Kenneth James Fuhrman, age 79, Fargo, ND, died peacefully at his home, Saturday, May 2, 2015, under the care of hospice. Ken battled Parkinson’s for many years.
Kenneth was born November, 21, 1935 at Devils Lake, ND, to Gus and Mary (Daniels) Fuhrman. He attended various schools, graduating from Bowdon High School in 1953. He attended NDSU (then AC) majoring in Vocational Agriculture, graduating in 1959.
He married the love of his life, Jayne Fredrickson, at Lakota, ND, on August 24th, 1958.
They moved to Velva, ND, where he began his teaching career, later teaching at Tappen, ND and New Rockford, ND.
The summer of 1965 he joined Tri-County Electric Coop (now Northern Plains) in the Member Service Department. He became manager in 1985, retiring in December of 1996. Ken and Jayne spent the past 19 years wintering in Mesa, AZ.
Ken loved woodworking, playing cards, golfing, and having coffee with friends.
He adored his 5 grandchildren, always trying to attend any event they were in.
He served as District Officer for Lions, 16 years on New Rockford City Commission, and 25 years as Secretary of North Dakota Water District. He loved teaching Sunday school, of which he did many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne of 56 years, 2 daughters: Julie (Tim) Erickson, Fargo; Kari (Mark) Labadie, Farmington Hills, MI; 5 grandchildren: Alyssa (Michael) Aguirre, Austin, TX; Brock (Stephanie) Labadie, New Market, NH; Adam (Courtni)Erickson, Minnetonka, MN; Danielle Labadie, Ann Arbor, MI; and Rachel Erickson, Fargo; One sister, Etta (Paul) Wagner, Adrian, MI; as well as nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Gus and Mary Fuhrman, Step-mother, Virginia, and brother, Clinton.
There will be a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4575 45th St S, Fargo, with a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo, with a visitation one hour before.
Memorials to be designated to the Marv Bossart Parkinson Foundation, or Hospice of the Red River Valley.