Muriel Baukol

muriel baukol

Muriel J. Baukol
Fargo, North Dakota

Muriel passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the Halstad Living Center, at the age of 92.

Muriel was born on January 3, 1930, the daughter of Engebret and Alma Thompson, at Caledonia, North Dakota. She grew up in this area and received her education, graduating from Caledonia High School in 1948. She continued her education at Mayville State University, graduating in 1950 with a two-year teaching certificate. In 1960, Muriel graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mayville State University plus continued her education at the state colleges in the Fargo and Moorhead communities.

Muriel was united in marriage to Archie Baukol on July 26, 1960, at Nashua, Iowa, at the Little Brown Church – where the “Little Brown Church in the Wildwood” was written by the first pastor of the church in 1864.

Muriel taught for 36 years in Cass County –
1953 -1953 at Ayr, North Dakota
1953-1959 at Grandin, North Dakota
1960 – 1987 at Fargo, North Dakota

Muriel retired from the Fargo Public Schools in 1987 – but continued to work part-time in the Moorhead School System. She has made her home in Fargo for the past years, until recently moving to the Halstad Living Center. Archie passed away on June 15, 2022.

Survivors include her brothers, Arvid and Glen of Crookston, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews and other very dear relatives.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Archie; and her brothers – Orville, Duane, Wallace, Edwin, and Elmer.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2 PM Tuesday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro with a visitation one hour prior
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Nielsville, Minnesota

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro, North Dakota. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at


Visitation - Tuesday: August 9, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wildeman Boulger Funeral Home
118 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Funeral Service - Tuesday: August 9, 2022 2:00 pm

Wildeman Boulger Funeral Home
118 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

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  1. Muriel was the sweetest, kindest person I worked with. She will be missed! Condolences to her family. 💙

  2. She was my 2nd and 3rd grade teacher growing up. One of the very few I can remember, so she must have made an impression on me. Sweet lady from what I can remember.

  3. Miss Muriel Thompson was my first and second grade teacher in Grandin, ND. She was an excellent teacher. I remember our circle of chairs for reading, the Puzzle Pages book that got thicker through the year with all of the sticky white paste, the rhythm band sticks, and when Miss Thompson would stand by the door and say, “Stand, pass.” She was a superior teacher.

  4. I worked with Muriel as a para at George Washington grade school in Moorhead. She always had a smile and kind words. Muriel was a very caring, sweet soul. My deepest sympathies to her family.

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