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Arthur Nitschke

Arthur Nitschke

Arthur Walter Nitschke, age 85, of Fargo, died Wednesday July 23, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway Nursing Home in Fargo, ND under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He passed from this earth surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Arthur was born to Edward and Christine (Sperle) Nitschke on September 16, 1928 in Ashley, ND. He attended rural school in Ashley, ND. On September 30, 1951 he married Verna Bendewald and they were married for 62 years. Arthur and Verna moved to the Fargo/West Fargo area in 1954. Together they had five children Wanda (Mike) Beaton, Carma (Darwin) Soyring, James (Kathryn) Nitschke, Laura (Brad) Teberg and Roy (Karla) Nitschke. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. He is survived by his wife, all five children as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM with prayer service at 6:30 on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. Interment will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fargo.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit