Jarl D. Maasjo, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Jarl Devere Maasjo was born in Valley City, ND, and raised in Nome until he entered the army in 1946. He met and was married to Gladys Swanson for 36 years after he returned to North Dakota. They had a daughter, Gail, and a son, Clyde. Clyde preceded him in death, as did his brothers, Clifford Maasjo and Dennis Olson.Jarl and Gladys were active in snowmobiling and spent a lot of time traveling with a close circle of friends. There was always the annual fishing trip to Flin Flon, Canada. Jarl has two grandchildren, Mia Phillips Dempsey and Stan Phillips. They were able to spend a lot of time with him during the summers in Kindred and at the farm near Nome when they were growing up. The big attraction was driving the tractor with Grandpa. Jarl is also survived by his brothers Charles and Ron Olson and sisters Mavis, Bonnie, and Darlene. He has many nieces and nephews who loved him a lot. He always enjoyed seeing them whenever possible. We will all miss him greatly.The Funeral for Jarl will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017, with visitation starting at 10:00 AM, Boulger Funeral Home. A luncheon will be held in the Boulger Funeral Home Celebration of Life Center immediately following the service. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sheldon, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice in Jarl’s name.

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  1. Jarl Massjo was a boss and a friend. Jarl hired me for my first and only job at Cass County Electric. Lost track of him until a short time ago when Brad Schmidt visited him and got us connected by phone.
    Not many men I new more hard working and dedicated to his profession. Rest in peace.

  2. Jarl was also preceded in death by his son Clyde. Jarl is survived by his daughter Gayle..
    Rest in peace Uncle Jarl (what a great man)

    Dr. Dennis Maasjo

  3. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You Gail and Family. You certainly have spent many days and hours taking care of your Dad. God Bless You now and in the days ahead.

  4. My family & I send hugs and sympathy to you Gail, Pat & family. I know how you have loved & cared for your Father as no one else could have. A daughters bond with their Father is never broken. Jarl spent many years beside his first wife Gladys raising his children Gail & Clyde. I was Clyde’s date to his Junior prom & spent many fun times with Gail during my high school days. May these memories of all your years together let the love never end! Love to your family Gail & Pat

  5. Jarl was one the best I ever worked under !! He was truly the best Lineman,line sup.and boss I ever had !!! I will miss him very much !!! He was the Best !!!

  6. My dad worked with Jarl for many years and was always very complimentary about Jarl, especially his work ethic and dedication to CCEC.

  7. Our condolences to Jarl and Lois families. Many great memories with you both.
    Rest in peace.
    Jerome, Linda and families.

  8. Gail–My condolences on the passing of your father. He will always be remembered as a hard-working, honest, and well-respected man. He earned several of his gray hairs keeping Clyde and me out of trouble. My thoughts are with you and your family

  9. Our thoughts and prayer go out to Jarls family he was truly a great and caring person
    Gary and Barb Kjono

  10. Byron and Julie. Our thoughts and prayers. Julie you were Jarl’s angel here on earth. Lois has to be so thankful for the love and care you have given Jarls since her death. Our sympathies to you and your family

  11. Gail and family: So sorry to hear about the passing of your Father Jarl. Praying that your many memories of him will carry you through!! God bless you!!

    Sandy (Hagen) Farrelly

  12. Jarl was a friend and former boss. The man excelled in anything he ventured to do. One of a kind great man. He will always be in my thoughts. God bless,

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