January 09, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
January 09, 2019
January 10, 2019
- 11:00 am
Dale Robert Ihry, age 58, of Fargo, ND, passed away on the evening of Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, surrounded by loved ones.
Dale was born July 20th, 1960, in Valley City, ND, to Adolph and Ardis (McCullough) Ihry. He grew up on a livestock and grain farm near Hope, ND. He graduated from Hope Public Schools in 1978. Dale married Brenda (Knudson) on January 2nd, 1982 at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church in Hope, ND.
Dale attended Moorhead State University where he graduated with a Business Administration degree in 1983.
Dale worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency from 1983 until retiring in 2015, at which time he was hired as the Executive Director of North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and North Dakota Corn Growers Association, where he worked until his passing.
Dale was a member of the Fargo Beer Club (FBC) and could often times be found tailgating at NDSU Bison football games. He was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Vikings, Twins, and Bison. Dale enjoyed golfing, cooking, and morning walks and/or jogging. He always enjoyed gathering with family and friends, large or small.
Dale is survived by his wife, Brenda, Fargo, ND; three children, Jessica (Matt) Linback, West Fargo, ND; Jamie (Matt) Lange, West Fargo, ND; and Tyler (Stevie) Ihry, Plymouth, MN; grandchildren, Mercedes Loos, Lennon Linback, Kylian Ihry, Elliana Lange, and Declan Ihry; siblings, Connie (Woody) Caspers, West Fargo, ND; Wade (Marilyn) Ihry, Hope, ND; Reed (Michelle) Ihry, West Fargo, ND; Neal Ihry, Hope, ND; Mary Ann Ihry, Minot, ND; Lori (Tim) Powell, Hope, ND; and Keith (Brenda) Ihry, Hope, ND; mother-in-law, Flossy Knudson, Finley, ND; sisters-in-law, Susan (Mike) Anderson, Finley, ND; and Denise (Jeff) Sloan, Finley, ND; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Ardis; brother, Gary; and infant twin siblings, Mary and Joseph.
Dale will forever be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and ally to all that met him.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9th at from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m., both at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center in Fargo, ND. Memorial Mass will be Thursday, January 10th at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Vasculitis Foundation, Celiac Disease Foundation, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, or any agricultural-related charity of the donor’s choice.