Edward W. Price

edward w. price

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.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Edward was a wonderful man. All of his friends at Paradiso will miss him. Love and our prayers to the family and his beautiful wife, Geraldine.

  2. Valley City ND
    We send our condolences to the Price family. We are so sorry about Ed’s death. Alex and Ed were first cousins. Ed’s mother, Leopoldina Schlegel and Alex’s father, Joe Schlegel, from Fingal, were twins.
    Ed’s mother, Leopoldina, had 11 children and Alex’s father, Joe, had 14 children.
    We are sorry we never got to know Ed’s wife and children.

  3. St. Paul Gerry, I am grateful that my brothers and I saw you and Ed this last September. You were very welcoming and Ed seemed glad to talk for awhile. It was a beautiful fall afternoon. Ed had a way of laughing that I will always remember. I have a memory of Ed shooting baskets out at the farm with my father, Robert, his brother, and their talking about fixing something at the farmhouse the house that was their, and all of their siblings’ birthplace. Memories and time. My best and prayers for you, Kevin, Julie and Lisa.

  4. Dear Geri, Kevin, Lisa, Julie and families:
    We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband/Dad. Mr. Price was such a dear friend of my Dad and both Ed and Geri and their kids family friends over the years. Mr. Price was a very kind, congenial and caring man and a good, good friend to my Dad in his later years and illness. The memories of him and Geri and all your family over the years are treasured. Please know our thoughts and prayers surround you at this time of loss. We know Ed so deserves his heavenly reward and hope you find comfort in knowing you have a beautiful tie to heaven!
    With love and sympathy,
    Jane, Pat and family

  5. minot ndDear Geri, I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Many thoughts and prayers to you and the whole family during this difficult time. Ed was a wonderful man and I enjoyed getting to know both you and him at Applebees several years ago. Big hugs to you!
    With love-
    (The old Applebees fargo north manager)

  6. Valley City ND
    Ed, like my other uncles in his family, had to deal with cancer in his last days or years. I was sorry to hear of his death even though it was expected.

  7. Prof Price was my advisor at NDSU. I graduated with a BSME in 1967. He was a wonderful teacher and always had time to help after office hours.

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