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Byron Fatland

July 27, 1935 - May 18, 2013


5-7 PM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday

Prayer Service:

7 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

9:30 Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Fargo


North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Byron Fatland

July 27, 1935 - May 18, 2013


Byron passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Villa Maria in Fargo surrounded by his family.

Byron was born on July 27, 1935, the son of Clarence and Borghild (Engh) Fatland in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High School. Byron proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1956 until his discharge in 1958. He returned to North Dakota and was united in marriage to Sylvia Stene on August 27, 1960 at East Marsh River Lutheran Church. They made their home in Billings, MT before moving back to Fargo in 1964. Byron worked for 32 years at Greyhound Bus. In 1991 he moved to Lisbon, ND where he made his home at North Dakota Veterans Home. He returned to Fargo in 2003 and has lived at Villa Maria since that time.

Byron was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church in Fargo and was also active at other churches in activities including Bible School and AWANA. He loved to sing, spend time with his family, and was a good friend to many. He also never passed up a chance to go to a Lutefisk supper or to a good corn feed.

Byron is survived by his sons, Skye (Lynn) Fatland of Appleton, WI; and Ridge (Linda) Fatland of Moorhead, MN; his grandchildren – Lucas (Elissa) Fatland, Keisa Fatland, and Amber Fatland; and his great granddaughter, Zoë. Also surviving are his two brothers, Wallace of Frazee, MN; and Roger of Lake Elsinore, CA; his specials friends, Tammy Easton of West Fargo, ND, and her children – Steven Johnson, Jenny Johnson, and Jo Johnson; cousin and friend, Darlan (Mary) Fatland of Walcott, ND; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ronald and sister, Bonnie Jurisch; and his special friend, Jo Olmsted.


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  1. Darlene (Knutson) Longballa says:

    Red Wing MN

    Byron was very influential in my life as a teen at FLC youth group. He touched my life with his witness to our Lord. I loved hearing him pray the Lord’s Prayer with such emphasis. I still think of him whenever I now pray it.

    May all who knew and loved him know that God is continuing to hold him in the palm of His hand!! May happy memories pour in whenever Byron comes to mind!! He shall be missed!!

  2. Calvary Church at Village Green says:

    Moorhead MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your father & grandpa, but we rejoice with Byron now as he is celebrating and worshipping with Jesus!

  3. Carole (Knutson) Hulm says:

    Bismarck ND
    Byron Fatland helped shape my life as a counselor to our youth group at First Lutheran Church in Fargo. I will never forget his beautiful voice. He would come over to our house on Saturday mornings and my mother would fix him eggs and toast. He was a friend to all. Our youth group would have so many activities and he participated in them all.
    Byron will be remembered by me and by many others. I know he was important to my family.

  4. Curt Hansen says:

    Fargo ND
    Ridge and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Your Father sounds like a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may the Lords healing begin.


  5. Wayne and Elaine Hankel says:

    Fargo ND
    Our sincere sympathy to the family.

  6. Gary N. Johnson says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Byron was my dear friend and we shared
    many good times together during his stay
    at Villa Maria. Byron & I shared going
    to Church suppers at Lisbon, going to
    Walmart, the Fargo Marathon and the
    Kidney benefit at the Red Hawks stadium
    and times just sitting outside at the Villa
    to talk which centered mostly around the Bible. Byron loved the Lord and faithfully
    read the scriptures. Bryon always had
    something to share from the Bible when
    I would visit. It was a blessing to have
    known Bryon. “Blessed are the pure of
    heart: for they shall see God.”

  7. Pat Van Den Heuvel says:

    WISkye and family, you all have our most heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. May God hold all of you in His loving arms.

  8. Jan & Ron Newlander says:

    North Bend ORWe wish we could be there with you at this time but our thoughts and prayers are.
    Jan Newlander

  9. Jan McNally says:

    Lisbon NdByron was a wonderful man. I was one of his nurses at the ND
    Veterans Home.

  10. Bette (Cora Boyer's daughter)Vic OLson says:

    Roseburg OregonBryon will always be remembered for his strong Faith. An example for all. To his Family cherish the memories – the pain is eased by those memories and they live on.
    I will be there in spirit tuesday,f3FQd keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.
    A memorial was sent today to Boulger Funeral Home.

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