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Dr. Gary Lindemoen

March 12, 1936 - December 04, 2018

Celebration of Gary's Life - Sunday

December 09, 2018
- 3:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus

Visitation - Sunday

December 09, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Dr. Gary Lindemoen

March 12, 1936 - December 04, 2018


Gary L. Lindemoen, 82, Fargo passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Gary as born March 12, 1936 in Stephen, MN to Albert and Irene (Frederick) Lindemoen. He graduated from Crookston High School 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving stateside during the Korean War in 1955. He married Rita Sullivan on March 4th, 1955. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Biology in 1962 before graduating from Marquette University with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1967. He did his residency and internship at Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York 1967 until 1970 where he received his Doctorate in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He returned to Fargo in 1970 where he began his practice and raised his 3 children; Vicky, Susan and Todd.

He was the Department Head of Oral Maxiollofacial Surgery at Fargo Clinic until opening his own private practice in 1988, O.M.S. Associates Inc.

Gary married Jill Geraghty on February 3, 1985 in St. Thomas at Frederik Lutheran Church. Together they raised 3 daughters; Brenna, Alexa and Marissa.

He was the President of The American College of Oral Maxiollofacial Surgeons, Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, member of The International Congress of Oral Plastic Surgery along with the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Gary was a strong advocate for his profession. He won a Supreme Court decision that paved the way to allow other Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons to practice facial surgery across the country. In 1994 he developed and directed The Heartland Study Club; a fellowship of dentists and dental professionals committed to bringing advanced dental education and fellowship to our community.

Gary loved his profession and his work; it was a part of his identity. He continued working into his 80’s. His love for helping others made it difficult to retire.

Gary loved life and his time with family and close friends. He had, however, developed degenerative brain disease which was causing him difficulty with the things he loved.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jill, Fargo; mother, Irene Lindemoen, Grand Forks, ND; children, Vicky (Mark) Fjelde, Indianapolis, IN, Susan Lindemoen, Columbia, SC, Todd (Melissa) Lindemoen, Fargo, ND, Brenna (Carter) Lindemoen-Wynn, Fargo, ND, Alexa (Mike) Patti, Portland, OR, Marissa (Matthew Frederick) Lindemoen, Fargo, ND; 11 grandchildren, Lyla, Penelope, Theodore, Harrison, Neal, Lili, Jake, Nicole, Andrea, Amy, Anna; 4 siblings, Judy Behm, Grand Forks, ND, Dennis (Karen) Lindemoen, Bloomington, MN, Avis (Bill) Reynolds, Grand Forks, ND, Terry Lindemoen, Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Al, father and mother-in-law, Darrell and Ruth Geraghty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lend A Hand with Dakota Medical Foundation.


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28 responses to “Dr. Gary Lindemoen”

  1. Mike and Joan says:

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was one of the first people I met at Marquette when we were in Dental School. Know that Joan and I are praying for all of you.
    Love Joan and Mike Joyce

  2. Kristi Allen says:

    So sorry for your family. You guys will always hold a special spot in our heart. Your dad was a very talented and amazing man with a big heart.

  3. Nancy Halvorson says:

    In the 10 years that I worked for Dr. Lindemoen (always Dr. Lindemoen, out of respect) he was always kind, caring and compassionate. He was an excellent and gentle surgeon. I am proud to tell people I worked with him, it was a privilege. He was a beautiful person, he will be missed. My heart goes out to his entire family during this difficult time.

  4. Tami Vigen says:

    Words just can’t express the ultimate respect I have for this wonderful man and fabulous employer. We spent 15 great years together and the mentoring was priceless. My heart goes out to all the family and am sending prayers from afar. God bless all of you and farewell GLL. Rest in peace!

  5. Aunty Audrey & family says:

    I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. May his soul Rest In Peace “Where ever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories”

  6. Kristie(Andvik) Berg says:

    My deep sympathy goes to all of Dr. Lindemoen’s family. I had the honor to be his first surgical nurse – assistant when he came to work at Dakota Clinic. He was the most humble man I have ever met. What stands out in my mind the most was that smile he greeted everyone with. My deepest sympathy, may you all feel God’s arms wrapped around you always.

