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Kurt Bernstein

July 27, 1965 - December 04, 2018

Visitation - Friday

December 07, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Visitation - Saturday

December 08, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service - Saturday

December 08, 2018
- 10:30 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life


Boulger Funeral Home

Kurt Bernstein

July 27, 1965 - December 04, 2018


Kurt passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Bethany on University in Fargo, surrounded by his family, after being diagnosed with cancer in early October.

Kurt Allen Bernstein was born on July 27, 1965 in Fargo, the son of Russell and Donna (Olson) Bernstein. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo North High School in 1983. He then attended North Dakota State University, graduating in 1990 with a degree in Sociology and Business.

Kurt worked his entire life in the food service industry until his diagnosis. He enjoyed camping with family, spending time outdoors, solving puzzle books, and playing pinochle. Kurt was a lifelong sports fan and loved following the Pittsburg Steelers, Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota North Stars. He also liked watching classic movies from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, and also early detective television series.

Kurt is survived by favorite sister, Brenda (Dave) Sather of Spicer, MN; and his two brothers – Rusty Bernstein of Woodland Park, CO; and Brent Bernstein of Fargo; nieces and nephews – Rachel (Brandon) Patterson – Trenton, Asher, and Micah; Emily (Alex) Berkness – Emerson; Allison (fiancé David Kluver) Sather; Keegan, Camden, Kellen, McKenna Bernstein; and many other relatives and friends.

Kurt was preceded in death by his parents, Russell (2014) and Donna (1997); and brother in infancy; grandparents – Walter and Luella Bernstein, and Ed and Marie Olson; and several aunts and uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or Bethany Homes.

VISITATION: 6-8 PM Friday, December 7, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home


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9 responses to “Kurt Bernstein”

  1. Cris Miller says:

    Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. He was so young. And 4 years to the month of your dad’s passing. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Remember, he is camping in the sky with your mom and dad. Eating hot dogs and maybe some s’mores. Sending you a big hug.

  2. John Radniecki says:

    I knew Kurt for at least the past 15 years. He was a great guy and Will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Steve Glass says:

    So sorry to hear of Kurt’s passing. I am reminded of all of the fun summer days as kids playing baseball out on the McKinley school ball field. Life goes all too fast.

  4. Gwynne Dawdy Pekron says:

    On behalf of Peak Swim Team, we are sorry for your loss. We wish your family peace through this time. As the weeks and months pass, we hope that you are further comforted by fond memories, celebration of Kurt’s life, and through the support of friends and family.
    With deepest condolences, Gwynne Dawdy Pekron & Peak Swim Team

  5. Samantha Peck says:

    Dear Rusty and family,

    Sending our deepest sympathy at this sorrowful time. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Kruper-Peck Family

  6. Eileen Rick says:

    My very deepest sympathies to all.

  7. Justine Calderwood says:

    Expressing our deepest condolences to Coach Rusty and his family at this time. May you be surrounded by peace and comfort now and in the months ahead.

    Marc, Justine, Taryn and Piper

  8. Jeff Pomplun says:

    I knew Kurt in the 1980s-90s when I lived in Fargo and he was a good guy. I am saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

  9. George Manesis says:

    Kurt was two years behind me at Fargo North High, but we didn’t get a chance to know each other on a personal basis until after high school. We became close friends my last couple of years in Fargo; I eventually moved to the Twin Cities in 1988. A lot of great memories of spending time with Kurt back in those days. After moving to the cities, he decided to ride the Greyhound down and spend a few days with me exploring Minneapolis. We had a great time. I always remember picking him up at the Greyhound bus depot with his duffle bag . Kurt was a great guy with a friendly, easy going personality and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I didn’t learn of his passing until just recently, but felt compelled to add some comments as a tribute. Rest in peace, brother, God bless

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