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Ardis Fuhrman

September 26, 2009


Boulger Funeral Home

Ardis Fuhrman

September 26, 2009


Ardis Fuhrman died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on September 26, 2009. She was born to Audrey and Arthur Parke in Glasgow, MT on March 19, 1949. She greatly admired her older brother Jim and often shared fond memories of the nurturing and loving childhood provided by her wonderful parents.

She met her husband Dennis while in high school. They attended Concordia College together and were married in 1968. She graduated cum laude in elementary education and math from Concordia in 1971. After three years of teaching, she decided to focus on raising her children over the next 17 years, actively supporting their activities, such as the F-M Acro Team, Red River Soccer, and PTA to name a few.

Ardis pursued an accounting degree at night, and started as a CPA with Eide Bailly in 1991. Her career was a source of joy and satisfaction. Ardis enjoyed volunteering in the Fargo-Moorhead community with the Junior League and the F-M Opera, enriching countless lives. Traveling with her family and friends satisfied her sense of adventure. Her family is grateful to have been blessed with such a model of strength, grace, intelligence, beauty, and selfless love. She will continue to inspire us and guide us in our lives.

She was preceded in death by her father Arthur and her father-in-law Mel Fuhrman. She is survived by her husband Dennis; mother Audrey of Glasgow, MT; brother Jim (Shirley) of Weston, CT; daughter Dacia Gonzales (Robert) of Houston; son Brett (Karen) of Denver; son Trevor (Lauren Froeschle) of Denver; adored grandchildren Alexander Gonzales and Hannah Fuhrman; nephew Brad Fuhrman of New York; mother-in-law Gloria Fuhrman Schlieve (Robert) of Havre, MT; sister-in-law Donna Garsjo (Jerome) of Billings, MT; brother-in-law Bart Fuhrman (Karen) of Healdsburg, CA; brother-in-law Kelly Fuhrman of Glasgow, MT; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations made in her name to Concordia College, CaringBridge, or Olivet Lutheran Church.

The family appreciates all of those who prayed for, supported and loved Ardis throughout her life.

A memorial service will be held 2 Pm Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.caringbridge.org/visit/ardisfuhrman

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.


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  1. Glenn and Carolyn Renfandt says:

    Fargo Dear Dennis and family, we were out of town and were saddened to hear the news. She was a beautiful person and we are all better people for having known her. Our prayers, Carolyn, Glenn, and family

  2. Glenn and Carolyn Renfandt says:

    Fargo Dear Dennis and family, we were out of town and were saddened to hear the news. She was a beautiful person and we are all better people for having known her. Our prayers, Carolyn, Glenn, and family

  3. Karen Pallansch Beutler says:

    Fargo ND
    Thinking of the loved ones of Ardis at this time and of whom she was so proud and spoke of so often. I have many fond memories of Ardis and your family as we worked together through the basketball years of traveling teams and high school basketball events. She was always an inspirational joy. She inspired those whose lives she touched and the number was many.We are all truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Blessed be her memory and my prayers are with you all at this time and in the days ahead. Our sympathy to you.
    Karen& Gerry Beutler & Josh and Jess Pallansch,& Kelli Pallansch

  4. Sue Schuh says:

    Fargo ND
    Denny and family,
    Please accept my condolences. Ardis was such a wonderful woman. It seems like yesterday we were standing along the sidelines at a soccer game. Ardis was always had a smile and a greeting. What a great person! Her laugh made us laugh. God bless your family.
    Sue Schuh

  5. Lisa Benoit says:

    Sulphur LaRobert, Dacia, Alex and the Fuhrman Family,

    My heart goes out to all of you. We send our deepest condolences from Louisiana.

    May God comfort you,

    Ray, Lisa, Brittany, Elise and Grace

  6. DR. & MRS. BURTON S. BELKNAP says:

    FARGO 58103

  7. Gene Taylor says:

    Fargo ND

    Dennis and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time for the loss of Ardis. I realize there is an emptiness you all must feel with her loss that I hope friends, family and remembering her over time will help.

    Gene Taylor

  8. John T. Korsmo says:
  9. Teresa Upton says:

    Bossier City LAI will miss Ardis dearly She was a great big sister and will miss going to lunch and the visit we had when i would come home. She was a great person.Hope you are all doing ok.

  10. Steve Scheel says:

    moorhead mnDenny, Jim & Family

    It saddened me deeply to hear about the passing of a friend, a wonderful spouse, mother, and sister. I trust you will smile as you remember all the good times and special moments that you shared over 60 years. Ardis was as gentle and kind a person as I have ever met.

    You are all in my prayers.


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