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Richard Birkholz

December 31, 1929 - November 07, 2018

Funeral Service - Tuesday

November 13, 2018
- 11:00 A.M.

First Lutheran Church, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

November 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Lutheran Church, Fargo

Burial - Tuesday

November 13, 2018

Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Richard Birkholz

December 31, 1929 - November 07, 2018


Richard Birkholz, 88, Fargo, N.D. passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Richard was born December 31, 1929 in Hazen, North Dakota to Arthur and Rose Birkholz. He attended school in Hazen, North Dakota and went on to serve in the United States Army. Upon returning, he attended Wahpeton School of Science and earned an electrical associates degree. He married Marilyn Rudnick on July 20, 1960 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota.

Richard was a self-taught, talented man who could fix anything, and he loved working with his hands. He worked at Scheel’s Hardware for 30 years as Services Manager. After retirement, he returned to Scheel’s to work part-time. He enjoyed many hobbies such as fixing old cars, traveling, bowling, and spending time with his family. Richard was active at First Lutheran Church by volunteering with the Helping Hands and ushering. He also was also active in the American Legion and the Eagles Club, serving in several chairs including as the president of the Eagles Club. Richard also enjoyed antique cars and being in several different car clubs over the years.

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Marilyn (Rudnik) Birkholz; children, Perry (Vicki) Birkholz of Fargo, ND, Brian Birkholz of Phoenix, AZ, Bruce (Melanie) Birkholz of Phoenix, AZ, Carmen (Dean) Johnson, Ham Lake, MN; and four grandchildren, Kayla and Nicole Birkholz and Jared (Cassidi) and Emily Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 10am – 11am followed by the funeral at 11am at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. 619 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Richard to the American Heart Association.


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11 responses to “Richard Birkholz”

  1. Mark Rye says:

    Marilyn, sorry to hear Richard has passed! I know you had a happy life together…..he will be missed by many.

  2. Gina Kraushaar says:

    Marilyn, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Debby Leach says:

    Marilyn My deepest sympathy to you and family I am sure you will miss him try to keep all happy memories in your heart May bless you and family Debby

  4. Stacy Rudnik says:

    Our thoughts are with you all.

    Donald, Stacy, Paige and Casey

  5. Marie Bellerud says:

    Marilyn, sorry to hear of your husbands passing.
    May he Rest In Peace!!

  6. Shirley Sweeney says:

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your family during these difficult days.

  7. Bryan Wickoren says:

    Marilyn, Perry, Brian, Bruce, and Carmen…

    Sending many thoughts and prayers your way on the passing of your husband and father!!
    Many great memories growing up on 14th Avenue South! Your husband and father always
    willing to lend a helping hand when we would bring our bikes into Scheels!
    With Deepest Sympathy!!
    Bryan Wickoren Family
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  8. Steve D. Scheel says:

    I started working with Dick part time in 1964 when I was doing deliveries for SCHEELS. He always had the time to teach me a bit about the engine he was working on at the time, and I value those lessons yet today. Dick was the best Service Shop Manager a store could ever have and despite customers always coming to him with a problem, Dick’s attitude was superb. Dick was a gentleman and one of those gems that made the team better. I will miss his smile and friendly greeting at church on Sundays. All the best Marilyn & Family. God Bless.

  9. Debby Leach says:

    Hello so sorry for your loss Marilyn and family I will pray for you all. My deepest sympathy Debby Leach

  10. Sherrie Guenthner says:

    We are so sorry to learn that another old friend has passed on. We had a lot of good times in the old days! I am Bennie Guenthner’s daughter. he was 89 on October 10th. He lives in his home with me as his caretaker. My mom, Henrietta has been in the New Salem nursing home 3 years now. My father says to give the family his sympathy.

  11. JerryJohnson says:

    I am sorry for the long delay but had not heard of Dicks passing. I met Dick at McDonalds in Mesa several years ago a friendship I am thankful for. We did meet for the last time in Fargo August of 2018 with the ND/ Mesa group. We are sorry for your family’s loss.

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