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Dale V. Guderjahn

December 23, 1945 — January 17, 2022

Dale Guderjahn of Hawley, MN, passed away in the Fargo Hospital on January 17, 2022, at the age of 76, after prostate cancer had spread to his bones.

Dale was born on December 23, 1945, in Rolla, ND, to Victor & Mina (Strietzel) Guderjahn. He was the youngest in the family.      Dale attended school and graduated in 1963 from Rolla. He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rolla. He attended Wahpeton School of Science for a degree in Printing.

In 1966 he was drafted into the US Army and served in Stuttgart, Germany for one year with the duration of his time stateside. He was honorably discharged in 1968 at the rank of Specialist 4. After his stint in the Army, he moved to Fargo and worked at Kaye’s Printing for his whole professional career.

In January of 1971 he and Patricia Drewry were married in Rolla and lived in Fargo. They later divorced in 1993.

After his retirement, Dale lived on Lake 15, near Hawley, MN, until the time of his death.

Dale is survived by his sister, Diana (Jack) DesRoches of Anoka, MN, and their children and families: Darnell & Dick Fischer; Stacy & Rob Laubscher, Graham & Hailey; Lori & Peter Harris, Cole (Lauren) & Janae; Marcie & Joe Harrison, Carter & Rylee; John & Jenni DesRoches, Cameron & Hannah; Derek & Crystal DesRoches. He is also survived by his nephew, Doug & Vi Wentz, Stephanie, Shannon & Sondra; and his niece, Geraldine & Randy Frohlich, Aleisha & Russ Hellman; Matthew & Megan Frohlich, Camden, Hadlee, & Jace; Emily & Brad Obritsch, Josie & Harrison. He has also many cousins on both the Strietzel & Guderjahn sides. He has one surviving aunt, Marilyn Strietzel of Milbank, SD.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Vic (1975) & Mina (2004) of Rolla; his brother, Merlin, (1935); sister, Glenda (2002) & her husband, Leonard Wentz, (2000) of Bismarck, ND.

His family would like to thank all of his good friends from Rolla, Fargo, and Lake 15 who were his second family throughout much of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, lake activities; playing the harmonica, and his customized golf cart. He was a very unique character and was always inventing something out of repurposed goods. Happy hour will be missed by all his lake friends.

There will be a graveside service in the spring when his remains will be buried at Fargo National Cemetery in Fargo, ND.

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