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Michael Schloesser

July 11, 1952 - July 04, 2018

Memorial Service - Monday

July 09, 2018
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

July 09, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Michael Schloesser

July 11, 1952 - July 04, 2018


Michael Lee Schloesser was born July 11, 1952 and passed away July 4, 2018, surrounded by his children and one grandson, Antony, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Mike was born to Calverna (Cally) (Grim) Schloesser and father, Eugene (Geno) Schloesser in St. John’s Hospital. Mike’s mom was the delivery room nurse who took off enough time from work to have six children and help deliver his future wife (Monica) and 3,000 other children.

Mike was raised in a growing north Fargo neighborhood. He graduated from North High School in 1970. He worked on plays, the yearbook, and hated gym.

Michael started work at age sixteen at the Fargo Country Club, a place that trained him in an industry he loved. He worked 28 years with some of the best people in his life at the club. He worked for the Decathlon club in Minneapolis, the Biltmore, The Treetop, Seasons, Fairfield Glade Club in Tennessee, and the Hotel Donaldson.

Michael married Monica Langer in 1973. She was his lover, confidante, and Boss. Together, they had three children and raised them in the Clara Barton neighborhood in Fargo. They travelled with their children to Wisconsin, South Dakota, Washington D.C., Winnipeg and Rome. He travelled with his wife to London, Prague, Athens and Istanbul. Monica passed away in 2015. His children continued to take him places: Cairo, Jerusalem, Ammon, and day-trip-adventures to small towns in the Red River Valley.

Michael worked with his children as a pack leader for the St. John’s Cub Scouts and in their schools with the PTA in Clara Barton, Agassiz, and South High School. His children worked with him on PTA projects, like counting grocery receipts; for every $100,000 in receipts, the school of Clara Barton received a new Apple computer. By the time they were done counting, the school had received 14 computers. Michael started a yearbook at Clara Barton, the Fall Bazaar, Cookies for Voters, book sales, and a prom dress sale at South High School. Eventually, he became the North Dakota state PTA president, from 1997-1999, just in time for his last child’s graduation. He wants to thank Rachael, Diana, Katy, and Michelle for helping him in the PTA.

Michael loved Egyptian, Greek, and World War II history. He was a proud progressive liberal who volunteered for the Democrat party and wrote letters to the editors.

Michael was the friendliest and most honest and real person. He lived without pretensions and celebrated the beauty and profanity of life. He was an amazing cook who loved, LOVED, to cook for his family. Most of all, Michael loved his family. He was happiest surrounded by his family, swearing and giving crap to those he loved and loved him back.

Michael died too early and when he left, a piece of Heaven and the eternal spirit went with him. His family wants to thank him for being a wonderful, fantastic father and friend. He is sorely missed.

Michael is survived by his children: Erin Schloesser, Erika (Ryan) Lovaas, and Neil Schloesser. Grandchildren: Madison Lovaas, Hunter Lovaas, and Antony Jenkins. Siblings: Richard (Jackie) Schloesser, Cindy (John) Seiler, Nance (Raymond) Blotske, Trish (Bob) Batchelet, Kathy (Jody) Littlefield, plus a herd of wonderful nieces and nephews. His brother-in-law Gary (Chris), sister-in-law Karen Langer, and his honorary children Erica Roscoe, Sara Nieman, Casey Rausch, and Charlotte Ronson.

Michael is preceded in death by his wife Monica, his parents Geno and Cally Schloesser, in-laws Beatrice and Ernest Langer, brother-in-law Ron Langer, grandparents Emilia and Deforast Grim, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Michael wanted all the wonderful people he has worked with in the service industry for the last 50 years to know how great it was to work at their side. He was honored to have shared the weddings, retirements, birthdays, baby showers (more than any man), bar mitzvah and holiday parties with all the fantastic guests throughout these many years.

“Goodbye, love always. Now….I’m going to catch up with mom.”


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20 responses to “Michael Schloesser”

  1. bruce schauer says:

    Michael was a great guy. always willing to help people out, He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  2. Cam Peters says:

    Erika Erin and Neil I’m so sorry for the passing of your dad. I had the pleasure getting to know him back in 79 and working with him at the club. I still can’t believe he’s gone.At least Mike is reunited with Monica RIP Mike I will always remember you and never forget about you.

  3. Brian & Shawn Johnson says:

    Mike was always so boisterous and welcoming at Seasons where we met him. Always made us feel welcome. He will be missed.

