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John Carbno

March 20, 1927 - May 22, 2017

Memorial Service - Saturday

May 27, 2017
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

May 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

John Carbno

March 20, 1927 - May 22, 2017


John Carbno, 90, West Fargo, peacefully passed away Monday May 22, 2017, surrounded by his family.

John Henry Carbno was born March 20, 1927 in Plum Hollow, Portland, Ontario, to Hillyard and Lilian (West) Carbno. He was a Korean War veteran and served as gunner with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. On a trip to Fargo his vehicle broke down and while it was being repaired he had lunch at the ice cream shop across the street where he met the love of his life. He married Shirley Ann Olson on April 10, 1954.

He became an American citizen on May 2, 1961. John had a very successful career and retired from the City of Fargo after 37 years of service. John worked very hard in his career as well as his retirement. He remained very involved with the City after his retirement and stayed connected to his former coworkers.

John is survived by his sons, Steven (Lori) Carbno, Minot, ND, Michael (Pam) Carbno, Enderlin, ND, and daughter, Cathy Carbno, West Fargo; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Howard Carbno, CA, George Carbno, Alberta, Canada and Vince (Ann) Carbno, Toronto, Canada.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


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15 responses to “John Carbno”

  1. Chris Svedberg says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have very fond memories of your dad, and will always cherish our friendship.
    I would love to be there and celebrate his life with you, but due to graduation, I will regretfully miss this.

  2. Dave Hansen says:

    I worked with John at the city from my first day on the job. He was one of the best co-workers you could ask for. He was so funny and kept you on your toes. We worked together making street signs, installing them and actually replaced all the street signs twice over for the whole city. I have great memories of working with John and the many varied jobs we did.
    Hope your memories bring you comfort at this sad time, as mine have done for me. He will be missed.

  3. Karen Steidl says:

    Mike and Pam,
    My deepest sympathy to your family.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Karen Steidl

  4. Connie Carbno says:

    I will always remember Uncle John’s humor. I may have been young but I still remember him sitting with my Dad in our living room talking when the ghost in our house started pounding on the walls. I will never forget how fast he jumped up and was ready to kick butt. And when he found out it was a ghost we had in our house he said it was time to go after Mike comes back from where ever he ran to. I wish I had seen him more and really got to know him. I know he will be missed. I also know my Dad is deeply saddened by this loss, Uncle John was his favorite brother hanging out as much as they could when they were little. Farewell Uncle John hope to see you on the other side.

  5. Bill and Linda Carbno says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of You in this time of trouble . Your dad will be missed and because of him the Carbno family reaches all over.enjoying meeting him in Nut Mountain Saskatchewan . Rest in peace John

  6. Jeanette Byrne says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all John’s family. I totally enjoyed meeting John and calling him family. He really enjoyed playing jokes, and having fun and laughter.
    He will be missed.
    Jeanette Byrne (nee Carbno)

  7. Steve Fazekas says:

    Mike, Pam and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences to you all. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Jim Witt says:

    It was a pleasure, and a laugh to know John. God Bless

  9. Steve Herrick says:

    I worked with John at the City of Fargo for awhile, and he was my cousin. I always will remember his quick wit and he always had a huge smile on his face. My prayers and thoughts to the family…..John may you rest in peace…

  10. Michelle Carbno says:

    Memories are the Legacy of Love. When Our Lord calls our Loved ones home,he leaves a gift of Memories in exchange. My thoughts and prayers are with you every step of the way. I have many Great Memories of John,and He was always a Great and Loving Father In Law too me and I’m going to Miss Him very much!!!

  11. Debbie Bjorem says:

    Love and many prayers to those he left behind
    … tell Shirley hi for me….. I know two of your children Mike and Cathy and they are WONDERFUL people

  12. Roger G Gress says:

    Dear John… I will never forget how you befriended me when I was a young man …..we used to go on our ‘treasure hunts ‘… we had many father-son conversations and moments together …. you lived a good life and you were a good man… God Bless your memory ….Rest in peace my good friend …Roger G Gress

  13. Arthur Carbno Calgary says:

    I have nothing but the fondest of memories of John. He was a man who loved family, life and a good joke.To his extended family I wish to express my condolences.

  14. Jeff Svare says:

    Cathy, I’m very sorry for your loss.

  15. Ann Leclerc says:

    I delivered meals on wheels to John and Shirley years ago in Fargo. They were such a joy to see once a week, always inviting me in for a chat and lots of hugs from Shirley. Lovely people, sad to hear they have both passed, all my best to the family.
    Ann Leclerc

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