Richard “Dick” Arthur Charlebois, 72, Fargo, ND, passed away on June 7, 2019 at Villa Maria under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, surrounded by his family. Richard was born November 5, 1946 in Minot, ND to Clayton and Margaret Charlebois. He graduated from Minot High School in 1964. Richard served in the United States Army from 1969 – 1970. He served in Vietnam earning an Honorable Discharge. Richard also earned the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Valor Device, Sharpshooter, Bronze Star Medal. Richard was a member of the American Legion, Minot; VFW West Fargo. Richard was married to Ellene (Huso) Charlebois, Minot, from 1967 to 1989. Richard then married Jeanne (Wentz) Charlebois, Fargo from 1992 to present. Richard worked for NorthWest Airlines in Minot, ND, O’Day Equipment and sold real estate for short time. Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and golf. Richard is survived by his wife, Jeanne Charlebois, Fargo, ND; daughters, Allison (Charlebois) Poehls, Jamestown, ND; Andrea Charlebois (DaLee Wilkinson), East Grand Forks, MN; Jessica (Terrance) Lochthowe, West Fargo, ND; step-son Doug Wentz, Birmingham, AL. Grandchildren, Grace Lochthowe and Peyton Lochthowe. Sister, Mary Richer, Cannon Beach, OR. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Margaret Charlebois, grandson Easton Poehls, sister, Barbara Worley. A special Thank you to Hospice of Fargo and the Fargo VA Hospital for their loving care and support during Richard’s final days. A Memorial Service will be held on June 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM with visitation beginning 1 hour before at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND. Burial will be held on June 22, 2019 at Rosehill Cemetery, Minot ND at 2:00 PM with a Celebration of Life following at the Knights of Columbus, Minot, ND. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND. To visit our guestbook please go to

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  1. Love you Dad
    “Heaven is our native land and home to us, and death to us is not the dying hour, but the birth hour.” E.M. Bounds

  2. RIP Dick…. Cheers to one of the best guys you could know… Hugs and love to his family and friends everywhere…I will have a beer for you and cheers in heaven!! 💓💓💓💓💓

  3. May Dick rest in eternal peace. Condolences to his family. May all the memories of Dick bring comfort & love to all of you.

  4. We had many Great times with Uncle Dick. He will always be remembered and missed! God Bless Uncle Dick and all in the family.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your Father and Fishing Buddy Charlie and DaLee. I was only fortunate to meet and visit with your Dad a Few times but he was very memorable. Your stories of time spent with him fishing and hanging out will last forever. Hugs…..The Johnson’s, LeRoy and Karen

  6. It’s not easy to lose a parent, ever, and losing one to cancer is just heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Rest In Peace my Birthday Buddy 🎂. You definitely will be missed by both Jack and me! Having you as a friend was a true blessing We will be looking forward to seeing you again one day. Sincere sympathy to all who loved you.

  8. I feel very fortunate to have met Dick, and became good friends throughout the years spending time on the lake and in he woods hunting and shooting and all around good fun. He will be missed greatly. Great guys like him are hard to find

  9. Allison and Andrea, I am so saddened to hear of your dads passing. Your dad had been a cherished longtime family friend of our dad Jerry Conners, whom has also passed on. Our families were connected through their friendship and as kids growing up together we had so many moments filled with great fun. You are family to ours and I am sorry I cannot be there, but please know that I am thinking of you both.
    All my love,
    Denise Conners DesLauriers

  10. Thinking of you guys. Lots of fun times back in the days during Johnson get togethers, chili cook-offs and working with your Dad at O’Day Equipment. He was always fun!

    Luanne Lee
    Las Vegas, Nevada

  11. Dick was my best friend in Minot. We did almost everything together.
    I miss him but was glad to have been with him in Las Vegas 3 years ago.
    Joy and I were married on Dick’s Birthday Nov. 5, 1966 and he was a groomsman.

    Rest in Peace dear friend.

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