Tracy Lea Tjon

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February 13, 1978 ~ August 1, 2023

Born in: Fargo, North Dakota
Resided in: Moorhead, Minnesota

The livestream of the service can be viewed at this link beginning at 12:45 PM Tuesday

Tracy Lea Tjon (Rehder), 45 years old, from Moorhead, MN, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, in Moorhead, MN. She passed from natural causes due to a medical condition.

She was born on February 13, 1978, in Fargo, ND to happy parents Chester Rehder and Debra McCullough. For most of her childhood, she lived in Reile’s Acres. Tracy graduated from West Fargo High School in 1996. As a baby, she modeled for Herbst Department Store. At the age of 6 she won a beauty pageant and as a teen she modeled for Madame Butterfly. She was an accomplished figure skater and hockey cheerleader in high school.

Tracy married her sweetheart Jeremy Tjon on April 20, 2002, at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo. She graduated from Moorhead State University in May of 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Moorhead, MN has been their home during their marriage. They have 3 amazing boys, Owen (16), Briggs (13), and Gage (11). Her 3 sons were the light of her life.

Tracy’s first job was as a checker at Hornbacher’s. During college she worked as a bartender at the Bismarck. In both of those jobs her love of people shined bright. Tracy had a way of making others feel heard and that was a gift to so many. After college graduation, she worked as a paralegal for a local law firm.

As a child she attended Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo. At the tender age of 9 she attended the Greater Red River Valley Billy Graham Crusade in 1987 at NDSU with her mom and sister. Both girls went forward and were saved and attended weeks of Bible Study from the crusade with their mom. Tracy was confirmed at Faith Lutheran and loved that church and its traditions.

As a child and adult she loved camping, boating, fishing, swimming and skiing at the lakes with her family. That love continued once married, with children and she built her own beautiful memories with Jeremy and the boys. Her favorite was watching the boys in their activities from choir, to baseball and hockey she never tired of cheering on her guys.

Survived by husband, Jeremy, children: Owen, Briggs, and Gage, sister Robin (Ted) Bailey and their children Natalie, Will, Lydia and Anika, parents Chester Rehder and Debra McCullough, In-laws Curt and Mavis Tjon, sister-in-law Stacey (Tom) Bossart and his children Gunnar and Gabby, and brother-in-law Chris (Kelly) Tjon, and Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Tracy was proceeded in death by Grandparents, nephew James Tjon, step-father Jim McCullough, and uncles Gary Rehder and Rocky Jordahl.

Visitation will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Monday, August 7, 2023, from 5 – 7 pm with prayer service at 7 pm. The funeral will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Moorhead on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, with visitation at noon and the service at 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be streamed and available on Boulger’s website.

Donations in Tracy’s name can be made to Gigi’s Playhouse of Fargo. (3224 20th St. S Fargo, ND


Funeral Service - Tuesday: August 8, 2023 1:00 pm

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4000 28th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

(218) 233-4980

Visitation - Tuesday: August 8, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4000 28th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

(218) 233-4980

Prayer Service - Monday: August 7, 2023 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Monday: August 7, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Tjon Family-My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Tracy was always a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

    Erika Steenerson

  2. Tracy was my niece. Gone to young for sure. Praying she’s in God’s loving arms.So sad. ❤️ You will be remembered for the sweet person you were.

  3. Tracy – you will be greatly missed by your lake family! We love you!
    Jeremy and family – all our love and sympathy go to you – we love you!

  4. My deepest sympathies Tjon family – Owen, Briggs, and Gage your mom had such a huge heart and beautiful smile. It was so apparent how much she loved you boys through her smile and sparkle in her eyes when she was cheering all three of you on at the baseball fields. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Deb so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing. Thoughts and Prayers for you and the family.

  6. Thoughts and prayers to the Tjon family during this very difficult time. Let the memories of the loving beautiful person Tracy was help you through.

  7. Jeremy, Owen, Briggs, and Gage,
    We are just devastated to hear about Tracy. She was the most kind and warm person. Her smile could brighten anyone’s day. She was the absolute best mom ever, fun, patient, willing to make ice cream sundaes whenever friends were over. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  8. My deepest sympathies, Deb & family. I so remember Tracy when you were on Birch Lane. Neighborhood kids had so much fun. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  9. Tracy was a sweet, kindhearted woman with a great laugh & smile. She was a fun little girl growing up. Rest in the arms of Jesus my dear neice. Sympathies to the family and her boys, Owen, Briggs & Gage.🙏

  10. Tracy!
    Siempre vas a estar en mi corazón!
    No puedo creer lo que está pasando, es mucha tristeza!
    Chau Tracy…..nunca te olvidaré!

