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Lenora Dittmer

December 15, 1923 - June 10, 2020

Funeral Service - Saturday

June 13, 2020
- 2:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Lenora Dittmer

December 15, 1923 - June 10, 2020


Lenora Dittmer, 96, of Fargo, ND passed away, June 10, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.

Lenora was born December 15, 1923 in Durbin, North Dakota to Reinhold and Linda (Miller) Baumgarten, where she spent her youth growing up on the farm. She attended a country school in Durbin, North Dakota until 8th grade and completed high school at Central Cass, Casselton, North Dakota. After high school, she attended North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo, North Dakota for Home Economics.

On January 2, 1947, she married Reynolds Dittmer. They made their home on a farmstead in Everest township. She raised two children on the farmstead, Bruce Dittmer and Teresa Dittmer. She was a very supportive mother and always looked out for the well-being of her family. In 1987, she divorced Reynolds Dittmer. She remained on the farmstead until 2007 when she moved to Fargo to care for her son who incurred a severe stroke.

She spent most of her adult life contributing to the family farming operations, in addition she was a wonderful seamstress keeping in pace with current fashions, gardener, and a fantastic baker and cook. She loved country living with its wide open spaces, solace and beauty.

The greatest joys of her life where her two grandchildren Kristen Garske and Jordan Garske. She was the biggest fan of her grandchildren and wanted to be at every event that they participated in. Even when getting around became difficult for her, she was determined to be part of their lives and be present at their events.

She is survived by her son, Bruce Dittmer, Dilworth, Minnesota; and daughter Teresa Dittmer and son-in-law James Garske; and two grandchildren Kristen Garske and Jordan, Fargo, North Dakota.

She was proceeded into death by Linda (Miller) Baumgarten (mother), Reinhold Baumgarten (father), Laverne Feist (sister), and Allen Baumgarten (brother).

Funeral services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, June 13, with visitation one-hour prior at Boulger Funeral Home Fargo, North Dakota with burial following at Canaan Moravian Church, Davenport, North Dakota.


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9 responses to “Lenora Dittmer”

  1. Paul and Sandy McMorrow Peterson says:

    Lenora was a lovely, smart lady with such a sweet spirit. She was a good neighbor to my dad at Bethany and they were wonderful companions in their last days together. She was with my dad at church when he died and I know she grieved his passing. I was hoping to see her again on my next trip to Fargo in July. I loved her giggle and shy sweet smile. She was a very special lady and will be missed!! My family sends our love from Wisconsin. Our sympathy and prayers are with your family as you grieve.

  2. larry pietsch says:

    TO Teresa and Bruce so sorry for loss of your mother.

  3. Paul Heuer says:

    Terry,Bruce and families…..so shocked to hear about Lenora’s passing.I had just called her 3 days ago and she said she wasn’t feeling good at all..could I call her some other time, I know my Mom (Wilma)and her kept each other up on all their aches and pains.She lived a long life.Im sure my Mom and her are now discussing how wonderful they feel!!You should feel so good about all the great care you gave her all these years….Each day gets alittle bit easier….but we will never forget how lucky we were to have such wonderful Mothers..No more suffering-no more pain…..Prayers to you…Paul Heuer…(2nd cousin)

  4. Becky Baumgarten says:

    I was so surprised to read about your Mom in todays newspaper. We just received a sympathy card from her for Mom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of your Mom and spending time with you throughout our youth. Too numerous to even begin to share! To this day, I try to replicate your Moms tuna pasta salad and can’t quite get it as delicious as she did. Please know that I am thinking of you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. I would love to catch up with you sometime, it’s been far too long.

  5. Mark Baumgarten says:

    Teresa & Bruce: Sorry to hear about your loss. We all still have a lot of great memories of when we used to get together for family events, harvest, or just visits back and forth. Cherish the memories. God Bless

  6. Alee (Garske) Smith & family says:

    So sorry to hear about Lenora!! I am thankful that I was able to meet her & see her at family gatherings! She was always so sweet & kind. It was always evident how much she loved Kristen & Jordan! Thinking of you all during this difficult time – hold onto & talk about the memories, as those will always keep her spirit alive!! Take care & sending love!

  7. Judith (Miller) Bosch says:

    So sorry for your loss Bruce and Teresa. I remember your mother well from living just down the road from her and you during my youth on my dad, Randal Miller’s, farm. Always a wonderful lady.

  8. Carolyn (Dittmer) Jendro says:

    To Bruce and Terry. Many memories of family gatherings and express sympathy for the loss of your mother.
    Living on our farm we drive by your family farm daily and remember times together. I was the flower girl for your folks wedding and remember the day it was. Prayers for comfort to you.

  9. Mary Ann Nilles Cooke says:

    Bruce and Terry, I remember your lovely mother so well especially from activities at Everest School, and our rural neighborhood. She was a wonderful lady and neighbor.

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