Dr. O.G. Askland, 84, of Fargo died Monday, March 8, 2010 at Elim Care Center under the care of Hospice.

 ODean Gerald Askland was born June 18, 1925 to Luther and Maylo (Anderson) Askland, on the family farm near Reader, ND.  He graduated from high school in Bycyrus, ND.  Shortly following graduation, he entered the Navy Air Corp V-5 Program.  He was discharged in 1946 and pursued his pre-chiropractic education at NDSU before graduating from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  He continued his post-graduate education at Northwestern Chiropractic College in Minneapolis, MN. 

 ODean met his life-long companion, Lorraine Thorson, in Harwood, ND.  They were married on Valentine's Day, 1948.  After college, they moved to Fargo, ND where he opened his chiropractic practice.  After eighteen years, ODean and his brother Thomas designed and built a new clinic in 1967.  He practiced for forty years and retired in 1991.

 He is survived by his wife, Lorraine and daughters, Shanda Askland, Upper Cormorant, MN and Lonna (Michael) Rinke, Fargo, ND; four grandchildren, Tara (Brannon) Kadrie, Taya (Brian) Fischer, Bret and Dana Rinke; brother, Dr. Thomas (Mavis) Askland, Fargo, ND; sister, Dr. Patrice (Dr. Al) Toensing, Tucson, AZ. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly (Bonnie) Stephens.

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  1. Buckley WAWhen I was growing up, we lived across the street from Dr. Askland and his family. He was a kind, generous man and forty five years later, we still speak of him fondly. My heart is with your family at this time. Marcie (Aberle) Neuman

  2. Hawley MN
    Chiropractic lost a good man and a pioneer. 40 years! Wow! We’ve put in only 10. Dedicated man for sure. We only hope we can make it that long. Sorry for your loss and we’ll be praying for you all.

  3. Mooorhead MN
    My deepest sympathy
    to the family. I was a patient of Dr. O.G. many years ago. Not only was he a super
    chiropractor but his stories were very entertaining!
    I actually looked forward to a treatment. I remember his story of how El Cano Dr was named and how he laughed as he was telling it. Again, my deepest sympathy on the loss of a very warm person.

  4. Oregon City OregonLonna,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the loss of your father. He was a kind mind and a great doctor that many of us in the Hovi family had the pleasure of experiencing first hand. Even my grandmother loved him. May you find comfort and strength in all of the special memories you have of him.
    Take care and God Bless.
    Sharon and family

  5. Fargo N DLorrie,Shanda, Lonna,Tara and the rest of the family. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Dean will always be missed.

  6. Mesa AZ
    .Dear Shanda,
    Our deepest condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your father. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May your percious memories and the kind thoughts and words of those who care comfort you at this difficult time.
    “Your father will live on in your hearts forever”. GOD’S BLESSINGS.

    Our Love and cares.
    Shirley and Jack

  7. Devils Lake Our thoughts and prayers are with O.G. and his family. O. G. was a true pioneer of the chiropractic profession in North Dakota
    and he will be missed.

  8. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayer are with you today Tara and the rest of the family. Just take one day at a time and the days will get easier. He’s in gods hands and resting peacefully.

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