Royal Herbold

royal herbold
Royal Raymond Herbold, 89, of Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. He was born on December 19, 1927 in Danzig, ND to Julius and Emma (Pfeile) Herbold. He grew up in Fargo where he attended school. On November 27, 1949 he was united in marriage to Delores Schock in Ashley, ND. The couple farmed in Ashley for two years before moving to Lead, SD where Royal worked in the Home Stake Gold Mine. They settled in Fargo in 1954 where they raised their four children. Royal and Delores were married for 58 years, until her passing in 2007. In 1956, Royal started his career with the Fargo police department. He was a police officer for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Royal was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed taking many trips with his family. He is survived by his children Royal D. (Mary Kay) Herbold, Detroit Lakes, MN; Victoria (Steve) Armstrong, Cambridge, WI; and Randy (Helen) Herbold, Pittsburg, TX; daughter-in-law, Jamie Herbold, Pelican Rapids, MN; sister, Shirley Harley, Fargo, ND; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; son, Jeffrey Herbold; and sisters, Georgine Arett and Marion Kreps. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Peace Lutheran Church, American Heart Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. I loved dad Herbold and will miss him greatly. He enjoyed visiting with us and loved all the great grands and the step great grands as if they were his own. Will share a very special place in my heart always.

  2. Mr Herbold was a very kind & loving man & will be missed by all who knew him. Praying for all of his family for strength and comfort.

  3. Mary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss and thank you for the special effort you made to give us the news.

  4. Randy you and your family have my deepest condolences! May your father Rest In Peace!!
    Larry Davis
    Ellsworth 75 to 77

  5. I am unable to come for the funeral on Saturday, but will be holding all of you in my heart that day. Losing a parent — one that you were close to — one that gave you comfort and assurance just by them being who they were — is such a sad event — and somehow losing the last one — is even harder than losing the first to pass. Your parents were what I would call old school — people who grew up valuing family and friendship connections above all else. May you be blessed with the same values. (little heart)

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