Janice Gorder

janice gorder
Janice Gorder, age 84, of Oxbow, ND- formerly of Galchutt, ND, died on November 4, 2020 in Fargo. Janice Darlene Sunde was born on August 24, 1936, the oldest daughter of Otto and Gina (Muhle) Sunde, in Moorhead, MN. She grew up on the family farm near Averill, MN where she received her education – graduating from High School at age 16. Following she attended Interstate Business College in Fargo where she met her future husband, Paul Gorder, on a blind date. They were married on June 25, 1955 in Averill, MN. After their travels while Paul served his country in the United States Air Force, they returned to the Gorder family farm near Galchutt where they farmed and raised their family. Throughout the years, Janice and her sister, Linda, loved searching for treasures and enjoyed refurbishing them to new uses - they were well known in the area for their Vintage Sister Sales. She will be remembered as a very generous, tender hearted, kind, gracious, with a wonderful sense of humor, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. Janice is survived by her children – Mark (Jamie) Gorder of Galchutt, ND; Kay (Richard) Ames of Wahpeton, ND; Linda (Darren) Bergsgaard of Grand Forks, ND; and John (Michele) Gorder of Eagan, MN; her grandchildren – Vincent (DeeAnn) Gorder, and their children, Wade and William; Anne (Nick) Meyer and their children, Vivian and James; Laura (Ryan) Rettig and their children, Henry and Charles Paul; Ryan (Noelle) Ames and their son, Rogan Ames; Leah Ames; Benjamin York; Siri Bergsgaard; Karr Bergsgaard; Alex Gorder; and Michael (fiance’ Karen Steigelmeier) Gorder. Also surviving are her sister, Sharon (Steve) Walters of Glenwood, MN; her brother, Warren (Sharon) Sunde of Glyndon, MN; her sister, Linda (John) Seter of Kindred, ND; her brother, Steven (Vicky) Sunde of Bullhead City, AZ; and Kevin (Lori) Sunde of Moorhead, MN; and many other dear relatives, friends and neighbors. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on August 29, 2020; and her parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sanford Hospice, or to Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. My sincere condolences to you, Mark & Jamie and family, on the loss of your Mom, Jan. It was much too soon after losing your Dad, Paul, and can only imagine the immense grief that you are all going through.

  2. To Jan’s family……… we were saddened to hear about Jan. We had called and visited with her when Paul passed. Our condolences to each of you for your loss. You’ll be in our prayers.

  3. Condolences to all of you. Know quite a few as grew up with many. Sad to hear such a great lady is really going to be m8ssed.

  4. Our sincere condolences to all of Jan’s family! Jan was a wonderful person and a great neighbor.
    We will sure miss our dear neighbors Paul and Jan. Our thoughts and prayers to all.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Jan’s family, she was an amazing woman always waving as she drove by. Our sons had many years of enjoyment from a vintage bicycle built for two that I picked up at one her her sales. May the many wonderful memories bring you comfort during this time.
    Robert and Bridgette Startz – Oxbow neighbors.

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