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Dale Stenerson

January 31, 1935 - October 08, 2018

Visitation - Sunday

October 14, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Eventide Chapel, Fargo

Funeral Service - Monday

October 15, 2018
- 11:00 AM

First Lutheran Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Dale Stenerson

January 31, 1935 - October 08, 2018


Dale Robert Stenerson, 83 of Fargo, North Dakota (formally Halstad, MN) passed away on Monday October 8th, 2018 surrounded by family at Essentia Health Fargo, ND. Dale was born January 31, 1935, in Halstad, MN to Peter and Cora (Kjesbo) Stenerson. He was raised on the family farm that is still being operated by the 5th and 6th generation of Stenersons. He was baptized and confirmed in Halstad. He attended Herberg rural grade school in rural North Dakota, and graduated from high school in Halstad, MN in 1953. After High school, Dale Attended North Dakota State University until returning home to farm with his mother Cora. When Dale was not farming, he kept himself busy driving the Herberg School bus, as well as other various jobs. In June of 1963, Dale married Carol Gorze of Ada, MN and they resided on the farm. That fall they took over the farming operation from Cora Stenerson. While on the farm, Dale was involved in many civic and agricultural organizations: Halstad Lutheran Memorial Home, Halstad Lutheran Church, Lion’s, Toastmasters, NW Farm Managers, American Crystal Sugar Company, Farmland Industries, ND Soybean Council, & National Association of Cooperatives. Dale semi-retired from farming in 1995 and turned over the farm operation to his son Todd. In 2000, Dale and Carol moved to West Fargo, North Dakota. In retirement, Dale continued to stay very involved in Agriculture and did speaking at various events. He was also involved with First Lutheran Church Helping Hands, the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign, as well as volunteering as Big Iron trailer driver, Reading to Elementary students, FM Rotary, and Kiwanis. When not involved in these activities, Dale would also spend time with the love of his life Carol and their two sons or other family helping where he could as Family was always his #1 priority. He and Carol would also spend as much free time as they could attending their Grandson’s activities or at their cabin on lake Melissa, where he was always out finding that morning cup of coffee and all the local news.

Dale is survived by wife, Carol of Fargo; two sons, Robert of Fargo, ND, and Todd of Hillsboro, ND; One Grandson Devin Stenerson of West Fargo, ND; and sister-in-law, Nola Stenerson of Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his Parents Peter & Cora Stenerson, Sisters; Phyllis Johnson, Janice Habedank ; Brother Gunder Stenerson.


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12 responses to “Dale Stenerson”

  1. Arvilla J Lien says:

    Blessed be the memory of Dale. He served on the Board at Lutheran Memorial Home when I was employed there in the office. I also visited with him at graduation and Rick Habedanks in Twin Valley. Thanks be to God for his active life.

  2. Shelly Christianson says:

    My sincere sympathies
    Mrs Lyle Christianson

  3. Stuart and Kathy Larson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dale’s quick wit and friendly manner will be missed by many. God bless the memory of Dale Stenerson.

  4. Tim Pederson says:

    I worked at Horvick’s and Dale was a frequent visitor there. I always enjoyed having him there, and his telling stories. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Tim Pederson

  5. E. John & Brenda Carlson says:

    Dear Carol, Rob & Todd;

    We saw the obit for Dale in the Forum today and were saddened by his passing. He was a good man and stayed so energetic and involved always. I enjoyed bumping into him at Cashwise and other places and having spirited conversations and recalling good memories from year ago.

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. God bless the memory of Dale Stenerson!

  6. Jim Coleman says:

    Dale will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I will miss the many times he would stop by our cabin on lake Melissa and invite me to go to the American Legion club in DL for breakfast. Not being a farmer myself, I truly enjoyed his vast knowledge of farming. One time he took upon himself to go out and rent a tractor, then teach me how to operate it, so that I could level some land behind our cabin on Dakotah Beach. A genuinely nice friend.

  7. Timothy Hill says:

    My sympathies and condolences to your family.

  8. Lee Kjesbo says:

    Our sympathy to your family. As a younger cousin, I used to admire Dale’s positive attitude and wonder how he could be so active with the effects of his battle with polio. We hope to attend his funeral.

  9. Levos family, Chaffee,ND says:

    Always enjoyed visiting with Dale! Always remembered us no matter how long it had been! Talked about farming & he always commented on when our kids were in the paper for school or 4H. We always joked “ love us” (Lovas) or “leave us”(Levos)!!
    Andy & Julie Levos

  10. Charles Linderman, Carrington ND says:

    I served on the North Dakota Soybean Council with Dale. We have seen each other from time to time since then. We always had good thoughtful conversations. I knew him as someone who was always thinking about something and followed through by being active in many organizations and activities. I was sorry to learn of his passing. A life well lived.

  11. Marvin Duncan says:

    Dale was a good friend since our college days. He was a successful farmer and a strong advocate for agriculture and his community. He will be missed.j

  12. Jeannine Bryant says:

    Wow, I love this video! Thanks so much for sharing. So many good photos of Dale. He’s always got that mischievous smile on his face! Hugs to your whole family!!


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