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Ella Richard

June 22, 1928 - January 24, 2019

Prayer Service - Thursday

January 31, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday with a Rosary at 6:40 PM

January 31, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Friday

February 01, 2019
- 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo

Visitation - Friday

February 01, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Ella Richard

June 22, 1928 - January 24, 2019


Ella M. Richard, 90, Fargo passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by her family.

Ella was born June 22, 1928 in Horace, North Dakota to Ovila and Lucinda (Sauvageau) Rheault. She attended school at St. Joseph’s Academy in Wild Rice. She married Maurice Richard on June 2, 1947 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Wild Rice. They farmed on the family farm for 7 years along with Maurice’s brother Tony and Ella’s sister Leone. They moved to West Fargo in 1953. Maurice passed in 2012, Ella continued to live there until her passing. She worked several jobs throughout her career, her last job being at the Post Office, retiring in 1983.

Besides her 7 children, she was a foster parent to many infants and children. She loved to quilt, spend time in her garden, canning and making her own wine. She was an excellent cook, making her homemade bread which will be missed by many. Her greatest love was spending time with her family and giving hugs. She had great faith in the Lord, praying the rosary daily and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo and worked as a volunteer for several organizations. While raising her family, many summers were spent at the family lake cabin on Big Cormorant followed by the lake home on West McDonald. For many years she traveled South with Maurice during the winter while taking several memorable vacations including China and Alaska.

She is survived by her children; Louise (Allyn) Klaman, Bruce (Gloria) Richard, Glenda (Jim) Nelson, Cindy Spieker, Lorrie (Jack) Bucholz, Kevin (Maria) Richard, daughter-in-law, Kathy Richard, sisters, Hazel Cossette and Pam Blotsky, brother, Florent Rheault, 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maurice, son, Dennis, siblings, Roger Rheault, Andrew Rheault, Cleo Rheault, Theresa Thorson, Eileen Laney, Leone Richard and step-grandchild, Matthew Spieker.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a Rosary at 6:40 and visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


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7 responses to “Ella Richard”

  1. Sharon Hartley says:

    Our sympathies are with your families as you adjust to a new life without your dear mother. From hearing stories about her, it sounds like she was a very loving and caring mother…may she Rest In Peace.

  2. Mary waechter says:

    Since I was lucky enough to stay overnight at the Richard’s home, now and then as Lorrie’s friend in grade school, i was honored to meet this wonderful lady. She was such a hard worker and such a kind lady. I think she loved everyone she met and made you feel that way. I was blessed to have known her a long time ago. Thinking of you all. Probably best known to most of you as Lorrie’s friend who made someone give up their bed. You all have part of her in you. Keeping you in my prayers. Mary Hoglund

  3. Jim and Joyce Lepine says:

    As we are out of the country we will miss your celebration of the life of a very good lady. Both Ella and Maurice were positive role models for me growing up. We are all blest for having known them On Friday morning we will pray and remember good times past with Ella.

  4. Janet Luptak says:

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of Ella. I had known her and her sisters for a very long time and enjoyed being with them on many occasions. I used to live in Horace and was active in the Seniors and would go to many of church dinners and sometimes even family functions with Eileen or Leone. May God Bless your family.

  5. Susy Levine Schardin says:

    My sweet Aunt Ella was my neighbor in West Fargo. I loved when we would meet on a walk or checking the mailbox. Always a kind word and ready smile. I’ll miss her. I am in California and not able to attend, so Julie will represent the Lepines. My sincere sympathies to my cousins

  6. Marge Nogosek says:

    Our prayers for all she was a special person paul and Marge Nogosek u

  7. Bobpriewe says:

    Will always love and miss this beautiful awesome child of Christ . Will see you soon Mom .

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