Dale Robert Stenerson, 83 of Fargo, North Dakota (formally Halstad, MN) passed away on Monday October 8th, 2018 surrounded by family at Essentia Health Fargo, ND. Dale was born January 31, 1935, in Halstad, MN to Peter and Cora (Kjesbo) Stenerson. He was raised on the family farm that is still being operated by the 5th and 6th generation of Stenersons. He was baptized and confirmed in Halstad. He attended Herberg rural grade school in rural North Dakota, and graduated from high school in Halstad, MN in 1953. After High school, Dale Attended North Dakota State University until returning home to farm with his mother Cora. When Dale was not farming, he kept himself busy driving the Herberg School bus, as well as other various jobs. In June of 1963, Dale married Carol Gorze of Ada, MN and they resided on the farm. That fall they took over the farming operation from Cora Stenerson. While on the farm, Dale was involved in many civic and agricultural organizations: Halstad Lutheran Memorial Home, Halstad Lutheran Church, Lion's, Toastmasters, NW Farm Managers, American Crystal Sugar Company, Farmland Industries, ND Soybean Council, & National Association of Cooperatives. Dale semi-retired from farming in 1995 and turned over the farm operation to his son Todd. In 2000, Dale and Carol moved to West Fargo, North Dakota. In retirement, Dale continued to stay very involved in Agriculture and did speaking at various events. He was also involved with First Lutheran Church Helping Hands, the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign, as well as volunteering as Big Iron trailer driver, Reading to Elementary students, FM Rotary, and Kiwanis. When not involved in these activities, Dale would also spend time with the love of his life Carol and their two sons or other family helping where he could as Family was always his #1 priority. He and Carol would also spend as much free time as they could attending their Grandson's activities or at their cabin on lake Melissa, where he was always out finding that morning cup of coffee and all the local news.
Dale is survived by wife, Carol of Fargo; two sons, Robert of Fargo, ND, and Todd of Hillsboro, ND; One Grandson Devin Stenerson of West Fargo, ND; and sister-in-law Nola Stenerson. He was preceded in death by his Parents Peter & Cora Stenerson, Sisters; Phyllis Johnson, Janice Habedank ; Brother Gunder Stenerson.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Eventide Fargo. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday October 15, 2018 with visitation one hour before the service at First Lutheran Church Fargo.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.