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Penny Deibert

July 02, 1936 - December 24, 2012


6-8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Bougler Funeral Home, Fargo.

12-1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Penny Deibert

July 02, 1936 - December 24, 2012


Penny (Nefzger) Deibert, 76 of Fargo, ND, passed away on December 24, 2012, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND, surrounded by loving family.

Penny was born July 2, 1936, to John and Pearl Nefzger, in Bremen, ND.  She grew up and attended school in Fargo.

She married the love of her life, Thomas Deibert, whom she was preceded in death in 1993.

Penny held several jobs in the area through the years.  She worked many years as a waitress at the Fargo Highway Host. Then she worked several years as a supervisor at Advanced Business Telephone.  She proudly retired after 15 years of service as a switchboard operator at Meritcare Hospital.

She enjoyed spending time with family, playing bingo, dancing and word puzzles.

Penny is survived by her children Terri Mills, Craig (Deb) Fink, and Jon (Karie Haugen) Espeseth, four grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan) Jenny, Amanda (Joe Woeste) Swanson, Jason Mills and Madysin Espeseth, Six great-grandchildren, Julia, Dayna and Thomas Jenny; Gabriel Swanson; and Dylan and Jordan Mills.  Penny is also survived by her sisters, Jeanine (Al) Larson, Henderson, NV; Shirley Legler, Hawley, MN; Joy Krumenacker, Fargo, ND; Jewel Brownlee, Fargo, ND and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Sandy, and brothers Les and Robert.


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  1. wanda arre says:

    srcanton ND
    Dear, Terri, Craig and Jon,

    I will miss Penny and her great smile. I love visiting with Aunt Penny. When I was younger I watched everything she did,because she was an amazing person. Thanksgiving were the best.

    I will miss you,
    Wanda Jean Arre

  2. Art & Jo Ann Clark says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for your family during this extremely difficult time.

  3. Rhonda Franek says:

    Fargo ND
    I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. Jennifer, Theresa, and Jason you are in my prayers and thoughts. When i think of Penny i think of how kind she was and of course her smile. Her memories are her gift to all of us.

  4. Ron &Donna Hintze says:

    fargo ND
    I and Donna worked with her at Meritcare.

  5. Michael Nefzger says:

    LaVergne TennesseeDear Craig, Terry, and John:

    Your Mom left her Loving mark on my personal Life. Many times during my childhood she let me stay with her and she always treated me with Love and respect.
    I had a childhood without a Mother so I thought but, I was wrong. Penny in my eyes proudly stood in as a temporary Mother for me and I will always be grateful.
    Furthermore, I have memories of her being funny, fun, and a sweet person.
    I am a better person because she is my aunt and I am lucky to not only have known her but to recieve the Love she willingly gave me.
    As you know your Mom surely touched many Lifes in a major way. Many of us only wish to give so much to others in one Life time.
    She will always be in my heart.
    Her nephew,

  6. Bernard (Neil) and Aurelie Deibert says:

    Waco TexasPlease accept our deepest sympathy

  7. Mary (Deibert) Cross says:

    Brush COTo my extended family:
    I am so very sad to hear of Penny’s passing! She was so loving and caring!
    I will never forget her beautiful smile and quick laughter! She made my dad so very happy!

  8. Edward & Kathy Haugen says:

    Pembina ND
    Please accepy our sympathy in your loss

  9. Tenia Dinsmore (Nefzger) says:

    Mesa Az.Dear Craig, Terry, and John:

    So sorry for your loss. Aunt Penny was such an amazing person. She was comforting and caring in so many ways. I think of her often and wished I could have seen her when I visited this past July. I have many fond memories of her and I will always cherish them. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love Tenia

  10. Jason Mills says:

    Fargo ND
    Thank you for thoughts and prayers while our family goes though this very hard times.. my name is Jason Mills and Penny was my grandma and dear, best friend. I always be gratefull for the 31 yrs of joy and laughter and tears that I shared with my grandma, her heart was filled with lots of love and strong family togetherness, most important thing to my grandma was FAMILY.. i love you grandma and miss you each second untill we will meet again..

  11. Jennifer Jenny says:

    Moorhead MnMy grandmother(by given title), my mother by care and love, my friend always! You are in my heart always! I love and miss you so very much! You are now with the love of your life..grandpa Tom! Go rest..like you so deserved!

  12. Gayle Minette McCurdy says:

    Phoenix AZ
    With Much Empathy

    Aunt Penny was always so warm-hearted and gracious, as I remember a few things in my childhood. I remember she settled my fear of thunder one day, explaining to me about thunder. I reminded her one day decades later about that. I don’t remember what she said then, she didn’t remember specifics either. She said with humor, she probably said, “God was bowling.” A dear person for certain!

  13. Mark Johnson says:

    Rancho Viejo TexasJerry, Dennis and Family,

    Your Mom was like a Mom to me.
    She put us in our place a few times but she still knew how to laugh it up with us guys too. I can can still see her smile and the gleam in her eyes when I think back. Those Memories willl keep her in my heart forever. Treasure your Mom’s memories and she will live in each of you forever. There can be no finer tribute to a life well lived!

    Love you all,


  14. Brenda Cayasso says:

    West fargo North dakotaI am so sorry for the loss of your Mother , Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, friend. Penny will be missed by so many people,including myself, she was a wonderful LADY!!My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.There is one more angel in Heaven now !

  15. Jim g Deibert says:

    Dickinson NdLoving companion to my father may she rest in peace together with him

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