Order Flowers

Joseph Laney

December 17, 1923 - September 10, 2017

Funeral Service

September 14, 2017
- 2:30 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Nativity Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Joseph Laney

December 17, 1923 - September 10, 2017


Joe Laney, age 93, resident of Fargo, ND formerly of Verona, ND, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead under the care of Hospice.

Joseph Richard Laney was born December, 17, 1923, at the home of his parents, Abe and Louise Laney on their farm, two miles north of Verona.

He attended Greenville Country School #2, rural Verona, then attended Verona High School, graduating in 1940. He attended Interstate Business College and was employed by J.I.Case Company, Fargo. He enlisted in the Army Corps in 1943, took his basic training at Amarillo Air Force Base, TX. He served at the Air Force bases at Clovis AF Base, Clovis, NM, and Harvard, NE, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged at the deployment center at Camp McCoy, WI, in 1946.

He married Marjorie E. Weinandt on June 4, 1947. She died October 6, 2012. He farmed until 1957; and was appointed County Auditor. He served in that capacity until 1988. He served as President of the ND State Auditor’s Association in 1977. He was Clerk of the Verona Public School District for 18 years and was secretary for the LaMoure County Water Resource Board for nine years. He was a member of Gilbert C. Grafton American Legion Post #2, Fargo and the Jones Benoit American Legion Post, Verona for a total of 67 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6570, of the Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

He is survived by five daughters, Valerie Fogel, Dr. Mary Laney, both of Fountain Hills, AZ; Marlene (Tim) Dufault, Crookston, MN; Rebecca (Steven) Peterson, Hannaford, ND; Jill (Todd) York, Delano, MN; six sons, Mark (Charlene), Dallas (Kathy), Raymond (Elizabeth), all of Fargo; Paul (Jackie) and Tim, Sioux Falls, SD; Joel (Joyce), Oakes, ND; one sister, Anna McCraw, Memphis, TN; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Cathy Iverson; parents, Abe and Louise Laney; son-in-law, Glenn Fogel; his brothers, Leonard, Francis, Elmer, Robert, Howard and Vincent; his sisters, Bernadette Campbell, Bernice Dietrich, Lucille Barta and Leah Isley; grandson, Gary Joseph Wagner; and great-grandson, Isaac Stokka.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 14, 2017 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.
Burial will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, Verona, ND.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.
To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.


Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

8 responses to “Joseph Laney”

  1. Cathy & Doug Munn says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the Laney’s. God Bless Mr. Laney’s memory. Thinking of you Marlene, take care.

  2. Wayne and Elaine Hankel says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the Laney family. Joe was a true artist and dedicated public servant. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Joan Richter says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I visited with Uncle Joe a month ago. So glad I was able to see him. Lots of good memories. Will miss him ! Time for him to rest with our Lord .

  4. Rocky and Brenda Ballinger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Joe’s dear family🙏
    Brenda and I have talked so much of the wonderful and special times we both had spending time with and staying overnight when we were children with Joe, Margie, and you their family at your farm north of Verona.
    Joe’s loving spirit will live on in you, his great family for many generations to come. May GOD wrap his loving and comforting arms around you all😌
    Love In CHRIST
    Rocky and Brenda

  5. wendy kramp says:

    Jill, I am so sorry to hear about you Dad. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Laurie Kadrie says:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting everyone at the farm and riding in the horse drawn cart. I had a nice visit with your parents at mom’s funeral.

  7. Larry Gaughan says:

    I remember Joe as a guy with a smile on his face all the time. I still remember as a kid talking to Joe about things. I thought it was great that he had time for children.

    Remember Joe is in a better place now.

  8. Ralph Jones says:

    Hello Laneys, Have known most of you for years! All awesome people! Im sure you inherited it from your father! RIP Joseph Laney! A new angel watching over your family!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *