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Alfred Rysgaard

January 20, 2020

Visitation - Monday

January 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Larsen Chapel at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo

Memorial Service - Monday

January 27, 2020
- 1:00 PM

Larsen Chapel at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Alfred Rysgaard

January 20, 2020


Alfred “Al” Rysgaard, 83, of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away peacefully at Bethany Retirement Living on January 19, 2020.
Al was born April 15, 1936 to Arthur and Alice Rysgaard. If you asked Al, he would tell you it was the coldest winter on record. He graduated from Noonan High School in 1954. After High school, Al enlisted in the United States Army where he served for two years. After his service, he returned to the family farm and worked alongside his father. Farming truly was Al’s passion and he loved reminiscing about his time working on the farm.
Al continued to run the family farm in Noonan, ND until 2008. Even after retiring he would take a daily drive out to the farm, “just to check on things.” In 2012 he moved into the St. Lukes Sunrise Care Center in Crosby. Al moved to Bethany in Fargo in 2017 until he passed.
Al was active as a member in the Noonan Lions Club and served as the Coalfield Township Clerk. He also enjoyed fishing trips to Northern Canada and spending winters in Bethel, Alaska with his sister Glenda. While in Alaska he worked a variety of odd jobs including work on a sheep ranch, as a substitute teacher, and even volunteered as a checker on the Iditarod. After experiencing the Iditarod, he would follow the race every year thereafter.
He married Judy Bummer in 1981, who survives him. Al is also survived by three children, Hallie (Cory) Williams of Kenmare, ND, Trevor (Holly) Rysgaard of West Fargo, ND, and Mitchell Rysgaard of Bismarck, ND, as well as a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Al was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Alice Rysgaard, sister Darlene Watson, and brother Orland Rysgaard.


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5 responses to “Alfred Rysgaard”

  1. Pam Norris says:

    Prayers to all of the Family. Judy, Hallie, Trevor & Mich. I enjoyed Al when I got to visit with him.

  2. Maxine Fagerland says:

    I am so sorry Glenda

  3. CARLA says:

    Lots of thoughts and prayers dear friend

  4. Cora Moore says:

    I wish I could be there for you and your family, love you

  5. Edie Schmierbach says:

    Glenda and all of Al’s family:
    Al was one of the good guys. I have nice memories of seeing Glenda and Al together and noticing how fond he was of his little sister.
    Edie Schmierbach
    St. Peter. Minnesota

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