    Your always brother Leo from Patagonia but right beside you.

  11. My sweet T-Girl, your Light, your Smile, your Presence will never compare… it’s just incomprehensible and there are no words. Love you, sweetheart.
    Hugs, love, and huge prayers going out to Jeremy and the Boys, Deb, Chester and Robin, and all her wonderful family.

  12. Jeremy and sons, So very sorry for your loss. It has been so long since i have seen you guys. Tracy was working for Republic the last time I saw her. The world is a colder place without her in it. She was a beautiful person. I wish you peace and healing. Tracy will always be with you.

  13. My thoughts and prayers to the Tjon family. I met Tracy while I worked at Dakota Telco. She was a joy to know, very thoughtful and kind. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Tracy was a very kind hearted person and will truly be missed. I will forever remember that smile. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  15. Thank you for sharing Tracy with us all. She was a kind soul that touched many around her.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Jeremy and son’s. I am so very sorry for your loss. Tracy was such a warm loving mother and wife. May God be with you at this devastating time.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tracy was a beautiful person inside and out, always.

  18. You will forever be in our hearts❤️ Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeremy, Owen, Briggs and Gage! Tracy you will always be remembered by you heart warming smile and your laugh. Every time I play dice I will think of you as you always had the best luck playing that game. You whooped our butts every time. Then your famous saying… SERIOUSLY… Everytime I hear that word I will think of you. I will always cherish my time and many talks i had with you. Rest in peace my friend ❤️

  19. I had the privilege of going to High School with Tracy, and she was a gentle, compassionate soul and loyal friend. A tragic loss. We send our condolences and love to the family.

  20. So sorry for the loss of Tracy. I hope all of the wonderful memories you have of her will help carry you though this difficult time. Warmest thoughts to you, Jeremy and your entire family.

  21. My heart goes out to you, Jeremy, Owen, Briggs and Gage. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss.

    I knew Tracy first from her years at the Bismarck Tavern, and in later years i delivered mail at the law office where she worked. No matter what time of day or what year, whenever we crossed paths, she was a smiling, bright beacon, a joy to all she would meet. She took time to connect with the kindest heart, to laugh and trade stories, all while dazzling everyone with those bright blue eyes, rocking that precision-pink lip gloss like no other. I feel lucky to have known her.

    Her best lives on in memories and within you wonderful boys. May each of you be comforted, surrounded by loved ones and friends. Many hearts are with you.

  22. Condolences and prayers for all of Tracy’s family especially for my sister in law and brother Tom and Stacy Bossart.

  23. We have no words to make things better, can’t imagine what you’re all going through. Tracy’s beautiful smile was so contagious. Her eyes brilliant with all the love she continues to have for all her Boys. Her friendships became forever.
    Tracy was a wonderful person, Cherished, Loved, gone too soon. Our Love and Prayers to Jeremy & his 3 boys.

  24. To the Tjon Family and to our great friends Chet Rehder and Deb McCullogh .. our deepest sympathy on the loss of such a beautiful young soul. Our family grew up with Robin and Tracy. They babysat for our children. May you find peace in the coming days ahead and keep all the precious memories close to your heart. Rest in peace Tracy .. you will be dearly missed.

  25. Hi Jeremy, I had hoped to be there in person today, but have to join online. I can’t imagine your shock and grief at this moment, and it has to feel impossible to understand. But I know you have so many amazing people who love and care for you who will support you in the days ahead. Peace and love be with you all. ❤

  26. So sorry to hear about Tracy passing on, when I drove her son on my school bus, she was such a helpful mother in his care, she became a great friend to us on the bus , bless the family in there journey moving forward without her, Jeremy you are a gift as far as fathers go, a loving husband. Bless the memories we have of her! RIp Tracy Love to you all ! Darla

  27. We live on the same street as Jeremy and Tracy. We were so sad to hear of the passing of Tracy. The times we did cross paths with her always turned into a friendly conversation. We could tell she was a special gal. Denny and Cheryl Jessen

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