Michael L. Berthold

michael l. berthold
Michael L. Berthold, 67, Hillsboro, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home. Mike was born March 29, 1950 in Mayville, North Dakota to Louis and Muriel (Danielson) Berthold. He graduated from Central Valley High School in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 where he attended Officer Command School in Lawton, OK. After his honorable discharge, he attended North Dakota School of Science, graduating with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. He farmed for a short time after graduation before starting to work at farm implement dealerships in Halstad and Hillsboro. In 1992, he started Mike’s Repair in Hillsboro, which he owned and operated until 2005. He worked for a local farmer and as a truck driver until his retirement in 2012. Mike’s talents as a mechanic were widely known and he was sought after often for his knowledge and skill. He is survived by his son, John (Kari) Berthold, Thompson, ND, daughter, Michelle Berthold, Mayville, ND; 2 grandsons, Eric and Nicholas Berthold, Thompson, ND; significant other, Cindy Fankhanel, Hillsboro, ND; siblings, Richard (Cindy) Berthold, Hatton, ND, Dale Berthold, Reynolds, ND, Mary Berthold, Grand Forks, ND and Robert Berthold, Reynolds, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. October 2, 2017 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

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  1. My deepest sympathy for you loss. May you find comfort in Jehovah God’s promise to undo death by means of the resurrection and to soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; John 5:28, 29) Peace to you during this difficult time.

  2. Cindy:

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish your memories.

    Your Polk County Park Friends,

  3. So sad for you Cindy and family, Mike was one of a kind, will miss his bright smile. Sincerely yours John M Preston

  4. Both Leigh and I knew Mike! He was a nice guy! So sorry for your loss Cindy F. All so his family🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6;7).

  6. Cindy, so sad to hear about the passing of Mike. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Berthold family. He will truly be missed.

  7. To Mike’s family and Cindy: Please accept our condolences on Mike’s sudden death. We knew Mike quite well and know that he will be missed by many. May you find comfort in your faith and in the support of each other.

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