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Michael L. Berthold

March 29, 1950 - September 25, 2017

Memorial Service - Monday

October 02, 2017
- 10:00 AM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Michael L. Berthold

March 29, 1950 - September 25, 2017


Michael L. Berthold, 67, Hillsboro, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home.

Mike was born March 29, 1950 in Mayville, North Dakota to Louis and Muriel (Danielson) Berthold. He graduated from Central Valley High School in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 where he attended Officer Command School in Lawton, OK. After his honorable discharge, he attended North Dakota School of Science, graduating with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. He farmed for a short time after graduation before starting to work at farm implement dealerships in Halstad and Hillsboro. In 1992, he started Mike’s Repair in Hillsboro, which he owned and operated until 2005. He worked for a local farmer and as a truck driver until his retirement in 2012.

Mike’s talents as a mechanic were widely known and he was sought after often for his knowledge and skill.

He is survived by his son, John (Kari) Berthold, Thompson, ND, daughter, Michelle Berthold, Mayville, ND; 2 grandsons, Eric and Nicholas Berthold, Thompson, ND; significant other, Cindy Fankhanel, Hillsboro, ND; siblings, Richard (Cindy) Berthold, Hatton, ND, Dale Berthold, Reynolds, ND, Mary Berthold, Grand Forks, ND and Robert Berthold, Reynolds, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. October 2, 2017 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.


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7 responses to “Michael L. Berthold”

  1. James says:

    My deepest sympathy for you loss. May you find comfort in Jehovah God’s promise to undo death by means of the resurrection and to soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; John 5:28, 29) Peace to you during this difficult time.

  2. Jim and Lorri Wenger says:


    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish your memories.

    Your Polk County Park Friends,

  3. John M Preston says:

    So sad for you Cindy and family, Mike was one of a kind, will miss his bright smile. Sincerely yours John M Preston

  4. Marilyn Filipi and Leigh Filipi says:

    Both Leigh and I knew Mike! He was a nice guy! So sorry for your loss Cindy F. All so his family🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. pfl says:

    My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6;7).

  6. Barry Olson says:

    Cindy, so sad to hear about the passing of Mike. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Berthold family. He will truly be missed.

  7. Becky Foss says:

    To Mike’s family and Cindy: Please accept our condolences on Mike’s sudden death. We knew Mike quite well and know that he will be missed by many. May you find comfort in your faith and in the support of each other.

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