Ellsworth “Ed” Dollinger, 73, Fargo passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Essentia Health, Fargo surrounded by family and friends.

Ed was born July 4, 1940 in Venturia, North Dakota to Walter and Lea (Aman) Dollinger. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1958. He married Janice Medenwald on September 7, 1963 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Hankinson, ND. Ed was a baker by trade, helping Steve Dahl open Dahl’s SuperValu, now Hornbacher’s Express.

Ed enjoyed bowling and fishing, but his main passion was stock car racing. Ed was instrumental in starting       Minn-Kota Racing Association at West Fargo. After many years of racing, he then was 1 of 5 partners in buying and renovating Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice, Fargo; children, Mark (Linda) Dollinger, Minneapolis, MN, Teresa Dollinger, West Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law, Laura Dollinger, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, David Dollinger, Minneapolis, MN, Kayleigh Dollinger, Minneapolis, MN, Erica Dollinger, Fargo, ND; siblings, Marylin (friend Steve Reeser) Thompson, El Sobrante, CA, Ron (friend Gerry Murphy) Dollinger, Mesa, AZ, Don (Jean) Dollinger, Cheyenne, WY, Karen (Dale) Walker, Belgium, WI, Debra (Jerry) Brossart, Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, son, Scott, infant sister, Darlene and nieces, Jennifer O’Meara Anderson and Jamie Brossart.

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