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Elvin Trageton

Elvin O. Trageton, 90, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Northwood, ND, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Elvin was born on a cold winter day on January 5, 1926, on the family farm in Northwood, ND, the oldest son of ten children of Arne O. and Caroline Trageton. He attended Sunnyside School, a one room school house, until 8th grade. In 1940, his father passed away and Elvin, at the young age of 14, began to manage the family farm.

Elvin married Joyce Carlson on June 1, 1963. He continued farming, with his wife, Joyce, by his side, until he was 64 years old. In 1960, he delivered the first busload of students to Northwood Public School, and continued driving bus for 42 years. After retirement, Elvin and Joyce resided in Mayville, ND before making their final transition to Rosewood in Fargo.

Elvin offered a reserved, yet friendly, greeting to all. He enjoyed antiques, his wife's cooking, driving his '31 Chevy in local parades, farming and spending time with family. He was a member of Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving on church council and the Northwood township board.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Palmer, Howard, Oliver, and sisters Lyla, Adeline (Brorby), Cora (Jorde), and Ruth (Lyste).

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and their three children, Jeannette (Mike) Repoyo of Fargo, ND, Karen (Mark) Bohl of Normal, IL, and Dawn (Kevin) Halvorson of El Paso IL, and seven grandchildren: Johnathan, Amber and Allison Repoyo, Elise (Stan) Boyer, Chris Bohl, Kayla and Dylan Halvorson. Brother Arne and sister Mildred (Rudrud) also survive.


Monday, January 02, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

Funeral Service

Monday, January 02, 2017
1:00 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

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Joyce & Family; Our Sympathy to you and the family. Thinking about you and praying for strength for all and safe travels as everyone goes home again. Jerome & Karen Lelsie

Karen Leslie(Paulsen) Jan 2 2017 12:00 AM

Karen and Family I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know I am thinking of you.

Tami Rood Jan 2 2017 12:00 AM

I love you papa Watch over all of us

Kayla Halvorson Jan 2 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Leah Knain Erickson

leah knain erickson Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

We are all so sorry to hear of Elvins passing. We are glad he is no longer in pain but are sorry for all the pain left behind who loved him. Sincerest condolences & Deepest sympathies, all your cousins, & 2nd cousins in Illinois. Beryl Dennis (Dahl), her Children: Arthur "Sarge" Dennis, Christy Suprenant, Cindy Holste, Curt Dennis & Robin Dennis Alan Dahl Cathy Dahl & her children: Michael Kolodziej and Kristin Kolodziej Bychowski

Beryl Dennis (Dahl) & Robin Dennis Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

Sympathy to Joyce and all the family. Elvin was such a calm, kind person. He always had a smile.

Mary Ann Hentschell Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

Our condolences. A good neighbor and one of Trudy's school bus drivers.

Don Berge-Trudy Treece Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy and prayers for your family. Nita

Nita Matthews Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

Elvin is in our prayers.

Brian Cariveau Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the family. Elvin will always be remembered. Always a great smile. Bruce & Carol

Bruce Cariveau Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

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