December 20, 1941 ~ July 5, 2015
Val Gerard Tareski, 73, of Reile’s Acres, ND, passed away Sunday morning, July 5, 2015 at Bethany Retirement Living under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
He was born December 20, 1941 to Raymond and Vivian Tareski at Bottineau, North Dakota. He graduated from Bottineau High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NDSU in Fargo, North Dakota. Val then became a member of the NDSU Electrical (Computer) Engineering faculty, retiring after 43 years.
In 1966, he married Millie Harbeke at Page, North Dakota and they enjoyed over 49 years together.
Val became an amateur radio operator in high school and enjoyed that hobby for over 50 years. Val and Millie, together, assisted with many charity runs, walks and bicycle tours.
He also enjoyed being a member of the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team volunteering many hours at emergencies and disasters both locally and regionally.
Val was the Reile’s Acres auditor for many years. He and Millie attended and volunteered at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo.
He is survived by his wife, Millie, and children; Nancy (Jeff) Ritchey, Coralville, Iowa, Suanne (Mike) Goroski, Wahpeton, North Dakota, Neal (Christina) Tareski, Fargo, North Dakota, grandchildren; Nicole and Jade Ritchey, Jon and Mary Goroski, Sarah and Leah Tareski and brother, David (Donna) Tareski, Airway Heights, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Val led a life of caring, integrity and always had a positive outlook.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.