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Edward Rheault

March 30, 1929 - February 11, 2013


5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Prayer Service:

7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead.


Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Edward Rheault

March 30, 1929 - February 11, 2013


Edward A. Rheault, 83, Moorhead, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.

Edward was born March 30, 1929 at home in Horace, North Dakota to Louis and Alberta (LaValee) Rheault.  He grew up in Horace and attended school at St. Benedict’s in Wild Rice.  He lived in Horace until being drafted into the Army, where he served in Korea.  He served from December 4, 1950 – September 19, 1952.  After he was honorably discharged he returned to Horace where he worked for Crystal Sugar and then Northern Improvement.  He married Mary Lou Kruger in December of 1958 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Wild Rice, North Dakota.  He later worked for Daveau Music in Fargo and later Schmitt Music after 30 years he retired in 1990.

Edward enjoyed playing cards, gardening, fishing, canning and especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Edward is survived by his children, Wayne (Barb) Rheault, Moorhead, David (Tracie) Rheault, West Fargo; grandchildren, Jesse Rheault, Horace, Benjamin Rheault, Moorhead, Alexis Rheault, Fargo; siblings, Norman (Joan) Rheault, Fargo, Alphe (Gloria) Rheault, Fargo, Mae Rheault, Fargo, Phyllis (Marc) Grandbois, Fargo, and Arlene (Gordon) Gilberts, West Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings, Denise Wheeler and Milton Rheault.


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  1. Brian Wittman says:

    I met Ed while working for Daveau Music company and Schmitt Music Centers in Fargo. He was a tireless worker, always on the move doing something, painting, shoveling snow, washing windows,etc, and it seemed as if he always knew what needed to be done when no one else would do the job.

    After leaving Schmitt’s I often saw him out and about, because we both live in north Moorhead. My favorite memory of Ed was when I saw him out walking one day. He was pushing a stroller with one hand, and carrying another child with the other arm. It wasn’t something anyone would imagine, but it certainly defined his character.

    My thoughts are with you in your loss.

  2. Craig Hanson says:

    Bella Vista ArkansasEddie had a very big heart of gold – on the surface he seemed rough but under all that his caring heart would often emerge . I first met him at Daveau Music in my first job out of college. He gave of himself many times – especially later when Schmitt Music moved our family , there was Eddie, off the clock carrying the heavy’s for us. He was a living example of what the Apostle Paul tells us in :
    Gal 5:13-14
    “serve one another in love. 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.””
    My payers for your whole family.

  3. Jennifer (Burns) Stickney says:

    Dilworth Dave sorry for your loss. May you cherish the memories! Take care.

  4. Kelee J Sullivan says:

    Moorhead MN
    I am sorry for your loss. Ed suffered alot during the past years The loss of someone you love is never easy. My heart and prayers are with you Wayne and Barb and the Rheault family. May he rest in peace.

  5. Pamela Hahn Larson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Dear Rheault family, I knew Ed through Daveau/Schmitt…my late husband, Dale Hahn was also there until his death in ’05. Ed was very kind to me when we moved to the country near Hawley. One evening he used the store truck and he and I went to Fargo Tire to get about10 large truck tires that I had gotten for free…he drove me out to Hawley with those tires and we unloaded them into the yard…they were to construct a large sandbox/play area for my young boys. Upon moving to Moorhead in ’07, I found myself living almost around the corner fromEd…I visited with him several times during my walks, He didn’t remember me, but he did remember my late husband and a few others from the store. I’m sorry for your loss…God bless the memory of Ed Rheault. Pam Hahn Larson.

  6. Alfred A Buchholz says:

    Bismarck North Dakota
    Sorry for your loss. I met Edward once at the Hi-Ten steakhouse in West Fargo, when I worked there with Arlene.

  7. Shawn & Laura Meyer says:

    We will sure miss Uncle Ed. He was a one-of-a-kind man. Shawn admired him so much and has told me Uncle Ed stories since we first started dating. He was always so impressed by his strength, his service to our country, and his humor. I sure enjoyed playing cards with him on holidays. We are glad Ace and Hank got to meet Uncle Ed, and we’ll be telling Ace, Hank, and Bo stories about him for years to come. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will see you at the funeral.

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