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Lorie Linstaedt

November 01, 2020

Funeral Service - Thursday

November 05, 2020
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

The service will be livestreamed on this page starting at 9:45 AM.


Boulger Funeral Home

Lorie Linstaedt

November 01, 2020


The livestream will start at 9:45 AM

Lorie Elizabeth Linstaedt

On Sunday, November 1st, Lorie Linstaedt passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. A flood of support was received by family from those who loved and cared about her.

Lorie was born on January 28th, 1960 to Jack and Catherine Roper in Fargo, ND. She graduated from Fargo South High School in 1978 and then attended North Dakota State University. In 1990, Lorie married the love of her life Michael J. Linstaedt and would birth one child, a son, Gunnar J. Linstaedt. Lorie and Michael would spend their entire lives together in Fargo. Lorie was known as a caregiver, and loved her son, husband, and family more than anything in the world.

She would find her time in healthcare as she would spend nearly 40 years at Meritcare Southpointe, The Roger Maris Cancer Center, and The Fargo VA. Lorie developed countless relationships and was known by her colleagues as the “sweetest woman with the kindest heart.”

Lorie absolutely loved lawn care and gardening. Every summer, she would groom her massive garden with the most vibrant, colorful flowers. She also loved watching her son play and coach baseball at all levels, but specifically for Fargo Post 2. She loved Jack Williams Stadium, but mostly because she loved her son and watching him do what he loves.

She will forever be in the hearts of family and friends. Lorie is survived by her husband of 30 years, Michael; son, Gunnar, sister, Jackie (Richard) Lampe of North Branch, MN, brother, Jeff (Mary) Roper of Kalispell, MT, brother, Guy Roper of Fargo, ND, brother, Jerome (Karen) Roper of Minneapolis, MN, and Keith (Tesa) Roper of West Fargo, ND, father and mother in law Dennis & Vonnie Linstaedt, brother in law Steven (Cindy) Linstaedt, brother in law James (Julie) Linstaedt, brother in law Mark Volesky, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she thought of as her own and loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Catherine Roper, sister, Victoria Volesky, and brother in law Douglas Linstaedt.

In lieu of flowers, Lorie would want all donations to be made to Fargo Post 2 Baseball of Fargo, ND.


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26 responses to “Lorie Linstaedt”

  1. Chris Vinje says:

    “Hey pretty lady” was my greeting that I had for Lorie when I would see her. But she was so much more than a “pretty” lady. She was one of the classiest ladies I’ve ever met and had the kindest soul. I will cherish my conversations I had with this amazing human and the memory of our purse party outing where we laughed and enjoyed each other’s company all night. My heart goes out to Lorie’s family. May you find comfort knowing that she is now reunited with her sister whom she dearly missed.

  2. CHERYL HOSIE says:

    Lorie will be greatly missed. She was always smiling and helpful despite whatever stresses she may have been having at work. She was an angel on Earth and one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. My condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Shelly Brown says:

    Oh how I will miss her sweet face and smile. She was a true friend. I will miss hearing “Hey Shell” when I walked into her clinic and how every time I got flowers I had to stop and show her! Gunnar and family, my prayers are with you! Such a tough loss.

  4. Meryem Bentz says:

    Lorie will be missed by many. She will be missed by the female Veterans whom she served, who loved her for her patience, her kindness, her compassion, her gentle spirit and her constant willingness to go above and beyond for them. She will be missed by her coworkers who knew her as quiet, reserved, yet willing, committed to her team, dedicated to what she believed in and loved to do. She will be missed by me, who knew her to be dedicated, excellent at her job, sensitive yet strong. We will always remember her radiant smile. And we all know that the world is a much better place because Lorie was here.

  5. Sandra Jaeger says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mike,Gunnar & family. Lorie was a wonderful friend. I always enjoyed running into her. We would catch up like no time was lost. Our favorite topic was Gunnar. I truly enjoyed her kindness & friendship & will miss her dearly.

  6. Yesenia says:

    My deepest sympathy to her family. Lorie was so sweet and made a huge impact to those who were blessed enough to have crossed paths with her. Always one to listen to me vent and gave me advice I needed to hear. She will be missed by all. Rest In Peace sweet Lorie the Lord needed you more.

