Phillip O. DregsethPhillip O. Dregseth, 92, Fargo, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at MeritCare Palliative Care, Fargo, surrounded by family.
Phillip O. Dregseth, 92, Fargo, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at MeritCare Palliative Care, Fargo, surrounded by family.
Phillip Ora Dregseth was born August 1, 1913, in Baltic, South Dakota, the son of Edwin and Marie (Fundaun) Dregseth. They moved to Nevis, Minnesota, in 1920, where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Nevis High School in 1932. After graduation, he served in the Civil Conservation Corps and later attended Anderson Diesel School in Los Angeles, California. He married Ethel Amundson on October 10, 1940, in Nevis, Minnesota. He was drafted into the United State Army on October 5, 1943, and served in Japan during World War II. He was discharged on February 26, 1946, at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. The family moved to Fargo in 1946 where he attended Hanson Mechanical Trade School. He joined the teaching staff of the school after graduating and retired in 1976.
Phillip was a charter member of Golden Ridge Lutheran Church and participated in the church’s reconstruction after the 1957 tornado. He cherished his family and enjoyed his role as family historian. His hobbies included music, automotive history, and keeping his mind sharp by doing crossword puzzles.
Phillip is survived by his 5 children; Carl (Lillie) Dregseth, Fargo; Allan (Linda) Dregseth, Fargo; Paul (Elaine Keller) Dregseth, Fargo; Karen Dregseth, Coon Rapids, MN; and Susan Carnahan, Fargo; 5 grandchildren, Dennis Carnahan, Clearwater, FL; favorite granddaughter, Lisa Carnahan, Fargo; Phillip and Matthew Dregseth, Pittsburgh, PA; and Christina Peterson, Baltimore, MD.
He was preceded in death by his wife; infant daughter, Diane; and brother, Irving.
Funeral: Saturday, November 19, 2005, at 11:00 AM, at Golden Ridge Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: Friday, November 18, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.
Please visit the online guestbook at www.hansonrunsvold.com