  4. Kathy Sornsin Boucher says:

    Michael was a kind and loving man, who always made one feel welcome. I am so saddened to hear of his death, yet happy for him to be free of pain, and to be with his beloved Monica. I count him as a dear friend, and he is truly missed!

  5. Antonina James says:

    Michael and I worked at the Hotel Donaldson together…lots of dinner service but mostly sunday brunch…we became very close and he will be greatly and deeply missed…RIP dear friend…to his children , family and friends let’s all stay in prayer and remember to always tell the people you love that you love them.

  6. Leah Schaff says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Michael at a few family functions. He was a true Schloesser! Such a wonderful family man. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time ❤ May you find peace at his opportunity to be reunited with loved ones who have passed on 🙏

  7. 204kaj2gmail.com says:

    I started working with Michael when I was 14, at the Fargo Country Club. He was a great boss and friend. He will truely be missed by many!

  8. Kit Brenan says:

    Michael was a one-of-a-kind individual. He loved, not only his career choice, but the people he worked with and served. He made my parents. Fran and Jim Brenan always feel like they were having dinner with family, when they were at one of ‘his’ restaurants. He was ALWAYS cheerful, polite and anxious to make sure your experience was perfect. He always had a hug for my mother and myself and a genuine smile.Rest in peace, Michael.

  9. Danielle Olson says:

    Neil & family I very aorry to hear of your loss. He is now in the presence and care of God. A new angel up above. Take time to grieve and never forget all the memories you shared.
    God bless, Danielle Olson

  10. Jim Kennedy says:

    Thank you Mike.

  11. Paul and Kathy Rehder says:

    We only knew Michael for a few years but what a privilege it was. He was one in a million. We will miss him. What a great man.

  12. Betsy Baker says:

    Mike was a wonderful, kind, warm-hearted, funny person and we enjoyed him for all the years we knew him. We will keep his family in our prayers and rejoice that he has rejoined Monica. What an amazing man he was.

  13. Ann Gjervold says:

    I moved to CA in 1975 but all my family remained in FARGO so I visited often. Every trip I ran into Mike at a restaurant….first the Country Club, then Seasons and the last time…..lunch at HoDo. I was thrilled to see him, we’d catch up on all the “happenings” with Fargo North’s AWESOME Class of 1970! He was always happy, and greeted everyone with a smile.
    I will miss him on my next trip to Fargo…..very sad. A truly great guy. RIP Mike💕

  14. Kristi A says:

    Michael was a wonderful soul who always had words of wisdom and a warm hug. He will be missed, but his spirit of love will always remain. Thanks for trudging the road of happy destiny with me. Until we meet again, Kristi

  15. Bruce Winter says:

    I have so many great memories of Mike from my days at FCC and after,.. He was Kind, considerate and always had a smile on his face,…. He made people happy! My respects to his family, he was and always will be a very good man. Cheers to you my friend.

    Bruce Winter

  16. Lynn Christian Pierce says:

    I went to school with Mike and I always remember how he would make me laugh and was so sweet and kind. What a special person he was! My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time.
    Lynn Christian

  17. Mary Lou Dahms says:

    Michael was the quintessential Maitre D during my parents era at the Fargo Country Club. He would greet them by name, seat them, and have a Michelob at the ready for my father. We were often guests of my parents there for dinner, and Michael treated us with the same respect. He was a walking “Who’s Who” of the membership, but in a caring and watchful way.

    Mary Lou Dahms

  18. Dale and Mona Shook says:

    Mike was a lovely, wonderful man, a true human being. He was loved by my parents, and by our family. His passing is this world’s loss and heaven’s gain. We share such fond memories of him intersecting our lives many times. Blessed be his memory.

  19. larry hansen says:

    I remember Mike from Larry Hansen The last time I seen Mike was June of 2017 when my wife Marge AND I moved back from the twin cites after living in Bloomington mn. for the past 30 years. I meet Mike
    when I worked for Mikes dad Genno in 1966. IN 1970 I Moved the Twin CITES TO go to school. When I

    got down there I worked at the DECATHELON Athletic Club in Bloomington ,mn. and a nice surprise

    mike came ,down to work there too. Mike stayed for A WHILE then moved back to fargo to be with
    Monica whom he Loved very much. Mike was a great person to be around and to be a friend of.
    I hope all of Mikes family knows that Mike was a special person

  20. Kathryn E Gulya says:

    Miicheal, I missed seeing you on this year’s visit to Fargo. My love to your family at this sad time. I am sure you will all miss Mike’s smile. Katy Gulya

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