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Howard Sharpe

August 19, 1953 - September 17, 2019

Memorial Service - Saturday

September 21, 2019
- 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus

Gathering - Saturday

September 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Howard Sharpe

August 19, 1953 - September 17, 2019


Howard passed away on September 17, 2019 at the University Medical Center Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, at the age of 66.

Howard Sharpe was born in Mayville on August 19, 1953 to Doug and Helen Sharpe.

On November 28, 1975 he married Karen Lundeby and together they had two sons, Brian and Matthew. Howard worked for American Family Insurance for 32 years in Dickinson. He was involved in Blue Hawk Boosters, Dickinson Park Board, Badlands Bowl and other various committees. He was an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoyed golf and hunting, among many other activities. In 2017 he moved to Fargo for health reasons.

He is survived by his wife Karen of 44 years, sons Brian and Matthew of Boulder, CO, his mother Helen, sisters, Laura Norby and Karen Hamre.


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20 responses to “Howard Sharpe”

  1. Greg and Mary Dronen says:

    Howard was a good guy,hadn’t seen him in years but have memories from school days. RIP Greg and I send our condolences to the family. God bless.

  2. Lorna Rud Amb says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Clay and Lorna Amb

  3. Penny Lewis says:

    Praying for your family to find the strength to get you through this most difficult time.
    Penny and Glen Lewis

  4. Todd and Deborah Schweitzer Family says:

    A great man who left a beautiful legacy. Praying for eternal peace for Howard, comfort and strength for those who love and will miss him.

  5. Claudette Carlson says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of Howard’s family. Our hugs and prayers are with you. He was a true gem of the class of ’71♡

  6. Jim and Penny Leland says:

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with the loss of Howard

  7. Karen Lewis says:

    Karen I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. May you and boys find comfort in all the many memories you have shared. God Bless.

  8. Marv & Mary Splonskowski says:

    May love warm the place in your heart that holds
    your happiest memories of Howard

  9. Joyce and Del Gab says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Karen. He was a great guy and left this life too soon. I was happy to spend many years working with you, Karen, and pray you find strength to overcome your grief.

  10. Alicia Rehbein says:

    Matt and Brian, I’m SO sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Hugs and prayers to you both.

  11. Kylan and Jamie Klauzer says:

    God’s prayer to the Sharpe family. Howard will always be remembered in our eyes for the great things he did for Blue Hawk Athletics and being our first insurance man. Howard was always in the know and a good person to BS with.

  12. Rod and Amy kLEINJAN says:

    Karen…Matt and Brian…so sorry for your loss…i was deeply saddened by the word of Howard’s passing. He was a true gentleman and i enjoyed all the time’s Howard and i spent visiting about things that affected the Dickinson community and Dickinson State University….he was a rock. Amy and I will keep your family and Howard in our prayers…may he rest in peace and may you find comfort in all the great memories of Howard as a husband and a dad…god bless….

  13. Sandy Rohde says:

    Karen, Brian and Matthew please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you all
    Sandy Rohde and family

  14. Margaret Strand Dahl says:

    Howard and his family lived next to my Grandma and Grandpa Strand in Portland when we were kids. Mostly I remember playing with Laura, of course, but I remember Howard well. When I saw his picture, I could see the same eyes, great smile, and strong jaw of that young kid! It brought back fond memories. So sorry for the loss of this good man/Portland Pirate… peace and blessings to all his family, with special greetings to Helen and Laura. 💔

  15. Arlie and Peggy Strand says:

    Howard and Karen have been our friends since high school. Howard and I were room mates
    at MSU and Howard and Karen were in our wedding 46 years ago. Howard had the greatest
    laugh and was always fun to be around. He never spoke bad about anyone and was always
    kind to others. He loved adventure! We will miss you but we won’t forget you.

  16. Scott and Michelle Kovash says:

    So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Howard was a good friend and neighbor. Our prayers go out to the Sharpe family.

  17. Pat Cascaes says:

    Karen, Brian & Matt I am so sorry to hear of Howards passing. May God give you strength at this difficult time.
    Howard was a great guy and I have many wonderful memories of all of us spending time together.
    Gods blessings to you. Hugs to you a

  18. Missy Dassinger says:

    Sending prayers of comfort to your family during this difficult time. Mr Sharpe did a lot for the community and was always friendly everytime I saw him.

  19. Mark Strand says:

    Through 6 years of school in Portland I didn’t know men were allowed to be elementary teachers, until Howard showed up as student teacher for Mrs. June Karlstad. They made a great team, and we boys felt we’d won the lottery – a big tough football player to talk with between classes, and to play with us at recess. It was an impressionable semester, and it reignited my love of school. Small event in Howard’s life, but a huge event for a bunch of country boys in Portland. RIP

  20. Vivian Schwindt says:

    So very sorry for your loss Karen. May God hold you and your family in the palm of his hand during this difficult time.

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