Gerald W. Chamberlain

gerald w. chamberlain
Gerald Wayne Chamberlain, 86, West Fargo, ND passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Gerald was born June 7, 1935 in Fargo, ND to Harold W Chamberlain and Alice Irene Abbott. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1953. He enlisted in the Air Force, serving in the North Dakota Air National Guard. He married Carol Cornelius on December 19, 1956. They made their home in Fargo, ND before moving to West Fargo. He worked at the Air National Guard from November 11, 1952 until his retirement on November 10, 1991 as a chief master sergeant. He worked as an Avionics Mechanic Supervisor. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bird watching and watching Western movies. He was incredibly skilled and handy and could be found fixing electronics and anything else that needed to be fixed. He loved spending time with his family and traveling to the black hills. He also loved to go for drives, sing, whistle his tunes and visit national parks. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol, West Fargo, ND; children, Ann (Greg) Evenson, Fargo, ND, Shelly Biever, Moorhead, MN, Steve (Gina) Chamberlain, Maple Grove, MN; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay Senf, Ryan Evenson, Amanda (Alex) Sauve, Jarred (Bree) Chamberlain, Travis (Alissa) Biever, Cydney Chamberlain, Kayla Chamberlain; 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert Swanson, Bruce Chamberlain and sister, Floriene Swanson and son-in-law, Todd Biever. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Gerald's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. I knew when I visited and stayed with y’all last July, it might be the last time I saw you on this earth. As always, with my visits from Texas, I enjoyed your humor, knowledge, and inspiration.
    In previous visits, I always looked forward to our drives around the Fargo area, and so did Ollie when he was still with us. You knew the area so well and would tell us the information of all the places we visited. It would usually begin with breakfast or we would stop somewhere for lunch. Thank you for the wonderful memories, good times, and many belly laughs!
    It makes me very sad to know you won’t be there to greet me again when I come to visit ya’ll. God bless and be with you to RIP and no more suffering! May God comfort and be with your family who mourn you on this earth! Love and miss you already!

  2. I have fond memories of summer vacations and will never forget our Canada trip when we selected as VIP visitors and got to go the Folk Festival, totally unplanned. I remember you coming home on lunch hours to nap and Carol giving me the okay when I could wake you which was usually with a hug. You always had the biggest smiles for me and there were some days when you saw me coming you would say “well there’s troubles”. I remember you tinkering in your garage and always whistling. I’m blessed to have so many more memories and can’t wait to see you again someday. Give all our loved ones there hugs from me.

  3. Carol, I was so sorry to hear of Jerry passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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