Edward W. Price
January 10, 1929 ~ November 8, 2014
Edward W. Price, 85, Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was born on January 10, 1929 to Frank and Leopoldina (Schlegel) Price in Fingal, ND. In 1946, he graduated from Fingal High School. Following graduation, Ed helped out on the family farm and played in a local band.
In 1951, he enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean War until 1953. After being honorably discharged, he attended NDSU where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1957 and a Master’s Degree in 1958.
On August 25, 1962 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Beckerleg at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo. They made their home and raised their three children in Fargo.
Ed taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at NDSU for 36 years and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1997.
He was a member of the North Dakota Professional Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society, and the American Legion. Ed was also a longtime member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a strong supporter of the Fargo Catholic Schools.
Ed enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, and watching Bison football. He cherished the time he spent watching his grandchildren participate in their many activities.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; son, Kevin (Stacy) Price, Richmond, VA; daughters, Lisa Schmidt, Fargo, ND; Julie (Justin) Welch, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Katy Rose Price, Posy Price, Molly Schmidt, Ryan Schmidt, Michael Welch, Joseph Welch; sisters, Laura (Clinton) Stowman, Valley City, ND; Betty (Jerry) Wavra, Fargo, ND; and brother, Alfred Price, Fingal, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rudolph, Lawrence, Victor, and Robert Price; sisters, Eleanor Price, Esther Hovda, and Mary Price.