April 23, 1918 ~ December 12, 2013
Harold Jerome Sabo, 95, Fargo, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his son’s home in Fargo. He was born on April 23, 1918, in the family home near Goodridge.
Harold was the sixth of eight children born to Norwegian immigrants, Pedar and Inga (Urness) Sabo. He attended country schools near Goodridge and the Angus area.
He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Warren, Minnesota, and that is when he first met Doris Hove, the love of his life.
Harold’s earlier years were spent working in the “CC Camp,” Civilian Conservation Core. He also enjoyed a life-long interest in hunting and fishing, always keeping his boat docked in Buffalo Bay.
Harold and Doris were married on June 14, 1939. They lived on a farm South of Newfolden for one year then moved to Chico, Washington, where Harold worked at the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton during World War II.
While in Chico, he purchased a farm Northwest of Thief River Falls and that is where they eventually settled to raise their family of seven children.
In 1972, Harold sold the farm and, with a group of investors, purchased a wild rice farm near Gonvick, Minnesota where they lived for 22 years. He purchased a small airplane, built a hanger and runway, then, earned his pilot’s license at the age of 70. He thoroughly enjoyed giving rides to family and friends.
In 1996 Harold and Doris retired to a home near Spring Steel Island, Warroad, where Harold continued to enjoy fishing on Lake of the Woods. This is also where his loving wife of 60 years passed away in 1999 at the age of 79.
In August 2010, Harold moved to Fargo and enjoyed an active life in the Touchmark Independent Living.
The last nine months of his life were spent in the Manor Care Nursing Home in Fargo.
Harold had 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Harold is survived by six of his seven children, Joni Peterson, Grand Forks, ND; Janice (Bill) Laursen, Albuquerque, NM; Pete Sabo, Fargo, ND; Joyce (Leon) Elseth, San Antonio, TX; Jon Sabo (Lucy Carlson), Detroit Lakes, MN; Jane Woods, Albuquerque, NM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Sabo, Warroad, MN; son, Jerry Sabo, Las Vegas, NV; grandson, Daniel Sabo, Las Vegas, NV; granddaughter, Jamie Emery, Phoenix, AZ.