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Richard Dale Scholberg

October 22, 1930 — September 22, 2016

Richard "Dick" Scholberg, age 85, of West Fargo, ND died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Fargo VA Hospital holding the hand of his love, Joan.Richard was born October 22, 1930 in Williston, North Dakota to Dr. Martin and Gertrude (Carpenter) Scholberg. He grew up in western North Dakota, often traveling with his father who was a traveling dentist. In 1949 Dick graduated from Minot High School and then studied business at the Minot State College.Richard (known to all his service buddies as "Boomer") served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After his military duty he moved to Minneapolis where he worked for Bemis Bag Co. where he met Joan Lutz. On September 17, 1955 Richard was united in marriage with Joan. They lived in Minneapolis for a period of time then Richard and Joan moved to Bismarck where Dick worked for General Electric Corporation. Richard and Joan then moved to Minneapolis and thereafter moved to Fargo where Dick continued to work for General Electric. He also worked for Red River Hardware then Mid-State Oil. In 1979 Dick purchased Nationwide Cleaning Systems, a janitorial service, in which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1993. After retirement Dick and Joan moved permanently to their summer home on Crystal Lake near Pelican Rapids. In 2008, Richard and Joan returned to the Fargo area and settled in West Fargo.Dick was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pelican Rapids, associate member of Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, and former member of Gateway Lions Club being extremely active in blind bowling. He was known as "Mugzy Gunnerson" by all the Gateway Lions Club members and all those he interacted with.Dick was very proud of his heritage, a conservative Republican, and a devout ChristianDick is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan of West Fargo; daughter, Karen Kay Mostue of Underwood, MN; son, Douglas Martin (Laurie) Scholberg, of Wasilla, AK; 4 grandchildren: Chad Martin (Elizabeth) Jacobsen, Douglas Martin (Theresa) Scholberg, Brandon J. (Hannah) Scholberg; Luke David (Brittney Ann Cossette) Mostue and Brianna Jo (Nick Wasche) Mostue; 4 great-grandchildren; Alyssa Scholberg, Angela Scholberg, Hayley Scholberg, Gunner Wasche and Carsen Jacobsen and two great grand-babies yet to arrive. Dad loved his family dearly! He loved to laugh and entertain and tell stories to anyone who listen.especially to those who wouldn't listen! His joy was spreading God's word. He loved to build things at the lake. Always the final exclamation upon finishing any project was, "That's good enoughit'll do". This proud statement was spoken as Mom eyed the uneven and lopsided finished product with skepticism. When the grandkids had a sports event, he would cheer them on whether our team was winning or losing. He loved sports and especially NDSU Bison and was a former Bison Teammaker. Dad was so proud of his kids, Karen and Doug. He would tell everyone how they "ran the office" or "were the best on the team".often not always the case. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters: Marian Brunsoman and Ruth Lillebridge; 2 brothers: Harold and Jack Scholberg.Memorials are preferred to Gateway Lions Club of Fargo, ND.Visitation: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 24876 Franklin Lake Road, rural Pelican Rapids, MN. Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church.Clergy: Pastor Dale PepelnjakMilitary Honors: American Legion Post #17 and V.F.W. Post #5252 both of Pelican Rapids.Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home 304 3rd Street S.E. Pelican Rapids, MN US 56572
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