  7. Jamie young-Schneider says:

    Lorie will be deeply missed. She was always kind and loved taking care of others . She would go out of her way to make sure that the veterans needs were met … work won’t be the same without her smile and kind heart. Rest In Peace my dear friend … heaven gained a very special angel . My condolences go out to Lorie’s family as they go threw this difficult time .

  8. Lisa Froemke says:

    It was a pleasure getting to know Lorie. She had the kindest heart and warmest smile. I will miss our visiting throughout the day. You will be greatly missed.

  9. Carol E Ness says:

    A wonderful person, who will be greatly missed.

  10. Rita Nygaard says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Lorie’s passing. I work with Lorie at Meritcare North Fargo for several years until we both moved on to other Meritcare Clinics. We had a lot of fun working together and Lorie was a very caring persons. I’m sure she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. RIP Lorie. Prayers for her family.

  11. Irene Johnson says:

    I am so honored that I got to know Lorie. She was always willing to do whatever she could to take care of the Veterans. Her dedication was so inspiring!

  12. Jane Johnson Coffey says:

    My deepest sympathies to Lorie’s family.
    I worked with Lorie at the North Fargo MeritCare clinic.
    Her smile lit up the room, she was the nicest lady.
    I enjoyed working with her, and always looked forward to saying hello to her at South Pointe clinic.
    God certainly gained a lovely angel.

  13. Cheryl Nyborg says:

    I want to thank Lorie for being such a presence in my life. We worked together for many years in a couple different departments and had some fun times. I know her family meant everything to her especially her son. He was always the light in her eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  14. Janie Meyer Grindahl says:

    I am so sorry and shocked. We reconnected a few years ago at the V.A. Rest in peace my dear friend

  15. Janie Meyer Grindahl says:

    I am so sorry and shocked. Im glad we reconnected a few years ago at the V.A. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  16. Chuck Deisbeck says:

    Mike and Gunnar,

    We are so sorry to hear of Lorie’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of her and she was like a second mother to our girls when we were neighbors. Her smile was infectious and she loved her family with all her heart. We will always remember those good times with her.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Chuck, Ellen, Alex, Jordan, Megan and Kaylee Deisbeck

  17. Kris Reardon says:

    Saying goodbye to a truly amazing woman. Lorie was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend and will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her! My deepest sympathies go out to Mike and Gunnar and all of Lorie’s dear family.

  18. Tracy says:

    Lorie….. God Bless the lovely one and the heart of Gold. I will miss you forever. Shine bright in the stars:)

  19. frank dahl says:

    Dennis and Wife you have Joyce and my sympathy for the loss of your daughter in law and you are in our prayers. Francis Punk Dahl and Joyce

  20. Cyndi Brunelle says:

    My prayers goes out to all Lori’s family 🙏
    Beautiful service, RIP sweet Lori!

  21. Pauline Holmlund (Legler) says:

    Thinking of you all. May the great memories give you comfort, love and strength during this very difficult time. I have so many great memories hanging out with Jackie and her brothers and sisters…hanging out at the Roper home when we were younger or later on in life, listening and dancing to Hall and Oats at home or in the clubs. We had so much fun. Love you all.

  22. Jackie Lampe says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and Gunner. Love the Lampe’s.

  23. Nancy Odney says:

    I am so deeply sorry Mike and Gunnar. Lorie was my favorite work out partner at Courts Plus interval class at 7:30am on Saturdays. She was such a wonderful person. I know how much she will be missed. Our family is thinking of you. Nancy Odney & Family

  24. Ranelle Turman says:

    Lorie was a lovely person and will be so missed. I worked with her at SouthPointe and always enjoyed hearing her updates on Her son’s baseball games! She was so proud of her family! I hope the support of family and friends will bring you comfort.

  25. John Hebert says:

    Mike, sorry to hear about the loss of Lori. Way to young. Haven’t seen you in probably 40+ years but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

  26. Susan Swangler says:

    Mike and Gunner,

    We are deeply saddened to hear about Lorie’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayer….

    God Bless,
    The Swanglers

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