Warren (Butch) Pobst

warren (butch) pobst

October 10, 1949 ~ June 4, 2022

Born in: Fargo, ND
Resided in: Fargo, ND

Warren (Butch) Pobst, age 72, died, Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Sanford Health, Fargo.
Butch was born on October 10, 1949, in Fargo at St. Luke’s Hospital to Henry and Jewell (Tang) Pobst. He lived in Grand Forks until he was four when they moved to Salisbury, Maryland. He was undefeated playing tennis in high school and his team was number 1 in the state of Maryland.

Butch spent his summers in Verona, North Dakota with an aunt and uncle, Elaine and Warren Tang. After graduation in 1967 he was in the Air Force serving four years in England as a Morse Code Operator. He was also on the tennis team for the Air Force.

After a few attempts at college life, Butch worked with Young America in Fargo. In 1984 he went to work with ABC Seamless Siding Company in Fargo. His goal was to own a franchise for ABC which he did through a partnership in Bemidji, Mn. In 2006 he and Joe were named Franchise of the year for ABC Seamless. He retired in 2017 and loved his time at home.

Butch married Pat (Sorensen) in 1979 in Grenora. They were blessed with two children, Tricia and Matthew. Early in their relationship Butch coached Pat’s softball team. He loved to tell the story that he knew he was in trouble when everyone came to the first practice with new gloves. Butch enjoyed all sports: tennis, softball, golf and watching Bison football. Butch especially loved playing softball and was a legend pitcher for several teams. Some great stories came from the softball years with people he continued to enjoy when the softball days ended.

Butch’s family was very important to him. They were fortunate to take several trips to warm places every winter. These trips created many happy moments while also experiencing some sad times together.
Everybody hurts sometimes but everything will be okay because the dreams bring back memories.

Cheers to the ones we celebrate today…Butch’s wife, Pat, and children Tricia and Matthew. Tricia’s spouse, Chad, and their four children; Henry, Max, Oliver, and Lucy. Matt’s goldendoodle, Walter, and Butch’s goldendoodle, Alice. Butch’s Aunt Elaine, who was like a second mom and lovingly known as Grandma, Barb and her family, Bob, Logan, Alec, and Miah. Butch’s sisters-in-law and their spouses and children; Cheryl and Reed, Terry and Larry.

Toast to the ones we lost on the way…Butch’s parents and grandparents, his uncle Warren Tang, whom he was named after and attained a dry sense of humor from, his sister Sandy, his brother, Kevin, and parents-in-law Leroy and Viola Sorensen and brother-in-law, Dennis, and his wife Leigh Ann.

Memorials can be directed to the VA in Fargo or St. John Church


Services will be held this summer.:

Funeral: July 13, 2022 1:00 pm

St. John Lutheran Church-- Fargo
1710 5th St S
Fargo, ND

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Warren (Butch) Pobst 's name.

Fargo VA Medical Center

2101 Elm St NE
Fargo , ND
(701) 232-3241

St. John Lutheran Church

1710 5th St S
Fargo, ND
(701) 232-8521

Memories Timeline


  1. Pat, Matt, Tricia and family, you are all in my prayers and have my sincerest sympathy. When I think about Butch I remember his recent love of putting puzzles together, his enjoyment of shopping and visiting at the south side Hornbachers, and his witty sense of humor.
    Sending love and hugs!

  2. Butch was a such a kind, good man. I have such fond memories of hanging out “way too often” at the Pobst house growing up with my friend Matt. It was always nice to see and catch up with Butch when I got the chance. He will definitely be missed. Prayers to you Pat, my friend Matt and Tricia!
    -Jim Boulger

  3. Butch Pobst was one of the kindest man I have had the fortune to meet in my own life’s journey. His memory was incredible and I was always enjoyed being in his presence. He exuded love, without even using the words. He was a champion for everyone and it was always good to know he was in everyone’s corner. May God bless and keep dear Butch, knowing that the two of them will continue to watch over their dear family.
    Lovingly, Michele Vannote

  4. Butch was a great guy, full of life, lots of kindness and great sense of humor. Remembering all the college parties and hanging out with friends and family in Verona and Fargo. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

    –Peg (Peterson) Pound

  5. Pat and family

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family

    Joyce (Sorenson) & Mike Leonard

  6. Pat and Family, Mark & I will cherish our memories of Butch. He was a wonderful man, who lived his life in a loving, respectful, and kind way. We are so very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our hearts.

