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Published October 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sidney Theodore Faldalen

Sidney Theodore Faldalen age 91, of Fargo and formerly of Noonan, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living Center surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Noonan. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ambrose.

Sidney Theodore Faldalen

Sidney Theodore Faldalen age 91, of Fargo and formerly of Noonan, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living Center surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Noonan. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ambrose.

Visitation will be 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby with a Prayer service will be at 6:00 and also one hour before the service at the church.

Sidney was born on June 16,1922, to Olaf and Selma (Steen) Faldalen near Ambrose, ND. He attended a country school and then school in Ambrose. On June 11, 1949 he married Violet Brenno, they made their home in Minot ND, Seattle WA, & Fairbanks AK before returning to Ambrose ND. They had four children. In 1984, they sold their farm and moved to Noonan, ND. On May 28, 1998, Violet passed away. Sidney married Virginia Marshall July of 1999, they lived in Harlowton, MT. Virginia passed away in 2005. Sidney returned to Noonan until moving to Trollwood Village in Fargo, ND on July of 2012. He loved his home there and the many friends he made there as well as his noon lunch group.

Sidney had 62 years of carpentry experience, he drove school bus, he worked as a civilian at the Fairbanks Alaska Airbase and the Fortuna ND Airbase, he worked for Lund Construction & Fagerland Gravel. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He enjoyed, curling, fishing, hunting. He loved gardening and would sell his much wanted and asked for produce at the Farmers Market. He canned many vegetables, fruits and PaPa Sid's dill pickles. He loved baking the many Scandinavian goodies and making lefsa and instructed many on making it. He loved dancing, playing cards and pool.

Sidney is survived by his children, Linda Kihle (Barry Krogh), Harwood ND, Karen Roddy (Terry Long), Enid OK, Lori (Dean)Sawyer, Estevan, Sask, Canada and Steven Faldalen, Noonan ND, Special Friend Winnie Schiele, Williston ND, one brother Oscar (Betty) Faldalen, Yukon OK and one sister Eunice Carlstad, Chester MT, 7 Grandchildren, Jade Kihle, Tiffaney (Josh )Holm, Chad Roddy, Stacie (Jeremy)Bedford, Jeremy Roddy, Kristin Faldalen and Lucas Faldalen and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Sidney is preceded in death by his wife Violet, second wife Virginia, parents Olaf and Selma, 3 brothers Ole, George, and Severin, 2 son-in-laws, Michael Kihle and Roy Roddy.

Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby is in charge of arrangements.

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