Loyus "Chuck" Phillip Dimmer


May 9, 1926 ~ August 18, 2022

Born in: Alice, ND
Resided in: Fargo, ND

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Loyus Phillip “Chuck” Dimmer, resident of Fargo, ND, passed away on August 18th, 2022, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fargo, ND, surrounded by family. He was 96 years old.

Born May 9th, 1926, to Phillip and Rose (Perske) Dimmer in Alice, ND, Chuck grew up and attended school in Alice and Enderlin, ND. He lived on the family farm prior to enlisting in the US Army and Navy Reserves. In the 1940’s, Chuck played drums in the Dimmer brothers’ band and was a member of the Dimmer basketball & baseball teams where he met the love of his life Pat. His love and appetite of pancakes earned him the nickname of “Pancake” among close friends.

On September 26th, 1950, Chuck married Patricia Kensok in Alice, ND. They raised five children—Terrence, Rodney, LaRae, Allen, and Karla. Over the years, Chuck worked as an electrician at Flath in Buffalo, ND, and Holmes Electric in Minot. He worked at the Minot Air Force Base and the Grand Forks Air Force Bases. Later, Chuck became a purchasing agent at Dimco Corporation in West Fargo before moving to Benson, MN, in 1968, where he was employed at Tyler Corporation. In 1972, his family moved to Fargo, where he was a master electrician working for the City of Fargo as an electrical inspector, until his retirement.

Chuck was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He rode motorcycle with the Eagles Escorts. During Chuck’s life he enjoyed many hobbies which included playing cribbage, pinocle, deer hunting, fishing, watching westerns, making holiday sweets like the infamous “Dimmer Chocolate Popcorn”. Not to be forgotten Chuck had a passion for woodworking where he built and restored furniture and toys for anyone and everyone. Chuck was never afraid to try anything, and he mastered everything.

Chuck loved to travel. When his children were young, he took his family on road trips across country, from Florida to California. Later in life after retirement Chuck and Pat enjoyed traveling, cruising the Caribbean, and visiting the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Austria. But some of his happiest moments were spent at the lake with family where he inherited the name “Chainsaw Chuck”.

Chuck is preceded in death by siblings Virgil (Lois), Laurence (Verna), Irene (William) McCord, LaValle (Wallace) Becker, Evelyn (Clarence) Cole, LeRoy, Eleanor (Robert) Bates, Sylvester, Gregory, and Donald (Jennie).

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Patricia; children Terrence (Lori), Rodney, LaRae (Steve) Madsen, Allen, and Karla (David) Plante; grandchildren Stephanie (Brent) Cossette, Justin (Sasha) Dimmer, Callie Madsen, Wyatt Madsen, Jayme Plante, Alexander Plante; great-grandchildren Lily and Charlotte Dimmer.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital.


Mass of Christian Burial: August 23, 2022 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217

Prayer Service: August 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Monday: August 22, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Tuesday: August 23, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217

Burial: August 24, 2022 10:00 am

Fargo National Cemetery
8709 40th Ave N Fargo

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  1. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Father. It is never easy to lose our parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

  2. Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to LaRae, Terry, Rodney, Al & Karla and families.
    I will keep your families in my prayers. Words of comfort are just not enough at this time. The memories he gave you will last a lifetime.

  3. To Pat and all the Chuck Dimmer family, with sadness I learned of the death of my cousin Chuck, he was the light of all the fun times at the Hansen farm. So many stories of the crazy times with Greg, Darrell, John, Don Wadeson. I was to young to “run” around with them, but tired of the stories. What a wonderful life. Let your hearts heal of the sorrow you are feeling at this time Jean

  4. I’m so sorry to see the passing of Mr. Dimmer. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Loyus every three months for the past several years at the VA. We’ve had many talks and I for one will miss him. RIP

  5. To the Dimmer Family. My sincere sympathy and prayers to all. I have seen Chuck and Pat over the years at different moments in the Alice area and it is always a pleasure to reconnect. He will be missed by many. No matter how many years or miles take us away from Alice, there is always that connection for all our families.

  6. Our condolences to Chuck Dimmer family
    Herra, kädellesi painan pään,
    kutsut ystäväsi lepäämään.
    Käsi minut kantaa uuteen elämään,
    ikirauhan antaa, valoon jää.

    Lord, on your hand I rest my head,
    You call your friend to rest,
    Hand will carry me to new life
    Will grant me rest eternal and to the light I will stay

    Satu and Mauri

  7. I am sorry to lose my Uncle Chuck. Rick and I will always remember the wonderful
    times we had with Aunt Pat and Uncle Chuck when they came to Arizona for there
    summer vacations. He shared a lot of stories of my Aunts and Uncles that had us
    laughing all the time. He will be missed dearly.
    Our Prayers and thoughts are for all of you.
    God Bless you
    Darlene and Rick

  8. My sincere sympathy for you, Pat and Chuck’s Family. I have good memories, especially the card games with Chuck. It is never easy to lose a loved one and I send my sincere prayers.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish you moments of peace and comfort as you remember the life of your loved one.

  10. My thoughts and prayers to all of Chucks Family. I had a wonderful visit last Summer with both Chuck and Pat.
    So many memories when we all lived at Alice, the endless stories about Chuck and Darrell’s escapades over the years.
    Old Friends are never forgotten and become more cherished as years go by. Peace and Love to All the family.

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