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Roger Hell

October 20, 1950 - May 27, 2012


12-1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Roger Hell

October 20, 1950 - May 27, 2012


Roger Hell, 61, of Fargo passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012 surrounded by family after a valiant, 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Roger was born Oct 20, 1950 in Langdon, ND to Harley and Lillian Hell.  He grew up in Langdon and later, graduated from NDSU.

Roger worked at Minkota Window Company, Fargo for 27 years.  He enjoyed carpentry work in his spare time when he was not enjoying his favorite pastime of fishing & hunting.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Harold Hell and his stepfather, Bill Tharaldson.  He is survived by his mother, Lillian Tharaldson, Fargo, brothers, Larry (Pat) Hell, Green River WY, Mike (Kelly) Hell, Williston, and sisters, Sandy (Gary) Kroetsch, Fargo and Kathy (Dave) Olson, Coon Rapids MN, also stepbrothers Steven

Tharaldson, Grand Forks ND, Mike Tharaldson,Maple Lake, MN, Mitchell (Pam) Tharaldson Temecula, CA and stepsister Lynn (Dick) Lien Walhalla, ND.

In addition he had many special nieces and nephews as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. 

Roger will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  He was such a giving person.  He is still giving as he is donating himself to the med school.


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  1. Neal Simley says:

    Lincoln NeJust found out about Roger’s passing. I worked with him for awhile in the lastr 70’s doing construction. We became good friends and even when I moved to Iowa and Nebraska we would keep in touch. I sold and Minnkota windows for several years which kept us in touch. I hunted and fished with him many times. He was a wonderful friend and he taught me so many things about carpentry, hunting and fishing. I will deeply miss him and our friendship. My deepest sympathy to all his family.

  2. Arden Berggren says:

    Hampden N DakRoger was one of the best hunting buddies I’ll ever have. The last year I lived with Roger he kept me from signing some paper work, brought over by an ex girlfriend, that would have got me in big trouble.

    I’ll miss you Roger,

  3. Bill & Darlene Brooks says:

    Langdon ND
    Lillian, Larry, Mike, Sandy, Kathy and Families . . . our sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time of your lives . . . from reading the guestbook entries I have learned that Roger continued to be a “quiet, gentle man” . . . our many rides to and from Fargo with “little conversation” from the back seat of Bill’s ’63 Corvair . . . that is a long time ago!!

    May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and bring you peace and comfort knowing Roger is now safe in the arms of Jesus. God Bless and Our Love . . .

  4. Leslie Elm says:

    Burnsville MN
    Well, the end has come for my old friend and Hunting and Fishing Partner, and I guess teacher and mentor in those two passtimes. We did this together from the 1970’s until I moved away in 1996. An extremely quiet and unassuming man of honesty and respect for himself and others. I could go on but he would not want that. He would have wanted me to let him quietly, which I do, with much respect. Until we meet again old friend.


  5. Ruth (Hell) Brooks says:

    Fenton MOMy sincerest sympathy to all. I am one of dozens of cousins Roger had. Aunt Lillian I remember staying at your home when Roger was about 8 or 9, eating berries and cream. Wish we could have spent more time together.
    Respectfully, Ruth Ann
    Daughter of Harley’s brother, Clayton

  6. Jolene Billing says:

    Crookston MN
    My husband, Gene, thought the world of Roger, that there was nothing that Roger could not do. If he had a special window that needed to be built, he knew that Roger was the one that could do it. My husband, also, donated his body to the University of MN
    Medical school for research. What a wonderful gift to give. Blessed be the memory of Roger Hell.

  7. Audrey M.(Metzger) Pokela says:

    Coon Rapids Minnesota
    Aunt Lillian, and Cousin’s Larry, Sandy, Kathy, Mike and family’s…..My sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed visiting with Roger, He was special and fought a good fight. A case for the medical field to take special notice of. I am proud of his courage. A wonderful person.
    Roger…You will be greatly missed.
    May you rest in Peace and God’s Blessings to all of you, during this time of Sorrow and always.
    I will miss Roger, he wii be in my prayers.
    Audrey Pokela

  8. Mike Epperson says:

    TexasTruly saddened to hear of Roger’s death. I appreciated his quiet good humor, and learned to respect his sense of fair dealing, whether in business or life.

    My deepest condolences to his family.

  9. Kim Dienstmann says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Roger, you were quiet and yet when least expected, you would slip a one liner and make us laugh hard! I watched you treat my cousins Mariah and Jared with nothing but fatherly love and for that I am thankful. You were one of the most giving people I have ever met. I kind soul to the end. I am deeply saddened for all of your family and friends who will miss you each and every day, but I know you are now at peace and will never miss out on the important events in the lives of those of us left behind.
    Until we meet again…

  10. Eastman Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family.

    The Eastman Family.

  11. Herb Deck says:

    Round Rock TXI went to high school with Roger. In a graduating class of 9, we were all close.
    I always enjoyed Roger’s silent humor and quick wit. Roger was always a willing participant for work,play or shinatigans. He always smiled and was fun to be around.

    My condolences to his Mom and family. May the Lord give you comfort knowing Roger is at peace

  12. Ashley Fields says:

    Roger…you have accomplished many great things on this earth, now it’s time to rest. You have been an inspiration to all of us and you’ll be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

  13. Tom Hell says:

    Stillwater MN
    Not sure what to say. I knew Roger and his family from years ago when they lived in Langdon. It was our family vacation to visit them. Nicest people on planet earth. Proof positive that the good die young………

    Cousin Tom

  14. Tim Mathern says:

    Fargo ND
    Roger has been a good friend since 1964. A sensitive man who could write a poem and build a house with the same passion.

    My sympathies to his family, you are in my prayers and thoughts.

    We are sorry that we will be unable to be with you at the funeral as we are in Germany and will not make it back in time. No doubt we will connect in other ways.

    I will miss Roger, his occasional fish or deer meat and his blind acceptance of each and every person who came into his life.

    Tim and Lorene Mathern

  15. Nanci says:

    fairview montanaI was so shocked to hear about the death of Roger. I hope you know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this hard time and hope that you have peace knowing that he is no longer in pain. God bless you all

  16. Mark & Dedi Skipper says:

    Sand Springs OKFarewell to our friend. While you are headed to a better place without pain and suffering, you will be missed by so many. It was a pleasure knowing you but know our prayers are with you and the loved ones you have left behind. You have made the world a better place in the time you graced it. Till we meet again, God Bless–The Skippers

  17. Michael & Diane Obergfell And family says:

    Sidney Mt.To the family of Roger…we are so saddened to hear of Rogers passing. What a wonderful man he was. He fought a good fight. Can only hope that some day we will all have the strength and courage that he has shown. He will always have a special place in our hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

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