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Luther Fragodt

December 07, 1954 - December 11, 2013


12-1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

A light luncheon will be served following the service in Boulger Funeral Home's Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Luther Fragodt

December 07, 1954 - December 11, 2013


Luther passed away on December 11, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo surrounded by his family.

Luther was born on December 7, 1954, the son of Elmer and Lucille (Meyer) Fragodt, in Bertha, MN. He grew up in this area and received his education, graduating from Clarissa High School in Clarissa, MN.

Throughout his life, Luther was very active in the Theatre and Arts Community. Theatre was his passion. He worked for Red River Dance in Fargo/Moorhead and later for many years at North Dakota State University as a Production Manager at the Reineke Fine Arts Center. Luther was united in marriage to Carla Fachini on September 1, 1990 in Fargo. For the past several years they have made their home in Horace. Carla passed away on December 15, 2010.

Luther is survived by his brother, David (Marian) Fragodt of Browerville, MN; his sister, Ruth (Ross) Bittner of Missoula, MT; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carla.


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11 responses to “Luther Fragodt”

  1. Diane M Larson says:

    West Fargo ND
    I met Luther a long time ago at the FMCT. We worked together on plays, costuming, sets and appeared together a couple of times. I am so sorry that he is gone and will miss his fantastic voice, his sense of humor and his sincere and helpful attitude for everything he did and everyone he knew. He will definitely be missed.

  2. Pam kungle says:

    Hudson NYLuther was a force of good in the world.
    He was caretaker for my wonderful friend, Carla, his wife, for 20 years. I was always amazed at the absolute look of adoration on his face when he looked at Carla. They truly had a wonderful marriage and when Carla passed, Luther lost his rudder in life.He is with her now and I wish him peace.
    The curtain comes down.
    Good by my friend. I will miss you.

  3. Tracy (Faulkner) King says:

    Rochester MN
    I will always remember my years working with Luther at FCH. He was fun, entertaining, patient in instruction and with other personalities, and just oh so wonderful a person. So many stories, we all have our favorites, take your pick. I am glad I got to be a small part of his life.

  4. Jack Rousseau says:

    San Jose CAI’m sad to hear about Luther’s passing. I met him while I was helping with my sister’s Christmas show at the Concert Hall and when it was done he offered me a job. I worked for him for at least three years through high school. Luther was great to work for. There’s too many stories to tell here but I have great memories of working there. Condolences to his family.

  5. Lyle Aspengren says:

    Elk River MN
    This is sad news, indeed. Luther was like a part of our family since he lived with us part of the time to help with the work on our farm. We did a lot of soul searching together as young men. Traveling to Alaska together to work on the North Slope, to Montana to work in a cabinet shop, to Nevis to hang out and philosophize. These are among my many memories of Luther. He always had an interesting perspective to add to the conversation. As happens all too often our paths diverged and I had not seen Luther in many years. But, the memories will always be there. Good ones.

  6. Debbie Gilbertson Oberschelp says:

    Ruth Ann and David,
    I am so sorry this condolence comes nearly a year after Luther’s death. I just found out and am so sorry. He was a gentle soul and a true man of the theater. I remember him as a young boy imitating Bill Cosby’s version of Noah off that iconic LP he had. My deepest sympathy. Sending loving thoughts and prayers,
    Debbie Gilbertson

  7. Myron Swanberg says:

    Eagle Bend MnGreatly saddened by the passing of one of the most endearing friends from my youth and young adulthood. With the passage of time we lose physical contact but the memories live on. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. Adrian Durlester says:

    Deerfield ILI am saddened beyond all belief. Luther was always the calm, balanced, even-tempered anchor to my own excitable personality, and that’s what always made us such a good team in all the years we worked together at ND
    SU’s Festival Concert Hall. It was an honor to have wokred with him and to know him. I know there are many who will feel his absence. Now that you’ve exited the stage, dear friend, I hope you’re getting all the applause you deserve.

  9. Marty Johanson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Where do I start? Shocked, sad, all the emotions that come with losing your friend, classmate, and next door neighbor. Saw Luther last summer at our reunion for the 1st time in years and had a nice conversation. I hope you as his family find peace and comfort knowing he is in a better place.

  10. michael leifeld says:

    Luther, I miss you in so many ways. I know your in a better place.

  11. Mark Tosh says:

    I knew Luther.

    When I was in high school at Fargo South, he was our director for “Arsenic and Old Lace” back in 1979. He was kind and patient with all of us students. Though extremely focused, he made the production fun and was an inspiration to all.

    Later in the school year, took some of us students on a field trip to see “Equus” at UND in Grand Forks, starring Donald May. It was an amazing performance and we were all greatly appreciative of his kindness.

    Luther Fragodt was a generous, thoughtful and talented man and he will be missed.

    Rest in peace, sir.

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