  7. Jim Simpson says:

    My sympathy to Vicky, Sue and Todd. I hope you and your families can have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Lisa Morris says:

    So sorry for your loss of your father Susan and family, prayers sent to you and yours!

  9. Bruce Winter says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the Gary’s passing, a very good man and talented Doctor. God Bless

    Bruce Winter

  10. Linda Turn says:

    Jill and family…my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. He was a wonderful man and great surgeon. A great advocate for his patients. He was so wonderful for me for decades and got me thru years of TMJ. You and I went thru TMJ issues at the same time and had many great conversations. I felt sadness when i saw he retired but my heart goes out to all of his family as you say your goodbyes. Cherish all your wonderful memories. God bless!❤

  11. Cindy Miller says:

    Vicky, many thought and prayers to you and your family. Love your KKG big sister, Cindy Lewis (Miller)

  12. Amie-Jo says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Lindemoen when I was a student doing observation and then again working at Apple Teee. Always a kind soul! Many prayers to your family!

  13. Dawn Volden says:

    So sorry to hear of Dr. Lindemoen’s passing. I am grateful for the opportunity he gave almost 20 years ago, my first job as a dental assistant. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  14. Dr. David D. Dobmeier says:

    A great loss for his family and the dental community. My deepest sympathies.

  15. Jack Johnson says:

    My deepest condolences to the Lindemoen family. May the Angels surround your family in your time of sorrow.
    Warm regards,
    Jack Johnson

  16. Todd Gross, CRNA says:

    Although I didn’t spend a lot of time with Gary in the Operating Room, his cases went smoothly, and he treated everyone in the room with great respect. When we met at the gym, he always greeted me with a smile and a pleasant greeting. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  17. Dan & Sherry Stoa says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts.

  18. Melinda Harr says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Lindemoen. He was always so kind and a such a gentle surgeon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.

  19. Charlene Klovstad says:

    Sending prayers to the family. He was a Great man. Charlene Klovstad.

  20. Brenda Hasse says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dr. Lindemoen while I was at Apple Tree Dental. He was kind and will always remember his love of coffee. My thoughts and prayers.

  21. Barbara Werre says:

    Please accept our sympathies in the loss of Gary.
    His many talents and hard work have inspired and improved many people’s lives.
    Rest in Peace.

  22. Alisa Hilde says:

    So sorry for your loss. Dr. Lindemoen performed jaw surgery on me in the early 1980’s and I will always remember him as he was very kind to a scared 15 year old who had never had surgery or stayed in the hospital before.

  23. Ingo Keller says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gary. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

  24. Whit Family says:

    We’re so sorry to read about the passing of Dr. Lindemoen. May God comfort all of you during your sad days and give you the strength to cope with your thoughts. During your disquieting days, think about seeing him again as a young and healthy man. (Please read about ‘loss of a loved one’ at jw dot org.) Ponder over what you’d like to say and how big your hugs will be when we are reunited with our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15) Our sincere condolences to the family.

  25. Debbie Brakke says:

    Jill, I’m so sorry for your loss. Gary was a good boss and a very nice person.
    My condolences,

  26. Brett and Catherine White says:

    So sorry Todd and Melissa. He must have been one heck of a man. All my love to you.

  27. Tom Stratton and Family says:

    Dear Jill and Family. Our deepest sympathy for the passing of Dr. Lindemoen. He was not only a giant in the dental community, but was someone that treated everyone with deep respect and care. I remember my days and nights in Fargo (and elsewhere) for Seattle Study Club meetings with Dr. Lindemoen, Jill, Dr. Cohen and so many others. What a blessing to have known him. He will be missed. Prayers and blessings to all.

  28. Yolanda Jimenez says:

    I just saw Dr. Lindemoen has passed. I had worked with him in the early 70’s. He was a hard working wonderful person. Always positive. My condolences to your family.

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