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Published April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ardell C. Wickoren

Ardell C. Wickoren, 76, Wyndmere, ND, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Essentia Health, Fargo. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, 2:00 PM, at Wyndmere Lutheran Church, Wyndmere, with Rev. Bob Caranicas officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 PM to 8 PM, with a 7 PM Prayer Service at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at Freeman Cemetery, rural McLeod. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ardell Curtis Wickoren was born March 8, 1937 in McLeod, ND, the son of Ingvold and Nellie (Sveum) Wickoren. He was baptized and confirmed in Bethany Lutheran Church, McLeod. He attended school in McLeod. At an early age he took an interest in farming and ranching with his Uncle Nelius Sveum and continued working with Uncle Milard Sveum. He worked for LeRoy and Lila Erickson, Delamere, ND, before moving to South Dakota for five years where he was a feedlot manager. Ardell took much pride in his 36 years with Wil-Rich Manufacturing, Wahpeton, where he was a welder.

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