Lance LeClair

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Lance Donald LeClair of Fargo, ND died March 9, 2022 at the age of 39. He was born on Sept 27, 1982 to Donald and Judy (Nieland) LeClair in Sioux City, IA. Lance spent the first years of his childhood in Huron, SD and moved to Fargo in second grade. He graduated high school from Fargo South in 2001 and then attended college at NDSU. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and pharmaceutical sciences as well as a doctorate in pharmacy in May of 2009. While in pharmacy school, he met and fell in love with Kristen Bjerken. They were married on November 15, 2008. After graduating they moved to Rochester, MN where they welcomed their first child, Chloe, in September of 2011. In 2014 they moved back to Fargo and welcomed their son, Carson, in May of 2016. Lance and Kristen divorced in 2020 but remained close friends. Lance worked as a pharmacist in several pharmacies before opening his own pharmacy, LifeScript Pharmacy in south Fargo. He recently sold LifeScript and took a job with CVS where he worked in Fargo, Bismarck, Bemidji and Grand Forks. From a young age Lance was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting. He made many fishing trips to Alaska with family and friends, always bringing back great bounties of halibut and salmon. He hunted for deer every fall and loved the outdoors. He also enjoyed participating in annual fantasy football leagues, poker nights and fish fries. Lance was very social and affable by nature and never turned down a chance to gather with family or friends. He will be remembered for a beautiful smile, charismatic personality and being a great friend. Lance is survived by his children, Chloe and Carson LeClair, his mother, Judy (Nieland, LeClair) McCormick, his stepfather Thomas McCormick, his grandmother, Mary (Tasa) Nieland, his brother, Karl LeClair, his niece, Daisy LeClair, many aunts and uncles, cousins, step relatives and friends. Lance is preceded in death by his father, Donald LeClair, his grandfather, Karl Nieland, his grandfather, Vernell LeClair, his grandmother, Junice LeClair, uncles Kevin LeClair, Terry LeClair and Jim Nieland. There will be a prayer service for Lance Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm with visitation starting at 6:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. The funeral will take place Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Hope Lutheran Church (south campus) at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery following the funeral. Lance's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. Lance loved life and lived it to the fullest… My dear Nephew, you will be sadly missed. To Lance’s immediate family – you have our deepest sympathy, sending love and prayers your way. Rest in Peace, Lance

  2. Dear Judy and Tom,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Lance passing away. I enjoyed having Lance as a student in the pharmacy program at NDSU. He will be greatly missed. We will remember him and you in our prayers.

  3. Roger and I are so sorry for your loss. Roger is going to miss his fishing buddy. Hopefully Roger can maybe take the kids fishing some day and tell them all about their dad and how much he loved them. Still can’t believe he’s gone.

  4. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I loved visiting with Lance at the pharmacy. He always put a smile on my face! Thoughts and prayers to his friends & family.

  5. Judy,
    We haven’t met but our sons were friends for a long time, and I share your grief. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.

  6. Thoughts and prayers with your family! Was so sad to hear! Thinking of you all!

  7. Judy & Tom,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Lance. My heart is breaking for you both. You are in my prayers!

  8. Our condolences to all of Lance’s family and friends. Most especially Kirsten and her and Lance’s children.
    Our hearts are heavy!
    Love and friendship,
    Tom and Sharon Johnson

  9. My deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers.
    Lance will always be remembered by his beautiful smile, laugh, kindness & great sense of humor. Lance was like part of our family & will be greatly missed.

  10. To another Halibut slayer. The Halibut gods salute you and say Rest In Peace.I will truly miss you and It was a Honer to spend time fishing with you and your uncle Terry. Rest In Peace my Brother till we meet again.

  11. Lance was a great fishing buddy up here in Alaska. He always seemed to be the fish magnet on board, guaranteeing a full catch every trip. He will be missed by us all.
    Dema Shaffer

  12. Dear Judy and Tom,
    My heart aches for you as your grieve the loss of your child and your grandchildren’s father. Your family and Lance are in my prayers…asking Jesus to wrap His arms around you.

  13. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Lance will always have a special place in my heart.

  14. Lance was always a great friend. He was so caring and never missed a time to gather with friends. He always had the best smile. He was outgoing and kind. Prayers for Kristen and the kids during this difficult time. We are always here for you Chloe and Carson! You will be missed Lance!

  15. I am so sorry and shocked to hear about Lance’s death. Kristen, I am praying for you, Chloe and Carson. Please reach out if there’s anything the Oak Grove community can do for you.

  16. I was so very sorry to hear about Lance’s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My heart breaks for you all.

  17. Lance was a student in my American Lit class at South High. He was always entertaining! I brought my old prom dress (from 1967!) to class because the girls wanted to see it. When I turned my back, Lance slipped it on over his clothes. It still brings a smile. He looked better in it than I did. So sorry to read of his passing.

  18. My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Lance. My heart breaks for his family and friends. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. I was just talking to Lance last week on Tuesday and then I didn’t hear from him again until I head this news today. Lance has been a friend of mine for a few years and was my pharmacist at LifeScripts. Things have gotten busy and even last week when I hadn’t talked to him in over a year he had a way of just picking things up where they left off. I’m thankful I was able to have that last conversation with him, but I’m sure going to miss that smile and those fish stories. You’ll be forever missed friend.

    Thoughts and prayers to all that loved him,

  20. you don’t have to approve this, I only knew Lance from a game we played. but I would like to send his family my condolences and pray for everyone’s strength through this tough time. he will be missed by many.

  21. I know you only through cyberspace, but I know you are a good person, a good father and husband to your family, everyone loves you, rest in peace my brother.

  22. Lance was so proud of his kids. The last time I worked with him, he talked about how he was balancing work life to be more present in their lives. He wanted to be around more as a father and loved them very much. Hearing this news just breaks my heart as I feel that journey was cut short. He loved life and loved spending time with others. My thoughts and prayers go out with his family and friends during this difficult time.

  23. Lance was my student in 7th grade Foreign Language Survey class at Agassiz. I remember him as being smart and well-behaved in school. Many years later I noticed a new pharmacy open up near my house. When I walked into LifeScript Pharmacy to transfer my prescriptions there, Lance was behind the counter and I recognized him instantly. While he was taller, Lance looked the same and I immediately knew his name. He told me how he had taken French class in the past and even spoke a few phrases with me. Lance explained to me that he had just opened LifeScript Pharmacy, because he wanted to have his own pharmacy with a hometown feel. I was one of his first customers and he truly made the pharmacy a welcoming place. In the first few months when he wasn’t very busy, I would go inside and chat with Lance when I picked up my medicine. He always talked so proudly about his children and his fishing trips. Once the pandemic hit, I would go through the drive-through to pick up my medicine and Lance would always give my dog a treat. He was so helpful whenever I would call with a question about a medication. I was very happy to reconnect with Lance after all these years and will miss his smile, concern for my health, and kindness. He truly cared about his customers and made a difference.

  24. Been great to get to know you mate . All the way from Australia . Fish on .We have got something to send to the family . Please if you can contact us .
    Rest In Peace Lance . Rebel

  25. Even though we met early in 2019, we spent great times together. It was an instant click. I am so sad that I just don’t know when I’ll see you again. But I know I will. I love you very much.

  26. I worked for Lance briefly at Lifescript Pharmacy. He was one of the best people I’ve had the privilege to work for. Sad to hear about his passing.

  27. I was helping Lance with a roofing project and he made crappies for breakfast for Chloe and Carson and I…A first for me…Hell of a nice guy…Shocked that he is no longer with is…RIP

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