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Elena Lynnes

April 18, 1954 - February 15, 2012


10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


1:00 P.M. Friday, June 22nd at Rolette Cemetery, Rolette N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Elena Lynnes

April 18, 1954 - February 15, 2012


Elena Ann Lynnes, 57, Fargo passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo.

Elena was born April 18, 1954 at Rugby to Leland and Orpha (Larson) Lynnes. She grew up on the farm, south of Rolette and attended Rolette Public School, graduating in 1972. She then attended Bottineau School of Forestry, and graduated with a degree in horticulture in 1974. During that summer, she worked at the Denbigh Forestry experiment station.

She attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, and graduated from NDSU with a degree in Engineering Technology. She went to work for the North Dakota Highway Department, Fargo, in 1984 until the time of her death. While there, she received the Employee of the Year award in 2001 and 2009. She also received her 30 year certificate.

Her love for the outdoors, nature and adventure itself brought her to work her summers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, Yellowstone National Park and in Alaska. She joined the Peace Corps and went to the Dominican Republic from 1977-78 working there in forestry. Elena enjoyed bird watching, going to museums, movies with her friends, traveling, reading, and had a love for animals.

Elena was never married and had no family but that of her co-workers at NDOT which were closely knit.

She is survived by her four dear and closest friends, Danny Larson, Donna Templer-Axtman, Richard Shelton, and Sharold Hipfner, all of Fargo. She will be greatly missed by her two cats, Sage and Sasha. She is also survived by her aunt Beverly Lynnes, Rolette, N.D. and family, her uncle and aunt Art and Judy Lynnes, Larimore, N.D., aunt’s Nora Mikkelson, Wahpeton, N.D., Jean Nelson, Ca., and many cousins.

Elena was preceded in death by her parents Leland and Orpha, grandparents, uncles and aunts.


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  1. Vangie Laverdure says:

    Deland FloridaI was so sorry to here of Elena’s passing. I grew up with her. She was always extremely quiet, but a very nice girl. I am glad to hear that she did well in her life. I’m sad to know that I lived in Fargo for 10 years and never knew she was there.

  2. Orlin & Lola Lynnes Hanson says:

    Fargo ND
    We are so sorry we didn’t know about your illness when we got to Bethany Homes in Dec. We are sure you are in Heaven and we will see you up there some Day soon.

  3. Kevin & Jennifer Lynnes says:

    Elk River, MN
    Thank you Elena for being an inspiration to us! We pray that your soul is at peace with the Lord.

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