Erwin Edward Hurner, (94), of Moorhead, MN, died of Alzheimer’s complications on August 24, 2023 at Fargo Elim.
Erwin Hurner, who was the oldest of five sons, was born on July 26, 1929, to Fred and Crystal (Mart) Hurner of rural Glyndon, MN. Erwin graduated from Glyndon High School and shortly after high school purchased his first semi-truck and trailer, which proved to be an integral part of Erwin's life.
On July 28, 1949, he married Bev Mandsager of rural Felton, MN. They moved to Moorhead where they lived the rest of their married life. He was the founder of E.E. Hurner Trucking Company and later formed a family company with his wife and children, WEBB (Wendy, Erwin, Bev, Brad) Enterprises, West Fargo, ND. In early 2000, Erwin and his family established a second business, Nevrdun, selling spring-assisted boat seat pedestals. Erwin developed numerous inventions/patents relating to the trucking industry and sold them nationwide.
Erwin was a hard-working husband and father. In addition to Bev, his wife of 63 years, his other true love was fishing. He was happiest when he had a fishing rod in his hand. He fished in Canada for 42 years and throughout the United States. After Erwin retired, spending summers at their lake home on Big Cormorant and later at Dunvilla, and residing in Arizona for the winters was to his estimation the perfect way to live.
He is survived by his daughter, Wendy (John) Mather, son, Brad (Bonnie) Hurner, granddaughters, Nichole (Jerry) Mather Price all of Moorhead, MN, Rachel Hurner of Crookston, MN and Heather (Quinn) Hurner O’Brien of Blaine, MN, and a grandson, Chris (Erin Nyren) Mather of Dilworth, MN, and five great-grandchildren, Alex, Mia and Kenna Mather, Elizabeth and Kathlen Price, brother, Wesley (Allison) Hurner, Westmoreland, TN. He is preceded in death by his wife Bev, parents and brothers, Myron, Donald and Orval Hurner.
Memorial gathering will held Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.
Interment will be at Moorhead Memorial Gardens.