August 30, 1933 ~ January 19, 2023

Born in: Gackle, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Edmond’s service will be live streamed below starting at 2 p.m. at January 27, 2023.

On January 19, 2023 our wonderful and loving Dad and Husband took his guardian angel’s hand and started walking the farm field road home to Heaven where he can forever check the wheat fields, care for his cattle, and feed the chickens. He will be met at the pasture gates by the many family pets over the years that have already crossed the rainbow bridge.

Edmond Mayer was born August 30, 1933 on the family farm near Gackle, North Dakota to Lydia (Miller) and Gustav Mayer. He was the oldest of three children.

Edmond is survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years, Wiltraud, daughters Ernestine (Wayne) Lepper – Hawley, MN and Renate Marquette (Rich Curfman) – Moorhead, MN, son Manfred Mark – Grand Forks, ND, grand children Justin Marquette (Kirsten Henagin) – Moorhead, MN; Alexander Marquette – Grand Forks, ND; and Lindsey (Kolten) Adolphsen – Moorhead, MN; sister Irene Martin – West Fargo, ND; sister-in-law Carol (Roger) Azzam – Chicago, IL; sister-in-law Kuni Joa – Freidberg, Hessen Germany; several nieces and nephews in the United States and Germany.

Edmond was preceded in death by his son Arnold; brother Marvin; and his parents.

He attended a one room schoolhouse until the 8th grade obtaining his G.E.D. later in life. He enlisted into the US Army in 1956. After basic training, he was stationed at Freidberg, Hessen Germany as a language translator. It was there that he met his wife. He earned an honorable discharge in 1961 and returned to the US with his family settling to Fargo, ND. He began working for the US Postal Service in 1963 as a postal clerk/mail handler for 30+ years. After “retiring”, Edmond owned and operated Mayer Lawn Service and Snow Removal for another twenty years as well as owning rental homes which he remodeled and maintained himself until going into Lilac Homes in 2020.

Dad was truly a “Jack of all Trades” and it amazed us how much he learned on his own through reading (no YouTube or Google to refer to) and trial & error. In addition to remodeling his rental properties, he helped and taught us kids how to repair our own homes helping all four of us with major remodeling and repairs throughout the years. Oh the quality time we were able to spend with Dad! He also enjoyed playing Cribbage and Pinochle every Sunday with the grand kids around the kitchen table, reading from his very large collection of Reader’s Digest and National Geographic Magazines, and reading the daily Fargo Forum. He knew everything about current events as reading was very important to him and enjoyed a good hardy conversation with anyone and everybody about what was going on in the world. He never judged anyone’s opinion (at least not in front of them) and “Oh the patience that man had” was remarkable!

He was also a dedicated volunteer & blood donor for United Blood Services reaching the 20-gallon blood donation club – which is quite feat. Other areas he volunteered is with The Postal Family Federal Credit Union on the board of directors as well as many years with the American Postal Worker’s Union as secretary-treasurer.

We will always love you and miss you Dad!

We want to express our DEEPEST GRATITUDE to the ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL people at Lilac Homes Memory Care, Moorhead for the love and care they gave our Father for the past 2+ years. His bond with Joyce, Brittany, and Amy in particular was amazing and we will always consider you family in our hearts. Thank you for everything you have done for our Dad!

Services

Funeral Service - Friday: January 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo
1011 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Visitation - Friday: January 27, 2023 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo
1011 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

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  1. Wiltraud Ernestine, Manfred, Renate and grandchildren. We are so sorry to hear of Edmond’s death. You will all miss him but we pray that God would grant you Peace, Blessings and Comfort in these days and the days to come.

  2. Mayer family
    Ed was an amazing man memories
    of him at PO & Postal cr union doing
    lawn care
    condolences to all of your family

  3. Renate and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful guy, and I’m sure he will be missed. May your spirits be comforted by your many memories of such a wonderful man.

  4. Wiltraud Ernestine, Manfred, Renate and grandchildren. I am so sorry to hear of Edmond’s death
    Edmond was quite a bit older than I was. My brother Norman Lang was closer in age. But what I do remember at family gatherings was he smiled alot and was very kind. My prayers are with you as uou grieve Edmonds death.

  5. Wiltraud, Ernestine, Manfred, Renate and grandchildren,

    So sorry for your loss! Edmond was a wonderful gentleman, who would do everything in his power to make people happy. I greatly enjoyed the time I was able to spend with him two summers ago and at the Frying Pan. He will be missed. Praying for your and your family as you deal with your loss.

    Love, Grant

  6. Wiltraud and family
    Sorry to hear of Edmond’s passing. In 1960 I was in the Army stationed in Hanau. A friend with a car and I made a trip to Friedberg and visited with you and Edmond. You probably won’t remember that. I don’t remember many details of the visit either. But I’ve always thought of that visit as one of the highlights of my time spent in Germany. Prayers for you your family. May he rest in peace.
    Ed

  7. I was truly saddened to hear of your loss. Ed was such a kind, gentle, knowledgeable person who had my great respect! He was a fabulous neighbor to my parents and the memories fill my heart with happiness. Prayers to you and your family during this challenging time. Jean nelson

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