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Published October 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

Fredrick Samuel Ewalt

Fredrick Samuel Ewalt, 63, Lignite, ND, formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loved ones following a battle with cancer.

Fred was born on June 16, 1950, son of James and Elsa (Entzel) Ewalt in Glendive, MT. He was raised and educated in Glendive.

Fredrick Samuel Ewalt

Fredrick Samuel Ewalt, 63, Lignite, ND, formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loved ones following a battle with cancer.

Fred was born on June 16, 1950, son of James and Elsa (Entzel) Ewalt in Glendive, MT. He was raised and educated in Glendive.

On October 18, 1967, at the age of 17, Fred enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He served his country during the Vietnam War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Letter of Commendation, Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device. He was honorably discharged on November 11, 1971.

On August 7, 1971, Fred was united in marriage with Herminia “Minnie” Flores in Yuma, AZ. They had three children, Clinton, Jaclyn and Samantha. They made their home in Yuma, where Fred was employed by the DOD at the MCAS Fire Dept. In 1983, he left MCAS as a captain to begin a career with the DOJ with US Border Patrol. Fred served with the Border Patrol in Chula Vista, California as a member of the Bandit Detail and The Horse Patrol. In 1987, he transferred to Portal, ND. In 1997 he transferred to Spokane WA, where he would retire as the Patrol Agent in Charge, at the age of 50 from that day forward he lived life as “Every day is Saturday”. In 2000, the family moved to Fargo, ND where Fred worked at Muscatell and later on at Nardini Fire Equipment. In 2012, they moved to Lignite to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Fred loved life and had a big heart. After living in several different states he made so many friendships. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed being able to teach his grandchildren how to fish, hunt and enjoyed taking them out on the boat. He loved to go fishing on the Salmon River in Idaho whenever he could and loved to camp.

Fred is survived by his Wife of 42 years, Minnie of Lignite, ND, Daughters; Jaclyn (Jon) Lokken, Crosby, ND and Samantha (Nathan) Nelson, Lignite, ND, Daughter-in-law Casie Ewalt, Fargo, ND, Grandchildren; Caleb, Allison, Morgen and Wyatt. Sister Cindy (Art) Montoya, Longview, WA, Brother Rick Ewalt, Mead, WA, two aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred was preceded in death by his son Clinton, parents, James and Elsa Ewalt and brother Frank.

Visitation: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4pm until 7pm at Christ Lutheran Church, Lignite, ND

Funeral Service: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11am at Christ Lutheran Church, Lignite, ND

Upon Fred’s wishes he is being cremated and at a later date the family will spread his ashes.

Those wishing to sign an online guestbook can visit www.thompsonlarson.com

Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare

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