July 12, 1960 ~ May 2, 2020
Kurtis “Kurt” Chaput, 59, of Fargo, N.D., died Saturday May 2nd at Sanford Medical Center.
Kurt was born on July 12th, 1960 to Del and Evelyn (Ekberg) Chaput in Landon, N.D. They lived in Rock Lake, N.D. for just a couple years, before they moved to Cooperstown, N.D. He grew up in Cooperstown, where he participated in 4H, boy-scouts and raising various show animals, such as sheep, rabbits and steer. He enjoyed spending time with friends, sometimes making some questionable decisions. He graduated in 1978 from Cooperstown High School. After high school, he moved to Fargo where he started work at Fargo Tank and Ryder Transport. Later he met Tamra “Tammy” Beyers and started at ABC Seamless. On July 15th, 1983 they were united in marriage. They had two children, Cory and CynDee. He worked for ABC Seamless for 20+ years and the last 14 years of his life he worked at Aggregate Industries. Kurt liked spending time at the lake with friends and family. He was always tinkering, busy entertaining everyone that would stop by to visit, whether it was friends, neighbors or family, and watching the races in his well known, racing themed garage. He also enjoyed spending time hunting at The Ranch with lifelong friends. Most of all, “Grandpa” was his favorite name. His grandkids were his whole world and he truly loved spending time with them. He would often invite them over for sleepovers on the weekends, that included, cartoons, too many snacks and staying up late.
Kurt is survived by his two children, Cory (Nicole) Chaput of Fargo, N.D., and CynDee (Richard) Smith of Fargo, N.D.; four grandchildren, Khloe and Jaxon Smith, and Carter and Carson Chaput; his parents, Del and Evelyn Chaput of Cooperstown, N.D; two siblings, Kim (Jerry) Hook of Fargo, and Lisa (Pete) Nordtvedt of Walcott, N.D. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy, and sister, Susan Chaput.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery South at a later date. Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo.