April 18, 1939 - May 10, 2022
Orvis Wilton Eklund, age 83, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2022, in his home surrounded by family. He was born April 18th, 1939, in Charlson, ND, to Murphy and Wilma (VanDyke) Eklund. He grew up in Watford City and was in the graduating class of 1957. He attended Jamestown College graduating in 1961. He married Bonnie Schroeder on June 30th, 1963, in Parshall, ND. They have three children, Michael, Theodore, and Janet. He was a Revenue Agent for the US Treasury Department for thirty-three years which brought him to live in Minot, ND, Gering, NE, and finally settling in Fargo, ND. He retired in April 1994; he then took up accounting for ten years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. Orvis was most dedicated to his family and to his faith. His enthusiasm for his loved ones showed in his hobbies, notably in later years, genealogy, and following developments in the oil industry, in which his father and uncle had built careers and businesses. He was always delighted to spend time in the company of his family. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, country music, candy, and the lutefisk dinners at the Sons of Norway. He showed his faith through example and through his lifelong attendance at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. He was a foundation to the family, supporting immediate and extended family members through difficult times. His guidance and impact on them were significant. He was very much loved and respected and will be greatly missed by all. Orvis was preceded in death by his parents, Murphy and Wilma Eklund, and brother Mylo Eklund. Orvis is survived by his wife, Bonnie Eklund, sons Michael (Holly) Eklund, Theo Eklund, daughter Janet (Dustin) Austad, nephew Tom (Paula) Eklund, niece Sally (Kimo) Pestana, niece Julie Eklund, grandchildren Darrian, Briana, and Aidan Eklund, and Avery and Aubrey Austad, and two great-grandchildren.
Orvis Wilton Eklund, age 83, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2022, in his home surrounded by family. He was born April 18th, 1939, in Charlson, ND, to Murphy and Wilma (VanDyke) Eklund. He grew up in Watford City and was... View Obituary & Service Information
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