  7. Pat, I’m so sorry. It is so hard to lose your spouse. I’m glad you had so many years together. Your memories will bring you such a range of emotions and that is as it should be. Sending you so much love and many prayers.

    Chris (Hendrickson) Kimball

  8. Pat and family…It was such a pleasure to have known Butch all these years ago. We worked hard at American Man but also laughed often. Keep all his memories alive. Love Maggie

  9. Pat, this is Trudy KHOURY in Missoula. We were saddened to learn of Butch’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the times we spent with you guys! Please extend our condolences to your family. I know you all have wonderful memories too.
    Trudy and Dave

  10. Dear Pat, Matt, Trisha and family. I am so saddened to hear of Butch’s passing. I know he had been in an out of the hospital during the last several years, but he was a tough guy and always seemed to pull through and was back up to feeling better. He was loved by many in the ABC Seamless family and helped everyone throughout the years with his business knowledge and sincere friendship. He also had the ability to cheer you up and make you smile with a good joke which he would quickly spin around on his heel after he told it and leave. Maybe he and Veryl are catching up in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Much love to all of you and his pup who is no doubt missing him too.

  11. To Butch’s family,

    Butch was my sales trainer at abc Seamless back in the early 90’s. I was fortunate to know him. After driving to Rapid City, SD and spending a week with him to help a franchise get additional work, I realized he was one of the most kind hearted people I had known. I won a trip to Hawaii in ‘95 and I owe it ALL to Butch!
    You lost a great man and for that, my heart goes out to his family.

  12. Pat, I just learned of Butch’s passing. I will miss him and his Sanford visits. He usually had all co-workers laughing. I will always smile thinking of Butch and the many good talks we had. He loved his family so much, and proudly would show me photos of his grandkids. Tricia, he was pleased that you & your husband/family chose missionary life. And Matt, he spoke so highly of you too. I am praying for you all. Earthly goodbyes sting, but promises of everlasting life are our strength and true hope. Barb Moe 1Corinthians 2:9

  13. Dear Pat, Tricia, and Matt. Butch was a great guy. I remember when I first met him before you were married. Didn’t he also ask Vi and LeRoy for your hand in marriage at my parents house? I seem to remember that. From a beautiful wedding, birth of children and Grandchildren, family reunions, laughter, stories, dinners, major events, the memories will always be there, and bring a smile. I send you my love, hugs, and pray for strength as you go forward. He will always watch over you. Love to you all. Dina & Jeremiah

  14. Pat and Family, Sending you all my sympathy. It is a hard time, trust the Lord and lean on your friends and family to get you through the days ahead. Cherish the memories. Prayers, Becky Cofer

  15. Hi Pat,
    We were in Fargo last weekend visiting with Brad and Vicki Holm and learned about Butch. We are so sad for you and your children. We have so many great memories of times spent at softball games so many years ago. Lots of prayers and hugs from across the miles.
    Dave and Julie Lee

  16. To Pat, Matt, Trisha, Chad, and the grandkids,
    What a beautiful photo tribute to recall and remember a special man! These pictures capture your life together, his interests, his loves- each of you! Treasure the happy memories you shared. He will not be forgotten. I will be thinking of you on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
    Robin Carey-Sweeney

  17. What a guy Butch was. We knew of the younger Verona Butch. He was full of so much fun, laughter and shenanigans. Why not he was a Verona person all while there.
    He just fit in so good.
    We kind of worried who he would marry and he hit the jackpot with Pat. A great person who settled this guy into a hubby, and Dad.
    Our Love for Butch ran deep.
    The quote from us to Butch is
    he probably was the only person to be kicked out of a fast food place.
    RIP our Butchie. Love you always.
    Bonnie and Buddy.

  18. Thank you for the endearing comments that help us remember Butch.

    I pray my faith in God will help me stop crying so I can then help others.

  19. Pat: So sorry. I just ran across this. Not sure you remember me, but I worked with Butch at YA. And I was in your wedding…Butch was the best friend I had while we worked at YA…I remember he came over to our apartment the day after Christmas in 1978…we played cribbage on our living room floor…he kicked my butt! And I recall playing pinochle at your place. He was truly one of the best guys I ever knew. So sorry for your loss. I will think of him often. Take care.
    Steve & Selina

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