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Paul DuBord

October 09, 1920 - October 28, 2019


October 31, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

October 31, 2019
- 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Paul DuBord

October 09, 1920 - October 28, 2019


Paul Leon DuBord, 99, passed away October 28, 2019 at Bethany Retirement Home, Fargo.

Paul DuBord was born to Arthur and Lumina DuBord on October 9, 1920 on the Dubord homestead in St. Benedict Parish, Wild Rice, ND. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Benedict’s High. Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific, including New Caledonia, Efatè, Espiritu Santos, New Guinea and the Philippines, and after the Japanese surrender, Kure, Japan. After the war, he moved to Fargo, ND and worked as an electrician for 35 years and raised his family. He was an active member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. Paul served in the North Dakota House of Representatives for four terms representing District 21 and District 5. He was proud to be one of the few union members to serve in the state legislature. He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and its school board. After retirement, he moved to West Fargo and was an active member at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Paul DuBord married Loretta P. Richard on October 9, 1946 in St. Benedict’s Church. Loretta DuBord died in 1978. Paul married Rosalia Roller on January 25, 1980 in Fargo. She died on March 4, 2007.

He is survived by his children, Joseph DuBord, Fargo,ND, Edward DuBord, Salida, CO, Beth (Rick Cardiff) DuBord, Rochester, MN, Marilyn (Wayne) Burdick, Schaumberg, IL, Don (Ardith) DuBord, West Fargo, ND, Lilly (David) Ahrens, Oak Grove, MN; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.


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12 responses to “Paul Dubord”

  1. Clarence Nicholas Richard says:

    Paul; So sorry for your passing.. I think of you now more than ever about the times you stepped up to being a public servant. Thank you for your service.

    Clarence Richard

  2. Paul Dosch says:

    A true servant: US Army, State of ND, and Holy Cross. So devoted to his church! The same chair week, after month, after year, there he was at 9am mass! I was blessed once to have him tell me about his time in Japan at the end of the war. You must be very proud of him! God rest his soul.

  3. Kylie K says:

    Many thoughts for peace and comfort sent to you all. Pleasure to know this man-he is a gem!

  4. John T. Korsmo says:

    Rep. DuBord was a fine man and a dedicated public servant. May he rest in peace.

  5. Arlene Wilken says:

    Dear Dubord Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad lived a long and full life having achieved many wonderful accomplishments. He now joins his loved ones but he is your Dad so I am sure he will be missed. I wish I could join you all in the celebration of his life but unfortunately I have prior commitments that do not allow it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Very Sincerely, Arlene Wilken

  6. Tom Matchie says:

    While working in Fargo I came to know Paul and his family and always enjoyed the connection. He and I serviced in the ND legislature and his defense of the working person always rubbed off on us all. He was a great and loving husband, father and all around human being!

  7. Jim & Joyce Lepine says:

    Dear Family. I am out of town this week. I wish that I could have helped you celebrate the life of a man that lived his in the image of Christ . I know you are all very proud of him. I will be happily thinking and remembering the good times he brought into my life. May God give you His peace.

  8. Jennie Millerhagen says:

    Paul Dubord was a loyal and dedicated District 21 Democrat, member of the Armed Services, and active in his faith. He taught his chidlren well about the world of politics. Joe was always at our D-21 meetings despite his limited transportation options. We could always count on the Dubord family for help electing Democrats in D-21.
    God gave us memories so we might have roses in December. God’s blessings of patience, wisdom, strength and courage for each new day. The world has experienced a loss of one of its greatest assets: a union member, an Army guy, a practicing Catholic and a voting Democrat. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

  9. Elaine Richard says:

    Dear Joe,Ed,Beth, Marilyn,Donald & Lilly, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dad. May the memories of his life comfort you during this time. I am sorry I am unable to attend the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with. R.I.P. Uncle Paul.

  10. Shirley Richard Kulla says:

    To the family of Uncle Paul,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a loved one. Your dad has had a full life and and I’m sure he is happy to be greeted by his loved ones in Heaven. I’m sorry I was unable to attend the funeral but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ( Marilyn I missed being able to see you and reconnect)

  11. Debbie L Bjorem (DuBord) says:

    I will ALWAYS you and Rosie teaching me about the Catholic church and I’ll always be very very thankful for that…. Tell all of our family hi and that I love and miss him.

  12. allan stanek says:

    I will missed our hunting trips with my dad [Don Stanek] and you in the fall every year. I will missed seeing you every fall. Rest iin peace my friend. Deb and Al Stanek Bismarck

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