Lennart Gustav Waldemar Almen, 89, of Park River, ND passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND.
Lennart was born June 17, 1928 at the Almen farm west of Park River. His parents were Lars and Hulda Almen. Lennart graduated from Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River. He attended North Dakota Agricultural College and graduated in Agronomy in 1951. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. After completion of college, Lennart returned to Park River where he was engaged in farming with his brother, Paul. Lennart and Marjorie Egerstrom from Kerkhoven, MN were married in 1953. They have three children: Mary, Carol and Peter.
Lennart served on several boards, including Dundee Insurance, Good Samaritan Center, Golden Township, St. Peter Cemetery Association and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Lennart enjoyed farming and was pleased to have son Peter take over the family farm upon his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Mary Fischer (Dan), Carol Leach (Dave); son, Peter (Joann); grandchildren, Justin, Nicolas and Kristen; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, Lars and Hulda; brother, Paul; sisters, Margaret and Virginia; and grandson, Nathan.
Visitation will be at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, on Monday, December 18 from 5 – 7 pm, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 pm.
Funeral service will be at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Park River, ND on Tuesday, December 19 at 10:30 am. Private burial will follow the funeral at St. Peter Cemetery, rural Park River.