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Frank Garrison

March 19, 1924 - October 08, 2011


8-9:00 A.M. Friday, October 14 at Larsen Chapel, Bethany on 42ndl, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

9:00 A.M. Friday, October 14 at Larsen Chapel, Bethany on 42nd, Fargo.


Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Frank Garrison

March 19, 1924 - October 08, 2011


Frank Garrison, 87, Rolla, passed away with family at his side on October 8th, 2011 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo.

Frank was born on March 19th, 1924 in Rolla, ND. He was raised and educated in the Rolla and St. John area. He was the son of Charles and Eva (Burley) Garrison. Frank married Marvel Bedard on December 19th, 1944 in Rolla. They made their home in Hansboro. They resided in Devils Lake for a few years prior to making their home in Bismarck. Frank later resided in the Knife River Nursing Home in Beulah and his last residence was at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.

Throughout his working years, Frank worked for several road construction companies in North Dakota. Frank also farmed and drove semi-trailer during his working years. Frank retired at the age of 62.

Frank loved all kind of sports! As a young man, Frank was a competitive player in a number of sports. You could call him a sports fanatic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, curling, baseball, boxing, football, basketball and hockey. He was a big New York Yankees fan.

Frank is survived by his three sons, Stephen (fiancé Peg) of Beulah, Blair of Fargo, and Webb (Mary) of Wasilla, AK; his four daughters, Sandra Johnson of Petaluma, CA, Cheryl Garrison of Petaluma, CA, Brenda Garrison of Dilworth, MN, and Priscilla (Lance) Richardson of Petaluma, CA; fifteen grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one brother, David (Rose Anne) Garrison of Lindstrom, MN.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters and two brothers.


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  1. Lyman & Sharla Henderson says:

    Hansboro ND
    We are very sorry to hear of your dads passing. Its been a long time since weve seen any of you but have many good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Lisa Kieffer says:

    West Fargo ND
    Brenda and family-I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Frank while living at Bethany and I have so many wonderful memories! Frank always had a sense of humor and was a very charming guy. Over the years, it was very apparent that he missed his wife, he often spoke fondly of her and even showed me the beautiful picture of her that he kept with him always. Frank was very compassionate and my daughter was always very excited to come and visit-always wanting to know when we were going to see “Grandpa Frank”. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss-Frances Charles will always have a special place in my heart.

  3. Gary & LoRia Novak says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Frank was a wonderful man and we have fond memories of him. Our deepest sympathy to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Marcia and Pat Guderjahn says:

    Devils Lake ND
    I was sure sorry to hear about the loss of Frank – and old and dear family friend from my childhood and friend of my parents, Merle and Lorraine Brown. I would truly like to attend the service and get a chance to visit with you all and get caught up after all these years, but I just can’t make it. A special greeting to Cheryl – man has it been a lot of years. We will be thinking about you on Friday. I especially liked the story someone shared about the curling and the Olympics. It brought back a lot of memories of years past. Marcia and Pat

  5. Betty & Herb Dittus says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Merrilee (Garrison) Kempthorne says:

    Boissevain ManitobaDeepest and sincere sympathy is extended to your family at this difficult time!

  7. Roy & Sheryl James says:

    Devils Lake ND
    Prayers to all of Uncle Frank’s family. It is so hard to lose someone, but I know Mom will welcome her brother home. I am still unable to do much traveling so will not be able to make the service. Please know my thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    If you are ever in Devils Lake, stop by.


  8. Dennis and Carolyn Carpenter says:

    Bismarck ND
    I have fond memories of Uncle Frank, he always made time to talk to us kids when we were growing up. My mother and dad had a great respect for him, they share alot of their earlier life together. Thanks Frank for being there with my mother at the end.
    My condolences to the whole Garrison family, he leaves a big hole in our family.

  9. Cindy Garrison Knighten says:

    Niceville FLMany fond memories of Uncle Frank, his family and his home. I wish all the best to those left behind. Love to all, Cindy Garrison Knighten

  10. Max Moore says:

    Fargo ND
    I had the priviledge of getting to know Frank for well over a year. I enjoyed every moment that I had with him. I had the opportunity to meet many members of his family and I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers at this time. Frank and I shared a lot of laughs and debates about baseball and football. Frank also taught me about the nuances of curling during the last Olympics as we would watch the competition together in his room. I already miss him tremendously and the many memories that he is a part of has made me laugh and smile to myself, and miss him even more. Frank was one of a kind and he is greatly missed.

  11. Nancy Pratschner says:

    Davenport N.D
    .Where do I begin. I am so sorry for your loss, Frank was just the greatest. We started out our friendship at Bethany on Univ., I am a transport aide there. He moved to 42nd, but I continued to visit him and I went on outings with him and other residents as a volunteer, but Frank was who I took around shopping, etc. We just became the best friends. I started taking my little grandaughter with on our volunteer outings and she also became a quick friend of Franks, he was so good to her. She wanted to take a picture with Frank and she keeps it now in her photo album and shows everyone her great friend at the nursing home. We will miss him terribly. Both of our loves for the Yankees got us in alittle trouble once in awhile at the home, but we loved getting people worked up alittle. What will it be like now, I just don’t know. All I know is that I was so blessed to have met him and for us to become friends. He will forever live in mine and my grandaughters hearts. Thank you for sharing him with us. May God keep you all in His care at this very sad time.

    Nancy Pratschner
    TA Bethany Retirement Living

  12. Jill Parisien says:

    Saint John North Dakota
    Its always hard to lose a loved one no matter how old they are this is to Uncle Frank tell all our loved ones ( that have passed on ) hi and I miss them, may you all rest in peace ,to the Garrison family Im so sorry for our loss

  13. Donna Jo Vandal Lipp says:

    McClusky ND
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Take care of each other.

  14. Janet Carpenter says:

    Albuquerque NMRemembering my dear Uncle Frank, my mother’s brother. I love you so much. We have so many wonderful memories to cherish. I wish I could be there. Sending condolences and loving thoughts to my cousins.

  15. Pege says:

    Frank will be missed by all who knew him. I know he will find peace back at Marvel’s side.

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