lift your spirit and forever put a smile on your face. Take care and Gof bless.

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