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John Resell

April 11, 1940 - August 03, 2013


4:30-6:00 PM Friday, August 9, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

10-11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

5:00 PM Friday, August 9, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

John Resell

April 11, 1940 - August 03, 2013


John C. Resell, Jr., 73, Fargo, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by his family.

John was born April 11, 1940 to John and Elizabeth Resell in Williston, North Dakota.  He grew up in this area graduating from Williston High School in 1958.  John attended UND and graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree on January 26, 1963.  While attending UND he was in the ROTC and upon graduation was commissioned into the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant.  John married Georgia K. Blomquist on January 27, 1963 in Grand Forks at First Presbyterian Church.  He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.  After he was discharged from the Army he returned to North Dakota where he worked as an insurance adjuster for 30 years.  He was very meticulous and conscientious doing his job very well.  He retired in 2002.  On January 27, 2013 with family John and Georgia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 

John was a Mason and also a member of First Presbyterian in Fargo.  He had a very strong faith in the Lord.  When he wasn’t tinkering in the kitchen, he loved to read, and had a particular interest in history. 

John is survived by his wife, Georgia; children, Lisa Saylor and her children, Hannah, Abigail, and Jacob, Atlanta, GA; Steven and his children, Aimee and Christian, Fargo, ND; Susan (Dan) Powell and their children, Taylor, Adam and Ellie, Bowman, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter, Jennifer.


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  1. Sherry Warner Seefeld says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Dear Georgia,
    I was so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. John and Angie Ross says:

    Nevis MN
    Georgia & family, So sorry for the passing of John. John fondly remembers the workmate John was and we also remember our get togethers in the “olden” days. John was such a jovial man & a delight to be around. Hope you are doing well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

  3. Cory and Sheryl Lehman says:

    Georgia and Family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father, and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this time of sorry.

    Cory and Sheryl

  4. Greg & Kara Lunak says:

    Georgia and Family:

    I am sorry to hear about John passing away. I will never forget going to your former house in Fargo and watching college football with John and Steven. One thing was constant with John: smile, sports and suspenders. We will be thinking of you all.


    Greg, Kara, Owen and Ava

  5. Pat Adams says:

    Fargo ND
    Georgia and family … John will be sorely missed by so many. I’m so glad I got a chance to visit with John at your new home it was always a joy to talk to him. He was a caring, loving, generous man.

  6. Sue Kind says:

    Eastvale CADear Russell Family,

    God will definitely show you the way to smiling again. I know this experience will change you forever. Just remember all the good times you shared with your husband, father, and grandfather and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your heart forever! We will continue to pray for your comfort during this time.

    Sue and Frank Kind

  7. John & Jo Lawrence says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Georgia and family,
    We were sad to hear of John’s passing and pray for peace for all of you. He will be dearly missed and we hope many wonderful memories sustain you until you meet again.
    Our sympathy
    John and Jo Lawrence

  8. Vic and Missy Youngs says:

    Fargo Georgia, Lisa, Susie and Steven, You are in our thoughts daily during this time and everyday. Your dad was always happy whenever I saw him. We are sorry for your loss. But will always have good memories of your dad.
    Vic and Missy

  9. Don Dumais says:

    Chandler AzGeorgie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband John. I remember how you used to talk about him in such a kind and lovable way. You were always one of my favorite people in Fargo and you have my heartfelt sympathy. Take care my friend.
    Don Dumais

  10. Robert Belsly says:

    Moorhead MN
    I am sorry to hear of John’s passing. We were both employed at Nodak Mutual Ins. Co. in Fargo for many years.
    John was a fun guy to kid around with and he always seemed to have a big smile on his face. My condolances to his family.

  11. Gayle Dolmseth Miller says:

    Oakland CADear Georgia,Steve, Lisa and Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    I am grateful you were able to come to our 50th HS reunion so I could see you both. He was a great guy and we all knew how much you loved each other. He has left us too soon.
    My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love to you all, Gayle

  12. Susie (Abrahamson) Meyer says:

    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Georgia, Susie, Steve, and Lisa,
    What lovely obituary for a great man. I loved knowing John and will always remember his patience with me, especially on the soccer field in elementary school. Thinking about all of you, and will see you this week. With love, Susie

  13. Mark Nygaard says:

    Fargo ND
    Georgia and family,

    Lisa and I are sorry for your loss. John was a kind man and I will miss his visits to our office.

    God bless John and your family!

  14. Chris Winter says:

    John was a good friend of my father’s,Gordon Fischer,they met every Tuesday night at Applebees for years,he will be deeply missed.

  15. Dale and Diane Sander says:

    Grand Forks ND
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  16. Sharon Mazaheri says:

    Casa Grande AZ
    Dear Georgia and family,

    We were so very sorry to hear about John. We had just been thinking about you two. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sharon and Mort Mazaheri

  17. Phyllis Sauer says:

    Fargo ND
    Georgia and family–I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him whenever he stopped in the store. He will be greatly missed by many! My condolensces to all of you I will keep you in my prayers. Phyllis Sauer

  18. Vickie Hoss says:

    Fargo ND
    I’m so sorry to hear about John. He was such a nice man, and I’m thankful I had to meet him this summer!! I enjoyed having coffee and rolls with you both! Hope you are able to get some rest and enjoy your family while they are here. Let’s talk soon!! Take care sweet friend!!

  19. Barbara Watson says:

    Dear Resell Family,

    I’m a friend of Susie’s from high school (you’ll better remember me as Barb Muth), and I’m so sorry to hear about John’s passing. I pray love and comfort find each of you in the difficult days and months ahead.

    You are in my thoughts and most definitely my prayers.

    Much love,
    Barbara Watson

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