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Phyllis T. Fagerwick, 88, passed away October 27, 2021 at Essentia Health Hospital, Fargo. Phyllis was born July 11, 1933 in Rollag, MN to Christian and Minnie (Knoblock) Ellingson. In 1953, she married Gene Fagerwick at Grace Lutheran Church. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their 5 children. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Gene. Phyllis is survived by her children, Greg (Mona) Fagerwick of Fargo, ND, Debbie (Bill) Sager of San Diego, CA, Kim (Stefan) Meierhofer of San Diego, CA, Michael Fagerwick of San Diego, CA, Denise (Chuck) Savageau of Fargo, ND; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Denise and her family for your loss. We never forget those whom have touched our lives. Thank you Denise for being such a good childhood (grade school) friend. Seems so long ago since we went to Woodrow Wilson School together. I remember going to your childhood home and playing. As time goes on we grew apart, trying to navigate, grow with mistakes and celebrate our successes. But know that I never forgot how kind you and your mom were towards me. Thank you for the wonderful memories. I lost my dad when I was 19 and my mother (Judy Meyers) this past December. I’m so appreciative to have had them both for as long or short as I did. Know your loved ones are always with you. Take care. — June (Meyers) Lundstrom

  2. Greg, Mona and family, our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Mom and Grandma Phyllis. Bob and Julie

  3. Phyllis was such a wonderful and kind person. I still remember the days of laying in the sun with Kim in their backyard and she would always fix us a healthy lunch so we weren’t tempted to eat junk food. All the memories I have of Phyllis just make me smile. May she rest in peace.

  4. My Mom was the nicest person I know! Whenever, my friends/girlfriend came over she treated them like her own! Since I lived 3 blocks from school I would come home for lunch! One afternoon we even played chess ( must have been a short game)! Retail therapy was her passion! 1/2 off wasn’t enough. She would watch the item until it was 2/3rds off then buy! ” she would always ask ” what do you think I payed for this”? So proud that she nearly got it for free! When she got married she didn’t know how to cook! So she bought a cook book & taught herself. After making 3 meals a day 7 days a week for 7 people she became a great cook! Her deserts were the best! No one made chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or pumpkin like my mom!!

    Mom, was kind. honest & hard working!

    I will love her forever!!

    Mike

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She was a sweet lady and I am glad we could spend time with her on our trips to North Dakota. My Dad (her Uncle) loved her also. Prayers and for the family.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of Phylis’s passing. She was the epitome of ‘Mother’ her life was her family and what a shopper she was!
    My brother Eric and I grew up hanging with Mike and she was always so kind to us. She will be missed.

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