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Roland Mohn

October 16, 1932 - October 08, 2016

Visitation - Wednesday

October 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service/Rosary - Wednesday

October 12, 2016
- 6:30pm rosary followed by prayer service at 7:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Thursday

October 13, 2016
- 2:30 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Roland Mohn

October 16, 1932 - October 08, 2016

Obituary

Roland Otis Mohn, age 83, died Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Roland was born in Ypsilanti, North Dakota on October 16th, 1932, to Rudolph and Stella (Lund) Mohn, where he attended school and began farming. After his mother’s death in 1943, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Martin and Avis Lund.

Roland was united in marriage to Georgena Winkler on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1955, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Oriska, ND. Roland and Georgena lived in Jamestown until 1956 when they moved to Fargo. Roland and his family survived the tornado in 1957 that destroyed their first home.

Roland worked at the State Hospital in Jamestown, then moved to Fargo where he made ice cream at Fairmont Creamery, and later drove semi-trucks for Fairway Foods, SuperValu, Cossette Trucking and Voigt Trucking.

Roland and Georgena were charter members of the Church of the Nativity in Fargo. Roland belonged to the Knights of Columbus, was Knight of the Year in 2000 for Council 6570, and also served as a 4th Degree Knight. Roland and Gene enjoyed dancing with the Valley Star Square Dancing group for many years. Roland lovingly cared for Georgena until her death in 2004.

Roland enjoyed working with his hands, and spent time woodworking, tinkering and fixing things in his garage. He always found time to be with his grandsons, whether it be at sporting events or taking them out to eat. Roland took pleasure in fishing and camping, and his love for dancing continued until his death.

Roland is survived by his two children, Irene of Wahpeton and Kathie (Marty) Wokasch of West Fargo; two grandchildren, Michael and Jordan; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and his special friend, Dorie Burdick. Roland was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his sister, Rudella Wolff.

The funeral will be Thursday, October 13th at 2:30pm at the Church of the Nativity in Fargo. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm in Boulger Funeral Home. The prayer service will be at 7:00pm preceded by the rosary at 6:30pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Roland will be laid to rest in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Oriska, ND.

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15 responses to “Roland Mohn”

  1. Sharyl Jordan says:

    Roland was our neighbor all our childhood he was always kind and did whatever he could to help. My prayers for his family.

  2. Richard and Pat Fleck, Bismarck, ND says:

    Dorie and all of Roland’s Family….we were so saddened to hear of Roland’s passing away. We always enjoyed visiting with him so much! He was such a sweet kind man. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you during this very difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.

  3. Frank & Martha Weigel says:

    We met Roland at a dance some years ago. Was nice to get to know him. Sorry to hear he passed away. Comfort & peace for the family.

  4. KarenAnn Dane says:

    Kathie and all of Roland family we are so sorry for your loss and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Charlie, KarenAnn and Courteney

  5. judy Duffy says:

    Roland was such a nice man to visit with when he came into Far North insurance to take care of his insurance payments and questions.

    I live in Valley City and I would always tease him if I knew that he had been out dancing.

  6. Louis Hanson & Diana (Hanson) Herner says:

    TO: Roland’s Family & Dori,

    We will miss Roland’s loyalty, smile, and dedication to humankind. He visited Bob Hanson everyday in the hospital. Roland would call and give us reports in Bismarck as to how Bob was doing in Fargo. Roland could make us laugh. Roland would express great appreciation for a very simple dinner. Dad (Louis Hanson) will miss his regular visits and phone calls with Roland. We wish to extend to you our condolences. We regret to say, we will not be able to attend the funeral. We will be there in Spirit and Prayer. Thank you for calling us.

  7. Ruth Wegscheid says:

    Kathie, Marty and family. We hold all of you in our hearts and prayers at this very sad time. Your dad will always hold a special place in my heart and memory. He was a kind, gentle person and I am so glad that I got to know him. May God cradle you all in His Loving Arms and give you strength to lean on Him who alone can carry you through this. Love and prayers, Ruth and LeRoy

  8. Deb Arends Pedersen says:

    Irene and family – So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. You have my sincere sympathies.

  9. Lauraj says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.

    Laura

  10. Mona Rosley says:

    Conversations with Roland’s daughter Irene leads me to believe he will be dearly missed.

  11. Randy and Peggy Koch and family says:

    Roland will be missed dearly from our family, he and Mom were so great together. They kept each other young. We loved him, and really miss him.

  12. Bruce Eckre says:

    Irene, So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Carrie Winkels Maresh says:

    Roland was such a soft spoken, smiling, sincere guy. Always ready to greet you. And Roland & Dorie seemed so happy together and danced beautifully together. God Bless Roland’s Family and Dorie and Family during this sad time in their life.

  14. Terri Nelson Gilbertson Fargo ND says:

    Irene & Kathy and family:

    My sincere sympathy goes out to you all on the death of your father. He was a gentle giant with an infectious smile and would help anybody do anything. Prayers go out to you all at this sad time and the Lord will prevail through the tough days ahead. May God bless you all

  15. Mike & Darlene Wolf Mesa AZ says:

    Our sympathy to the Moen family Roland was a man among men always ready to help where ever he could always had time for a short visit and sharing about his family. He was a true Knight of Columbus member. May his soul rest in Peace.

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