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Harold Garnier

January 05, 1938 - March 15, 2013


***CANCELLED FOR 5-7:00 P.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

CANCELLED 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 19, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Harold Garnier

January 05, 1938 - March 15, 2013


Harold G. Garnier died Friday, March 15 surrounded by his family as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Harold was born January 5, 1938 to Charles and Magdaline (Koch) Garnier in Bismarck, ND.  He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Bismarck, graduating from St. Mary’s High School.   He was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Elter) on November 22, 1958 and had five beautiful children. 

He worked for Champion Spark Plug Company as a Regional Sales Manager from 1958 until his retirement.  Harold was passionate about his gardens and flowers and they were the envy of his neighborhood.   His acts of kindness, generosity, and service for family, neighbors and friends was limitless.

He was a living example of his faith.  His priorities were always his Lord and family as exemplified by his caring for his wife in their home until her death from Alzheimers.  His final gift was the gift of organ and tissue donation through LifeSource to continue helping others in need.

Harold is survived by his children Lynda (Bill) Lee, Laura (Mark) Hoff,  Renee (Brad) Hertel, Charles (Elida) Garnier,  and Catherine (Mark) Lundberg , thirteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sisters Bernie Clark, Devra (Fred) Clausen, Judy (Lyle) Gallagher, Nadine Garnier, Barb (Bob) Hughes, and Carol Schaff.   He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth, his parents Charles and Magdeline, and his sister Janice Ehrmantraut.


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  1. Suzie Bock says:

    Omaha NEMy Dear Garniers,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing and through that, find out about Betty’s as well. The pain of losing both your parents is devastating and suposedly natural but somehow feel incredibly unnatural when you’re going through it.

    I was a lucky girl to grow up with your family as part of mine. Harold was so much fun and so loving and kind. Working with your dad was one of my dad’s favorite things about working for Champion. Remember all those hours filling goody bags for snowmobile shows? Harold made it such fun. And when my folks moved to Omaha and I stayed in Fargo, your parents took care of me for anything I needed. If I needed a “mom” fix I could stop by your house and Betty was always happy to see me and chat. I have always been so grateful for them.

    Much love and many prayers to you all. I’m comforted by the idea that Don, Lila, Jay, Betty & Harold are all up there laughing at each other’s stories again. I hope it comforts you too.
    All my love,
    Suzie Bock

  2. Scott and Blotske says:

    wilton mn Dear Garnier Family, It is with great sorrow to hear of your dads passing. It seems it was just yesterday we heard about your mom. It is so hard to lose a parent but harder to lose both so close in time. But the blessing is that they are both in heaven together. May you cherish all the great memories you have and hold them close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all may God bless you. hugs from Scott and Mary Blotske and our children

  3. Mary June (Mann) Gaffrey says:

    Deadwood SDDear Barb, So very sorry about your brother’s death. Please know that my prayers are with all of you. I am sure those special memories will comfort you now and in the days to come. May Harold rest in peace.

  4. TOM EGAN says:

    Sioux Falls South DakotaTo the Garnier Family,

    We are very sorry to hear about Harold.
    He was a wonderful person and a very good friend. We have known Harold for many years. I worked with Harold at Champion Spark Plug Company and enjoyed every minute when I had the opportunity to be with him. His story telling was the best!

    Our condolences go out to your wonderful

    Tom & Mary Ann Egan

  5. Ray & chris Yutrzenka says:

    The Woodlands TXDear family of Harold & Betty…
    Our condolences regarding Harold’s passing. I worked with him for many years with Champion and he was always such a joy to be around! Harold always had a joke or three to tell and I still smile when I think of his laugh! I know he will be missed greatly by all of you, your children, spouses as well as the many that knew him. Harold & Betty left this world a better place leaving a great legacy with you his children and their grandchildren! Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I know Harold and Betty are looking down upon you and smiling at each other saying to each other “look at the beautiful family we created to carry on”!

  6. Terry & Judy Meyer says:

    Sylvania OhioOur thoughts and prayers to out to the Garnier family. Enjoyed working with Harold for many years at Champion Spark Plug. Always enjoyed his family stories and his joke telling after a day of sales meetings. He was a special person.

    Terry & Judy Meyer

  7. Charles Garnier says:

    Rhinelander WisconsinGood bye Dad i am very sorry that i could not be with you when you passed. If i could i would have told you that you have been a loving father, friend and my hero. I love you and will miss you for all my days.

  8. Dale Helfrich says:

    Mandan North Dakota
    Harold was one of the nicest people I ever knew. I always enjoyed seeing him come through the door, or visting with him at a parts show. Dale A. Helfrich

  9. Mason Hoff says:

    Grandpa I love you so much and I can’t believe you’re gone. The only thing that makes me happy about it is that you’re up in Heaven with Grandma, love you.

  10. Dick & Theresa Tokach says:

    Mandan, North Dakota
    Dear Family Members:

    Our sympathy and that of our family to
    all of you in the loss of your Dad. We are saddened at how closely you have
    lost both your parents. We believe they have joined other family members in
    heaven but will always be remembered by us. We are planning on joining you on
    Tuesday for Harold’s service.

    Love, Uncle Dick & Aunt Theresa

  11. Elizabeth Hoff says:

    We love you so much Grandpa and will miss you every day. You were one of the best men and by far the best grandfather any of us could ask for. Your love and care for Grandma was inspiring for all of us who witnessed it and I find comfort knowing that you have reunited with her. Put in a good word for all of us down here!

  12. Judy Guttormson says:

    Hendrum Our thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you during this difficult time. My heart hurts for you as I know all too well how it feels to lose both your parents within such a short time. My strength came from knowing my parents were once again together and watching over those that they left behind. May that thought comfort you all as well. Harold and Betty are having the time of their lives together again and are now your special guardian angels. I so enjoyed getting to know your parents and loved visiting with them. I was amazed at how Harold could always remember my name and gave me grief from the get-go! He’s a special man who I will always remember.
    Love and hugs to you all!
    Judy G. and family

  13. Dwight & JoAn Radcliffe says:

    Fargo, ND
    We are sad to hear about Harold. He was a good friend and he will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the

    Dwight & JoAn Radcliffe
    Clearwater, Florida

  14. Laura Hoff says:

    Fargo ND
    So hard to let you go dad, you meant so much to everyone who knew you. Give mom a hug from us as we know you are finally together again. We loved you so, and will cherish the memory of your kind, humble soul always.


  15. Connor Hoff says:

    Fargo ND
    Grandpa, I still can’t completely accept the fact that you’ve left us. The last time we visited, I didn’t think “see you later” would ever mean “goodbye”. I already miss you so much, but I guess I understand… You probably couldn’t keep Betty waiting forever.
    We are heartbroken down here, but glad that you’re with God… where you have always belonged. Keep watch over us, Grandpa. I know you will, and we will be praying for you always. And don’t worry– I’ll take excellent care of Duke.
    Say hi to grandma for me, and I will see you later.

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