Neil Jerome Monson

neil monson

July 3, 1928 ~ May 29, 2022

Born in: Perley, MN
Resided in: West Fargo, ND

Neil’s services will be livestreamed below starting at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Neil J. Monson, 93, passed away May 29, 2022 surrounded by his wife and family at his home in West Fargo.

Neil was born on July 3, 1928 to Art Monson and Mary Hampstad Monson at Perley, Minnesota. Neil attended schools in Perley, MN and then Gardner, ND before farming with his father. Neil J. Monson and Violet M. Nicklaus were married on August 6, 1961 at Nora Lutheran Church, Gardner, North Dakota. They farmed in Barnesville, Minnesota and Wheatland, North Dakota area for 31 years before coming to Fargo in 1994. Neil continued to farm after moving to Fargo.

Neil is survived by his wife, Violet; children, Teresa R. (Jim) Heidorn, Page, ND, Randy (Lynn) Monson, Lake Park, MN, Vicki (Kyle) Hedland, Fargo, Patricia Monson, Fargo; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, Marie A. Thomson, Moorhead, MN.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lester, Marvin, Philip, Archie, and great grandson, Braden Dahl.


Visitation: June 2, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Funeral: June 2, 2022 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. Sending sympathy to all the family. I remember Neil as a gentle spoken man; quick to smile. God bless.

  2. You were just like a second father growing up. You never treated us any different than you did your own. You will be missed love you uncle Neil.

  3. Grandpa, you have taught me so many things. What unconditional love means, hard work does pay off, to be quiet and have patience especially on a fishing boat. You always made time for family and little trips. Checking crops meant don’t tell grandma we are sneaking into Casselton to get dilly bars during crop checking. We love you so much.

  4. Monson Family, Auntie Vi
    Please accept our Sincere Condolences, Uncle Neil was a kind gentle soul ! He will be Missed by many .We will miss not seeing him when we pass through Fargo..It was always nice to stop visit and catch up!
    Rest In the Arms of Our Lord Jesus for all Eternity Uncle Neil..Love and hugss to all

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