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Published May 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Walter P. Okke

Walter Peter Okke, 76, of Fargo, ND, passed away on April 29, 2013, at Essentia Hospital with family by his side. The family would like to thank the Essentia staff for their compassionate care for Walter while he was there.

Walter resided in Fargo, ND for the past sixteen years. He married Beverly Grant on February 4, 1961 in Moorhead, MN. Together they made their home in Glyndon, MN, on a farm and raised six children. He worked at Ames Sand and Gravel for many years. He enjoyed trapping, raising farm animals, working on cars, gardening and cooking out with family.

Walter P. Okke

Walter Peter Okke, 76, of Fargo, ND, passed away on April 29, 2013, at Essentia Hospital with family by his side. The family would like to thank the Essentia staff for their compassionate care for Walter while he was there.

Walter resided in Fargo, ND for the past sixteen years. He married Beverly Grant on February 4, 1961 in Moorhead, MN. Together they made their home in Glyndon, MN, on a farm and raised six children. He worked at Ames Sand and Gravel for many years. He enjoyed trapping, raising farm animals, working on cars, gardening and cooking out with family.

Walter is survived by his wife, Beverly Okke of Fargo, ND; son, David Okke of Mapleton, ND; daughter, Patricia (Francis) Meche of Fargo, ND; daughter, Catherine (Scott) Buisman of Barnesville, MN; son, Mark (Amy) Okke of Savage, MN; daughter, Cheryl (Jon) Anderson of Dilworth, MN; son, Timothy (April) Okke of Caldwell, Idaho; 3 brothers, Isaac (Katie) Okke, John (Judy) Okke, Bob Okke; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anna (Gutzmer) Okke; and brother, Fred Okke.

Memorial Gathering: Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Interment: Hawley Cemetery, Hawley, MN.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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