Victor G. Lechner, age 83 of Fargo, died Sunday, February 20, 2005 in SCCI Hospital, Fargo.
Victor was born in Fargo on August 4, 1921 to Bert H. and Ida G. Lechner. He attended school in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central in June 1939. He entered military service in January 1943 and served at various posts until October of 1945, when he was ordered to duty with the 40th Infantry Division at Pusan, Korea. Victor also served with the 6th Infantry Division until returning to the U.S. and entering the Army Reserves. On October 3, 1948 he married Amy Fjelstad. He resumed his employment with the Postal Service until retirement in August 1976. He also remained active with the Army Reserves and North Dakota National Guard, retiring from the Guard in 1973. Victor was a long time member of the Fargo Legion Post #2, was Post Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #260 in Fargo and was Past President of the Reserve Officers’ Association.
Victor is survived by his wife, Amy of Fargo; daugther, Sharon (Paul) Madson, Big Cormorant Lake, MN; son, Griff (Helen) Lechner, Albuquerque, NM; brothers, William (Geraldine) Lechner, Fargo and Robert (Marian) Lechner, Moorhead; grandson, Jeff (Jennifer), Oregon, WI; granddaughter, Sarah (Paul) Anderson, Eden Prairie, MN and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death his parents and brother, Bert.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 am at Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans’ Cemetery in Mandan in the spring.
Arrangements with Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com