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Rodney W. Gale

September 25, 1951 - October 12, 2020

Funeral Service - Tuesday

October 20, 2020
- 10:00 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Burial - Tuesday

October 20, 2020

Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, North Dakota


Boulger Funeral Home

Rodney W. Gale

September 25, 1951 - October 12, 2020


Rodney’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 9:45 A.M. Tuesday:

Rodney Wayne Gale, 69, West Fargo, ND, formerly of Wheatland, ND, passed away on October 12, 2020, peacefully at Sheyenne Crossings.

Rodney Wayne Gale was born September 25th, 1951, in Fargo, ND to C. Wesley Gale and Evelyn (Kresse) Gale. He graduated from Chaffee High School and served in the Army National Guard from 1971-1977. After that, he worked at Gremada Industries in West Fargo, ND for more than 30 years. Later in life, he enjoyed volunteering and working part-time at Bonanzaville in West Fargo.

Rodney loved the lakes area and the family farm where he grew up, so on the weekends would go between hunting out at the farm or fishing around the Minnesota lakes area. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and keeping up with the farm activities.

Rodney is survived by his daughters, Sarah, Loveland, CO and Julie, Broomfield, CO. Grandchildren, Lexi and McKenna, both in Loveland, CO and his sister, Linda (David) Vandrovec, Wheatland, ND.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donnie.

Rodney’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Sheyenne Crossings, as well as Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassionate and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of memorials be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley or a charity of your choice.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. His service will be live streamed and can be viewed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Rodney’s family requests that masks please be worn. Burial will be at Wheatland Cemetery.

Rodney’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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13 responses to “Rodney W. Gale”

  1. Cheryl Hartl says:

    So sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. A vivid memory of mine is when Rod was maybe 2 months old, your mom Evelyn let me hold him. I was probably 4 years old……I still remember that to this day…..I’m 73….Sincere sympathy to Rod’s daughters and families. Our parents were such good friends and Blessings to your whole family Linda…………Cheryl Sharp Hartl

  2. Margo J Evenson says:

    Very sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. He noticed me this summer at Deaners Diner and came over to sit with me for lunch. It was so nice to see him and to catch up on life and people. He was always good to talk to! I didn’t know he was sick.. so was very sad to see this. God bless Rodney’s family.

  3. Douglas Jendro says:

    I’m sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. It was just this past May that Rodney, my brother Dale and I went and put flowers on our parents graves. Rodney, Dale and I all attended Dakota Business College in Fargo. Dale and I were also in a wedding of his so we had a lot of interesting times together. I didn’t get to see Rodney as often as my brother, but Dale would let me know how Rodney was doing. He will be missed by a lot of people. He always had an interesting laugh that I will miss.

  4. Kylie Kolstad says:

    My heartfelt condolences sent to you all! What a guy! Unforgettable and such a charmer! Was an honor to know him and also you, Julie and Linda- thinking of you!!

  5. Erin Schmidt says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Rod’s passing. My heart is with his family. He had so many wonderful qualities, none that was more prevalent than the gift of gab. I will always cherish the many long conversations, a shared love of his family, music and nature. We will celebrate his life and his Soul and take comfort in knowing that he touched so many lives.

  6. Judy & Warren Ausk says:

    Linda & Rod’s daughters,
    So sorry to hear about Rodney,
    Our Prayers are with all your families.🙏🙏🙏

  7. Pam Liebenow says:

    My sympathies to Rodney’s family

  8. Margaret Freitag says:

    My sincere condolences to Rodney’s daughters and to Linda and family. Prayers for strength and peace in this difficult time of loss.

  9. Sally Freitag says:

    My deepest sympathy to Linda, Dave & family, and Rod’s daughters. We have many memories of our families together as kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Sally (Sprunk) Frantz says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of a classmate. We were reaquainted after a fifty year class reunion. May God comfort you as you morn the loss of a father, brother, grandfather, and friend.

  11. Linda Randell says:

    My deepest sympathy to Rodney’s family. I was deeply saddened by the passing of Rodney. The two years I knew him before we graduated from high school together in 1969 were very memorable. We tried to stay out of trouble but the more we tried the more trouble we got into. The senior trip we took to the Black Hills with Rodney chauffeuring Bob, Peggy, and me was something to always treasure and remember. Linda, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of your loss. Linda (Grieger) Randell

  12. Roger and Kathie Silkey says:

    Sarah, Julie, Lexi,McKenna
    Kathie and I are so sorry for your loss. We were not able to attend the funeral today because we just arrived in Arizona but please know that we think of you often. Again sympathies to all of you and please try to keep in touch. We miss the communication.
    Roger and Kathie

  13. Pat Duval says:

    Sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. He was a good friend. Prayers to all family and friends.

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