Maynard Harold Schossow, peacefully passed away on December 30, 2023, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, at the age of 88. He was born on January 16, 1935, in Sheldon, North Dakota, the son of Harold and Eleanor (Becker) Schossow.
Maynard's life was marked by dedication and service. After graduating from Sheldon High School in 1953, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and bravely served his country during the Korean War from 1954 to 1962. Following his honorable discharge, Maynard settled in Fargo, where he worked diligently as a fuel oil and gas deliveryman. Later, he became the proud owner and operator of Maynard's Repair in Horace, North Dakota, while also nurturing his passion for farming on a hobby farm.
Always a devoted husband, Maynard and Emilie celebrated their marriage on August 23, 1963. Together, they embarked on countless adventures and shared a love that spanned six decades. In 1998, after Maynard retired, they fulfilled their dream of building a beautiful lake home on Prairie Lake, near Pelican Rapids, MN. The lake, specifically the 3rd lot on Jacobs Beach that Maynard had acquired as a young man, quickly became a cherished place for making memories with family and friends.
Maynard found solace and joy in the simplicity of nature. He could often be found tending to his yard, carefully trimming trees, and relishing in the beauty of the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were not just hobbies for Maynard; they were a source of peace and fulfillment.
Deeply committed to his community, Maynard actively served in the Horace Lions Club, embodying the spirit of compassion and selflessness.
Maynard leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his dear wife, Emilie, to whom he shared 60 blissful years of marriage. He is also survived by his loving daughters, LeAnn (Perry) Dreyer and Susan Nokleby, as well as his seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Maynard is fondly remembered by his sister, Sharon (Louie) Buchholz, and his brother, Gerald (Judy) Schossow. He is preceded in death by his sister, Glorie Vanderplaats.
In honor of Maynard's life, a service will be held at a later date in the spring at Fargo National Cemetery in Harwood, North Dakota. Please keep Maynard's family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Maynard's genuine warmth, unwavering commitment, and gentle spirit will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing him. He leaves behind a void that can never be filled, but his memory will continue to inspire and uplift us all.
Please keep Maynard's family in your thoughts and prayers.