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Albert Schwinden

August 07, 1926 - October 16, 2011


5-7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2 PM Wednesday, October 19, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home

Albert Schwinden

August 07, 1926 - October 16, 2011


Bud (Albert John) Schwinden, aka, “The Schwindler” is hunting pheasants and deer up above now. Bud joined his wife, Donna, and six of their seven dogs in heaven on October 16, 2011. Bud was at home surrounded by his family and his dog when God’s angels tenderly carried him home.

 Bud, a lifelong resident of Fargo, ND was born on August 7, 1926, the first child of Moritz and Agnes Schwinden.

 Bud loved working. At the age of 84, he finally retired from Border States Paving Company. Work meant friendship to Bud (Lloyd, Tom, Keith, Nancy, Dan, Lori, shop guys, and all who would wave to Bud while he was in his pickup truck driving around the FM area). Bud loved hunting, especially deer and pheasant hunting with his son, John and dogs. But most of all, Bud loved his family. We will miss your unconditional support, humor and unselfish ways. We could always count on you. You are and will always be in our hearts until the twelfth of never.

Bud is survived by his three children, Mary Kay Schwinden-Schmidt (Ed Schmidt); Cindy Schwinden (Mike Weiss); and John Schwinden (and his three daughters, Brianna, Katie and Abby); his sisters and brothers: Evelyn (Fischer), Elaine (Adrian Cihak), Don (Pat), Ken (Norma), and Morrie (Cathy) Schwinden. Bud was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife, Donna.

 Bud said that he had no regrets, just great memories.

“Daddy Bud we will miss you so very much.”

 Memorials may be sent to FM Humane Society and Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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  1. Rich Ludwig says:


    My sympathies on the passing of your brother.


  2. Julie Dahl says:

    Formerly Fargo Bud was one of the best freind and neighbor a person could have! You will be missed Bud.

  3. Darrin Galde says:

    Horace ND
    I will miss Bud coming into the BSP office every morning for coffee. He would always smile and say “morning”. We’ll miss you Bud.


    We all enjoyed when Bud came in with his friendly smile and wonderful attitude towards life. He always had a smile and a “HI” for everyone. We will miss you! You were a great friend.

  5. MIKE THORSTAD says:

    FARGO I had the pleasure of selling to “Bud” for many years, he made it a joy to be in the parts business. He is missed by all who ever meet him.
    God bless his memory to all who had the advantage to be around him..

  6. Shari Force-Smith says:


    We are sorry for the loss of your Dad.

    You are in our thoughts.

    Shari & Greg

  7. Scott Donahue says:

    Frazee M.N.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I work at Border States and had the pleasure to work and talk with Bud. He was one of the men that will leave a lasting impression on me through out my years to come. He will be missed by all. Rest in peace Bud.

  8. carol m haskin says:

    fargo ndMy sympathy and prayers go out to all the family on this time. I have known all the family for many years and they will all miss Bud! Carol Haskin

  9. Nancy Slotten says:

    We will greatly miss Bud’s white pickup driving in and out of the shop. Greatest and most loyal employee ever. To steal one of his sayings – “he was good people!” Will miss you Mr. Bud.

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