August 3, 1947 ~ September 25, 2020
The service will be livestreamed below starting at 1:45 PM. Richard “Dicky” W. Wigdahl took his last breath on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Sanford Hospice, at the age of 73. Richard was born on August 3, 1947, to William and Nora (Myers) Wigdahl. He grew up and attended school in Fargo, ND, and graduated in 1965. He worked for Fargo-Moorhead Jobbing Company from 1967 until retirement. During this time of employment, he was married and happily divorced. Richard was an avid outdoorsman, which included fishing and hunting. He was proud of his achievements and was the first ND resident to shoot a bull moose in ND with a bow and arrow. He also was a car enthusiast and owned a variety of sports cars. Those sports cars included multiple Corvettes, an El Camino, a Chevelle, and his recent 650 hp Camaro. If you were lucky enough to cross paths with Dicky, you encountered a bold, humorous, and minimal conversationalist whom enjoyed telling funny short stories. Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Wigdahl Neubauer; his mother and father, Nora and William Wigdahl. Richard is survived by his sons - Cory (Brooke) Wigdahl of West Fargo, ND; Travis (Lindsey) Wigdahl of Las Vegas, NV; his sisters - Pauline (Elliot) Johnson of West Fargo, ND; Marilyn (Ron) Tanfield of Pinellas Park, FL; and two grandchildren - Dalton and Braton. Funeral: Friday, October, 2, 2020 at 2pm at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND - For those attending, masks are required. Online streaming of the service will be available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Fargo
I met Dick at the AMVETS in Fargo, he was usually pretty quiet, but he did have some good stories to tell. Some were pretty funny. He drove an awesome Chevrolet Chevelle…..later a beautiful Camaro. He will be missed but not forgotten. Glad I got to know him. Really great man.
Dick was one of Tom’s favorite people. They shared hunting stories (some true, some questionable) over cocktails at Duffy’s on many occasions. Dick was always a pleasure to visit with and I feel fortunate to have known him. Weirdly, we still have a lamp at the lake made from a moose leg Dick gave my husband (I’d be willing to donate it back to the family).
My sympathy to all of you.
You will be greatly missed Uncle Dick! May you rest in peace.
I was very saddened to hear of Richards passing. I remember many hunting trips with Dick when I was a teenager. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Our wonderful cousin “Ricky” has moved on to the ultimate peaceful hunting ground and fishing lakes. We started eating lutefisk at Christmas time, as kids, when our Grandma Wigdahl was in charge of making it. It brought a big smile to my face when I heard that he provided the lutefisk at Christmas that only he and his Dad ate! “Ricky” started his hunting career about age 3, when he and dog wandered a mile or so from home. All the neighbors and relatives searched for hours looking for him!! He was found safe in a neighbor’s pasture with his dog. Love you,”Ricky” – I never adjusted to calling you anything other than “Ricky!!”
I’m so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I met Dick at the Amvets Club. Dick was always very quiet but enjoyed talking about car’s. He was especially excited to talk and show me his new Camaro with the big motor. My deepest condolences to Dick’s family and friends. I’ll have you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. ~~ Ingo Keller