Stephen Thomas Gorman, Jr.

Steve Gorman, Jr. died October 29th, 2021 at Sanford Health of Fargo, ND. He was 96. There will be a mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 13th at Noon at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fargo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 11am at St. Anthony’s

Stephen Thomas (“Bud”) Gorman, Jr. was born on December 4, 1924 in Fargo, ND to Stephen Thomas Gorman, Sr. and Gladys (Mock) Gorman. He had one sister, Beverly (Gorman) Coffman. Steve married Mary K (Sullivan) Johnson in 1952 and they had 3 children: Kathy, Steve III and Beth. At the time of Mary K’s Death in 2013, they had been married for 60 years.

Steve attended grade school and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo. He also attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN until enlisting in the US Navy and serving on a PT Boat in the Pacific in World War II. After the war, he attended the Wahpeton State College of Science. He began his career at Knight Printing Company as a salesman, eventually serving as owner and President for nearly 40 years.

He was very active in the community throughout his lifetime, serving as an early President of the NDSU Team Makers Club, the Elks, the Jaycees, the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Board of TNI (The Neuropsychiatric Institute), the Rotary Club and the Fargo Country Club.

He was elected to the Legislature as a Representative from Fargo’s District 46th in 1987 and served until 1996.

Steve loved to tell stories of his Dad, Steve Sr. and the Grand Recreation Parlor and serving as bat boy for the Fargo Moorhead Twins. He also loved golf and was proud to still be walking the first nine whenever he played at the Country Club. And, he was an avid Bison football fan!

Steve is survived by his children: Kathy (George) Keiser of Bismarck ND and Beth (Randy) Hollingsworth of Maple Grove MN; His grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sarah Keiser and children Ivy, Hannah and Tess of Bismarck ND; Katie (Dennis) Rush and children Connor and Molly of Bozeman; Christie (David) Duininck and children Zackary and Austin of Sartell, MN; Brian (Maddie) Hollingsworth of Maple Grove MN; and sisters-in-law: Pat Phillipp and Gerry Schoener, both of Fargo ND, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary K, son Steve III, parents Steve Sr. and Gladys, sister Beverly Coffman and niece, Terrianne Theis.

Memorials are preferred to Ronald McDonald House Charities, PO Box 7323 Bismarck, ND 58507, St. Anthony’s Church, 701 N. 10th St. Fargo, ND 58103 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at His service will be live streamed on the funeral home’s website.

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